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Warriors beat Cavaliers, 108-97, in Game 4 of NBA Finals

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CLEVELAND– For the first time this postseason, the Cavaliers lost at home.

The Golden State Warriors won, 108-97, bringing the series to 3-1. Game 5 of the NBA Finals is Monday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

At the end of the first quarter, Kyrie Irving lead the Cavs with 9 points, while Tristan Thompson had 8. LeBron James only put up 2.

They picked up the pace in the second quarter, but fouls were an issue for both teams. Irving added 7 more and James added 5. Cleveland leads the Warriors at halftime, 55-50.

Kevin Love, who was cleared to play less than an hour before tipoff, had 7 points off the bench in the first half.

A few threes from Steph Curry and Klay Thompson cut Cleveland’s lead. The Cavs trailed by 2 points after three quarters.

The foul trouble continued as pushing and shoving broke out between James and Golden State’s Draymond Green.

Irving had 34 total points. James came close to a triple-double with 25 points, 13 rebounds and 9 assists.

On Wednesday night, the Cavs beat Golden State, 120-90. James and Irving combined for 62 while J.R. Smith added 20.

Richard Jefferson started in place for the injured Kevin Love, who was placed in the league’s concussion protocol.

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