A Durant three from extra-long range earned the Warriors their first meaningful lead at 45-43 with about seven minutes remaining in the first half.
"Yeah, they messed that one up bad", said Green. "They didn't do it by luck. Not only because we didn't play well, but they came out there and took it to us". Have a look at these role players, and you will see that a championship isn't won by all stars alone. It's not only because we didn't play well. "You don't want to prolong a series and give a team more and more confidence/ The opportunity is to win it here so you want to take advantage of that and try to close it out as soon as you can".
"No, I feel this is the game we've got to get", he said, "or it's over".
The Cavaliers had 86 points at halftime and led by 24 during a physical and at times poorly officiated game while handing the Warriors their first loss of the postseason.
"For us as a team tonight, we've got to be more on edge", Kerr said before the game. "But you just have keep a body on them as much as possible and try to make their shots a little bit more hard". Meanwhile, on the Fox Sports TV side, noted LeBron James fan Shannon Sharpe said on "Undisputed" Monday morning why he thinks the series will go to a Game 7. And these two teams are in the same situation again, with the Cavaliers down 3-1, heading to Oakland for Game 5.
Once again, a Warriors family member bought into conspiracy theories.
Curry, Durant and Co. will definitely be more focused tonight, so the Cavs will have to be ready from the opening tip. "We're playing against a great team, and we know you have to play great every single night". They told her that the officials told them to give Green a tech in the first half. We just kept our composure.
"Last game, in game four, I thought that's who we are". The Warriors lost Game 4 in Cleveland, after the Cavs put together a historic night of scoring. Cleveland may trail 3-1 in the series, but if Twitter was any indicator, Warriors fans are already nervous, if not their team.
"We know that champions don't die".
"Our mindset has to be winning games and not smiling back and forth or talking and playing", Lue said.
"I don't like it", James said. Previous year he was banged up throughout the playoffs after suffering ankle and medial collateral ligament sprains during Golden State's first-round series against the Houston Rockets, missing six full games and parts of two others.
From the moment the Cleveland Cavaliers extended these NBA Finals to a fifth game thanks to a 137-116 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night, the story line for the three days leading up to Monday night was set.
"You can make a sandwich before somebody even gets out there", Durant said of how it seemed in Game 4.
But for Game 5, it is Draymond Green who is in the spotlight. But, in this case, Draymond wants all the hate they can muster, and he sure will get it.