The Cleveland Cavaliers kept themselves alive in the NBA finals and also ended the Golden State Warriors’ tilt at history.
The Warriors, leading the series 3-0, needed to win game four to clinch title glory and become the first ever side to go through the entire play-off campaign with a perfect record, but they came up against a Cavs team who were not ready to give up on their dream of retaining their crown.
Kyrie Irving scored 40 points to lead the Cavs to a 137-116 win, with LeBron James adding a triple-double, as they finally got on the board in the best-of-seven series. In doing so they scored more points in a quarter than any other team in post-season history when they plundered 49 in the opening 12 minutes.
The now head to Oakland on Monday hoping to extend the series further and move a step closer to becoming the first team to win the finals from 3-0 down.
The Warriors, however, return to their own territory knowing one more win will see them claim a second title in three years.