After giving up 55 in the first half, the Golden State Warriors clamped down on the Cavaliers in the 2nd, holding them to 42 points and blowing by them in the 4th quarter for a 108-97 win that puts them on the precipice of their second consecutive championship. They head back to Oakland leading the series 3-1 and looking to celebrate the title on their home floor in game five Monday night.
Steph Curry finally found his offense following three relatively quiet games. He finished with 38 points, fueled by seven three pointers as the Warriors set a record for threes by a team in a Finals game with 17. This is one of their hallmarks, and when they are making threes like they were last night they are nearly impossible to beat.
Alas, another NBA season is nearly at an end.
Meanwhile, as Tony reported, the Lynx moved to 9-0 on the season with a big road win in Atlanta, against a Dream squad that came in 6-2 on the season. The Lynx blew it out in the 2nd half on their way to a season-high 110 points as they stifled the Dream and got out on the break throughout the half. The Lynx are back at it tonight in Washington against the Mystics.
International soccer is in full swing now, with both Copa America and the Euros going strong.
8:00 am: Albania v. Switzerland
11:00 am Wales v. Slovakia
2:00 pm England v. Russia
6:00 pm USA v. Paraguay
8:00 pm Colombia v. Costa Rica
The Euros got off to a good start yesterday, with a fun opener won by host France against Romania 2-1 with a late brilliant strike by Dmitri Payet.
The U.S. needs a draw in the final group game to go through to the quarterfinals, but Paraguay, who need a win, will be a tough opponent. A failure here would be a big blow to the USMNT, who set getting out of the group stage as a minimum goal for this tournament.
Have a great Saturday.