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Curry not fazed by National Basketball Association finals history

A Durant three from extra-long range earned the Warriors their first meaningful lead at 45-43 with about seven minutes remaining in the first half.

Or 137 in a game.

But Curry shakes off similarities to past year, in part after adding Durant, who came from Oklahoma City last July in hopes of winning his first career title. "They didn't do it by luck". "Obviously we have haven't felt this feeling walking off the court with a loss in a while, but we've done a good job of bouncing back and being resilient all year". The Warriors were very bad defensive and to the Cavs credit, they kicked their tails. "If we start thinking too far down the line, we take our focus off of the task at hand". They exposed that and took advantage of it. James has only beaten his point total in sports books once - scoring 39 points in game 3 - in the series.

For the Cavs, who became the first team to overcome a 3-1 deficit in The Finals previous year against the Warriors, the task is to come out with the same focus, intensity and aggressiveness.

One witnessed Cavs charged up for Game 4, getting involved in some strong physical battles, which helped them emerge victorious.

My original Finals prediction was Warriors in 5 and I believe that's going to become a reality tonight. The Cavaliers had to win three consecutive games to win the championship last season as well and they pulled off the miracle come-from-behind victory to secure the NBA Championship.

A 27-4 run turned an eight-point deficit into a 17-point lead, and the Warriors went into halftime with a 71-60 lead.

Meanwhile, Durant (2 of 9) and Stephen Curry (2 of 9) struggled for Golden State at the other end.

"We have to play well", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. The cheapest two seats together for Monday night are a $60 increase from what they cost for Game 2.

Kerr was asked if he feels his team is the one with pressure.

"It's definitely fuelled us all year, just trying to keep that hunger to get back to the stage". If it's talking trash or knocking guys on the floor, whatever you got to do, you got to do it. He also said if Cleveland does not win the title, their season would be unsuccessful. "We got to continue to move the ball, share the ball", James said. "We know what our keys to victory is". As was the case in Friday night's Game 4, the wine and gold set records while beating the Warriors and avoiding elimination.

Oracle Arena is the toughest place for any road team to play, and Game 5 should be filled with loud and desperate fans who want to see the Warriors win the NBA Finals in person. I think it's impossible to unscramble the eggs. "I thought the first two games were being too nice".

With the Golden State Warriors back at home for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, their fans consider this their best chance of wrapping up the series and winning their second championship in three years.

"We weren't coming to blows".



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