Splash Brothers generate wave of momentum in win over Cavs

Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:55am EDT
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By Steve Keating

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson generated a wave of momentum that will carry the Golden State Warriors home one win from another NBA title after a crucial victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday.

Thompson and Curry broke out of their Finals scoring funk by combining for 63 points as the Warriors pushed the Cavs to brink of elimination heading into Monday's Game Five in Oakland.

Of the 32 teams that have faced a 3-1 deficit in the NBA Finals none have ever come back to win the championship.

Curry once again led the way for Golden State, dropping a game-high 38 points that included seven three-pointers, while Thompson chipped in with 25.

"I thought Steph was a little bit in a hurry. He wanted so badly to break out," said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. "I don't know that the shots were that much better than they've been, I just think they got going.

"I mean, sooner or later it's going to happen.

"With guys like that, you can't keep them down forever."

The Cavaliers, however, until Friday had been able to keep a lid on the Warriors sharpshooters for much of the Finals, limiting them to a combined average of just 28 points over the first three games of the best-of-seven series.   Continued...

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) and guard Klay Thompson (11) speaks to the media during a press conference after game four of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. The Warriors won 108-97. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports