Golden State Warriors (82-15) at Cleveland Cavaliers (63-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, June 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Quicken Loans Arena)
The Line: Cleveland Cavaliers -6 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet Friday in game four of the 2017 NBA Finals at the Quicken Loans Arena on ABC.
The Golden State Warriors can win their second title in the last three years with a victory here. The Golden State Warriors are averaging 118.9 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 28.6 points and 6.3 assists while Kevin Durant is averaging 27.2 points and 8.3 rebounds. Klay Thompson is the third double-digit scorer and Draymond Green is grabbing 8.6 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game. The Golden State Warriors have won 12 straight road games.
The Cleveland Cavaliers need a victory here in order to force a game five on Monday. The Cleveland Cavaliers are averaging 114.7 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 45.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 32.4 points and 8.8 rebounds while Kyrie Irving is averaging 25 points and 5.3 assists. Kevin Love is the third double-digit scorer and Tristan Thompson is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Cleveland Cavaliers are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Cleveland Cavaliers are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Warriors are 13-2-1 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest, 13-3 ATS in their last 16 road games and 23-6-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Cavaliers are 22-8 ATS in their last 30 Friday games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Warriors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings, the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Cleveland.
The Cavs had their chance to climb back into this series and have a reason to play Friday night, and they fell apart in the final three minutes and didn't even cover a game they controlled for 45 minutes. It's tough to wake up for a game when you blew the last one and are looking at an 0-3 hole. Some say motivation is not getting swept, but I'm not sure the Cavs want to fly back to Cali knowing what will happen in game five in Oracle. The Warriors are easily the better team here and took the Cavs heart in game three. It won't be easy getting up for this one, and that's without mentioning the fact the Warriors see blood in the water with a chance to complete the 16-0 playoff run. As sad as it may be, I think this is the end of the NBA season.
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