Posted January 11, 2018 07:11:18A few weeks ago, the Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors shared a memorable rivalry.
The Warriors were coming off a 114-104 win in Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Warriors.
After that win, the two teams traded the biggest blows of the series.
The game itself was a bit of a disaster.
The Cavs lost the game in the third quarter when the Warriors were down by 10, but the Cavaliers were still in control.
The teams then tied the game with 12 seconds left, but a couple of poor turnovers allowed the Warriors to tie it with 10 seconds left.
With 12 seconds remaining, LeBron James had just finished his first ever triple-double.
With the score tied, the Cavs were down one, and the Warriors had just been outscored by 17.
LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and Stephen Curry were all scoreless in the fourth quarter.
The Warriors came back with a 15-2 run to take a 10-point lead.
The Cavaliers would tie it again with 1:33 remaining, but Curry and Irving would each score a season-high 27 points in the last 3:00 of the fourth.
The last time the Cavs trailed by 11 or more points, they would win.
The Cavaliers were in control of the game and were playing the Warriors for three quarters.
In the fourth, the Warriors came out with an 11-0 run to go up 30-13.
Then the Cavs led by as many as 18, but Golden State outscaled the Cavaliers by 20 and scored 40 points.
In that final quarter, the Cleveland fans started chanting, “Cleveland!
This was a very emotional game for everyone involved.
After the Warriors took the lead, Curry and the rest of the Warriors got some much-needed rest.
Curry went off for 24 points and 11 rebounds.
The rest of Golden State’s bench finished with 13 points.
The fourth quarter began with the Cavaliers leading by three, but James went to the bench with the score at 44-38.
The fans continued to chant the chant, and James went off again with 28 points.
Irving added 24 points.
Then with 2:28 left, the score stood at 44.
Golden State held a 48-44 lead at the break.
James made a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Cavs the lead for good.
The Golden State fans would go on to celebrate the victory.
The final score was 45-38, but there was a little something missing.
After Curry had scored all of the Cavs’ points in overtime, the game was tied at 47.
But the Warriors went on a 10 offensive rebound in the final minute to tie the game again.
James and Curry would both score, and that gave the Cavs a 47-47 lead.
After a couple missed free throws by Curry, James went back to the floor and finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
He also had six assists.
After the game, James told reporters, “We’re going to give ourselves the best chance to win this game.”
After the game James told ESPN, “That’s how it goes.
We’re going back and forth and getting a win, and we’re going out there and trying to beat each other.”