Before the basketball game turned into a variety show with all sorts of extracurricular shenanigans after halftime, the Cavs played some of the best ball ever played in the championship round to thwart the Warriors’ bid at a perfect 16-0 postseason.
What would this series have looked like through the first three games if the Cavaliers had shot the ball from 3-point range the way they had all season?
That’s the question the Cavs asked themselves in the days leading up to Game 4 after falling behind 3-0 to the explosive Warriors while wilting away from long range.
Tristan Thompson had nearly as many rebounds in Game 4 as he had in Games 1-3 combined.
By the end, the Cavs set a record for most 3s in a Finals game, going 24-for-45.
The final three minutes of Game 4 didn’t have nearly the same drama, as Cleveland put in its subs for garbage time in a game the Cavaliers led by as many as 22 points.