NBA Finals 2017: Historic scoring outburst helps Cavs extend series

The Cavaliers survived a circus event Friday to win Game 4 of the NBA Finals with a 137-116 home victory over the Warriors.

They did so in record fashion.

After struggling to shoot during the first three games of the series, Cleveland came out red-hot to score 49 points in the first quarter and 86 points in the first half, both of which broke NBA Finals records. The Cavs later set a Finals record by hitting 24 3-point shots in the game.

Smith only had 17 touches in 28 minutes, shooting 1 of 4 from the field. Hell must have frozen over because someone had to tell J.R. Smith to shoot more.

Korver also needs to find his 3-point stroke after going 0 of 3 in 19 minutes. He doesn’t need to explode for 30-plus, but Korver can’t give the Cavs another goose egg in the box score.

With all of that said, the Cavs are still the defending champs, and LeBron James didn’t suddenly disappear. The Cavs won’t turn the ball over 20 times again. They won’t let Durant saunter down the lane, cock the ball back behind his head and rattle the rim to the delight of the Warriors faithful.

If Golden State wants to avenge last year’s 3-1 collapse, it can’t lose focus for a Cheap Jerseys Made In China minute. Based on how the Warriors looked in Game 1, that shouldn’t be a problem.

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