Game 4 of the NBA Finals had a little bit of everything. Pushing, shoving, technical fouls, non-ejections, fighting with fans who then got ejected, fashion statements, and the Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue couldn’t get enough of it.
After climbing back into the NBA Finals with a 137-116 win over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 — a game that featured seven technical fouls between the two teams and also a flagrant foul on Kevin Love for a hit on Kevin Durant — Lue wants that same approach in tonights Game 5.
“Me personally, I liked it,” Lue said of the testy nature of Friday’s game. “I thought the first two games [we] were being too nice. The first three games, helping guys up off the floor, smiling, talking to guys and — yeah, I didn’t like that. So I think Game 4, talking trash, being physical, whatever you got to do to try to get that edge to win, you got to do it.”
As the NBA Finals shift back to California, the Warriors have a familiar 3-1 series lead against the Cavs. Can the Warriors end it on their home floor or will I get another lazy edition in?
Catch you Thursday.