November 19 2017

Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

November 19 2017, 01:06 | Sammy Rose

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said the defending champions were "too nice" at the start of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. At that point, I wouldn't be surprised to see Cavs make history by completing the comeback. Before Game 4, there were grumbles as the Warriors breezed through Games 1 and 2 at home and stole Game 3 on the road to take a 3-0 lead.

Finally, the Golden State Warriors have been beaten in Game 4 of the NBA Finals by the Cleveland Cavaliers. You can tweak some things, but are we going to play hard?

We're guessing that ABC executives probably hope that LeBron James & Co. can somehow rally to force a historic Game 7.

"We need to play better, to have a better first punch in that first six minutes, to play with more force and aggressiveness and physicality".

It would be epic if the Cavaliers did it, and forever taint this group of Warriors, who have lost just four times in the previous 34 games.

"You hear some chatter going on throughout the Warriors locker room in terms of them trying to end it here, and it was another do-or-die game for us, and we had to leave it all out there", Irving said. He has also pulled down an average of 8.8 rebounds per game in this series, and he has dished out 5.5 assists in that span. "We never felt like we were out of the game".

The two teams are set to lock horns in Game 5 at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Monday. Then you add some chatter in there, and that adds some extra motivation. However, like past year, the Cavaliers are seeking to break new ground and they'll get their opportunity to take another step toward that goal when Game 5 tips off just after 9 p.m. ET on Monday night.

"I didn't stress anything besides just live in the moment", he said. They added Durant, seeking his first National Basketball Association title after leaving Oklahoma City, but a loss would bring a game six Thursday in Cleveland and perhaps a winner-take-all Sunday showdown in Oakland.

That was in stark contrast to the long-range dominance the Warriors had established in the first three games, when Golden State outscored Cleveland 138-93 on threes. Are we going to get after it and compete?

Golden State knows it, too, must make adjustments, including getting a hand in the face of the Cavaliers' sharpshooters after surrendering a Finals record 24 three-pointers Friday, seven of those by Irving during his 40-point masterpiece.

"Not taking into account the spread, I think the Warriors will win tonight", Sherman said. The Cavaliers won and went on to take the series 4-3. "Talking trash, being physical, whatever you got to do to get that edge, you got to do it". I'm not sure that Green has much to worry about as the series shifts back to Oakland, but it seems unlikely at this point that the Warriors will be celebrating in the Cavs locker room again. We were just talking.

On Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers are in their second straight must-win situation, as the team must beat the #Golden State Warriors three games in a row or they will lose the 2016-17 #Nba Finals. Kevin Durant and Steph Curry were superb for Golden State in Game 5.

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