Kyrie scores 21 in the third to knock off the Celtics
After the Game 3 loss that shocked us all, the Cleveland Cavaliers came into Game 4 seeking redemption, most importantly looking to end this series asap to set up another showdown with the Golden State Warriors.
For a while it actually seemed like the Boston Celtics could actually even the series. Regardless of how close the game was that was still hard to believe. Jae Crowder, the savior in Game 3 that helped stretch out this series to at least five games didn’t slow down in Game 4 as he scored 18 points, gaining the extra playing time with 40 minutes on the floor. Kelly Olynyk had 15, Al Horford looked like an All-Star with 16, but not a superstar player that Boston needs to even make a dent on this series. Avery Bradley also came out to play with 19 points on 7-for-19 from the floor. Unfortunately nobody could stop Kyrie Irving in the third quarter, and in the fourth they let the Cavs pull away.
For a whole day and a half we heard everybody complain about how LeBron James disappeared in Game 3 bringing back some of his sub-par performances from years back, obviously from when he was a member of the Miami Heat. He came back roaring in Game 4 shooting 55.6% with 34 points on 15-for-27 field goals, but even at that he wasn’t the hero in Game 4. It was Kyrie Irving who was a man on a mission in the third quarter. Just like Marc Jackson would say “Mama, that’s a bad man” as he scored 21 of his 42 points 15-for-22 field goals and 4-for-7 from beyond the arc. Irving was on fire shooting 68.2% from the field. Kevin Love had 17 points, but he’s also come up huge for the Cavs, but Tuesday night simply belonged to “Uncle Drew”.
Don’t count out the Celtics. Yes the Cavs are heavily favored to knock out the Celtics in Game 5, but after Isaiah Thomas was ruled out with a serious hip injury the chemistry of the team has flowed smoother keeping these last two games pretty tight. I expect the Celtics to come out aggressive at home for Game 5, but my money’s on Kyrie and the Cavs to end it in 5.