• Cavs stay alive in NBA Finals

    Kyrie Irving
    Kyrie Irving

    The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 137-116 in Cleveland on Friday in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.

    A win for the Warriors would have seen them win the Finals series 4-0 and become the first team to go 16-0 in the playoffs.

    The Cavaliers, though, had other ideas, scoring an NBA-record 49 points in the opening quarter and a record 86 points in the half.

    Cleveland went on to score 137 points, the most in a Finals game since 1987, with Kyrie Irving finishing with 40, LeBron James 31 and Kevin Love 23.

    Last year, the Cavaliers became the first team to come back from 3-1 down in an NBA Finals series to win 4-3. To defend their crown, they need to make history again, by becoming the first to win it having trailed 3-0.

    Game 5 will take place in Oakland on Monday.

    Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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