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Cavaliers extend NBA finals after ending Warriors’ perfect run

Kyrie Irving scored 40 points to lead the Cavs to a 137-116 win, with LeBron James adding a triple-double.

NBA 10/06/17 07:01
Cavaliers extend NBA finals after ending Warriors’ perfect run

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.

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