No Golden State player has been to Finals
Tonight at 9 p.m. ET (ESPN/WatchESPN), the Warriors will attempt to advance to the Finals. The last team to win the NBA title without a player with any prior Finals experience was the Chicago Bulls in '90-91. (via Elias)
A t-shirt tiff before tip of Game 4
There are a fair number of Warriors fans in Houston tonight, and the team reportedly handed out "Strength in Numbers" shirts to said fans. A Rockets official reportedly voiced displeasure with the move, calling it "unprofessional." (via Marcury News' Marcus Thompson)
Ethan Strauss @SherwoodStrauss
Rockets are apparently unhappy the Warriors brought Strength in Numbers shirts to the arena tonight
Draymond Green is a defensive dynamo
Steph Curry's heroics probably get the most attention, but Green's virtuoso performance on the defensive side has Golden State one win away from the NBA finals.
LeBron puts his teams on his back
No one fills the box score for his team like LeBron James -- literally. He's head and shoulders above everyone else in NBA history as a statistical team leader.
Stephen Curry's specialty
The MVP is shooting 44.8% from beyond the arc this postseason, slightly up from his regular season 44.3%. But from the left corner Curry has missed just one triple in 13 games, shooting a ridiculous 91% from that area.
Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins
Kevin McHale: "I don’t understand what feeling sorry for yourself has ever done for anybody. I'm not a big fan of that."
Ailing Cavs looking for sweep, rest
LeBron James is playing through multiple injuries. Kyrie Irving has missed the past two games. Cleveland needs a long break, and it'll get one if it completes a sweep of the Hawks. Eight days off?
LeBron wants Cavs to pay Thompson
LeBron James, who shares an agent with teammate Tristan Thompson, told reporters the big man has earned a new long-term deal. "Tristan should probably be a Cavalier for his whole career," James said. "There's no reason why he shouldn't." Max money?
NBA: Ejection sufficient for Horford
There will be no additional discipline for Al Horford after this elbow to Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova, according to league spokesman Tim Kuck, but the flagrant 2 will stand.