The Cleveland Cavaliers from the opening tip were on fire and didn’t cool down. It was a historic night, just not the history Warriors fans were hoping for. The Warriors could’ve swept the playoffs and the Finals, a first in NBA history. Not the case, it was the LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers show. Here is a look at just a few of the stats from Friday nights game:
Cavs: 49 points in 1st Q, the most in any quarter in NBA Finals history
Cavs: 86 points in the first half, new record for most points in a first half in NBA Finals history
Cavs: Set NBA Finals record with 13 first-half 3-pointers (Warriors just set the record at 12 in Game 3)
Cavs: Set NBA Finals record with 24 made 3’s in one game
Cavs: 137 points are the most a team has scored in the NBA Finals when facing elimination
Cavs: LeBron James moved to 4th in all-time FGs made in the Finals
Cavs: LeBron passed Magic Johnson to have the most triple-doubles in Finals history (9)
Cavs: LeBron James became the new all-time NBA playoffs free-throw leader
Cavs: Missed nine of their 26 free throws in the first half
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Warriors: Kevin Durant became the 3rd playing to score at least 25 points in his first nine NBA Finals games. He joins MJ and Shaq.
Warriors: Draymond Green became the 7th Warrior in franchise history to score at least 1000 points in the playoffs.
Cavs/Warriors: 154 combined points in the 1st half are the most combined points by both teams in an NBA Finals half.
The series is now at 3-1….. have we seen this before? (sarcasm people..sarcasm)