Warriors vs Cleveland: The Cleveland Cavaliers continue the 2017 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Friday. Here’s how to watch, listen and stream the action online.
What: Cleveland Cavaliers (12-4) vs. Golden State Warriors (15-0).
Where: Quicken Loans Arena.
When: 9 p.m, Friday.
Radio: WTAM 1100 AM; WMMS 100.7 FM; 87.7 FM La Mega; ESPN Radio.
Online: Watch ESPN; NBA League Pass.
ABOUT THE WARRIORS: Durant scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter on Wednesday and is averaging 34 points on 56.1 percent shooting – 52.4 percent from beyond the arc – in the series. “He took over,” Golden State coach Steve Kerr told reporters of Durant’s Game 3 performance. “You can tell he knows this is his moment. He’s been an amazing player in this league for a long time. He senses this is his time, his moment, his team.” Durant isn’t the only Warriors player enjoying a strong series as Stephen Curry continues to put the pain of last year’s Finals loss in the rearview mirror by averaging 28.7 points, 9.7 rebounds and nine assists in the series.
ABOUT THE CAVALIERS: Cleveland overcame a 3-1 deficit to defeat the Warriors in the Finals last spring but is aware that a tougher challenge exists this time around. “From a mental standpoint, there is no other option, other than to prepare for Game 4 as best you can. That’s it,” point guard Kyrie Irving told reporters. “This is as do or die as possible as I’ve ever faced in my career. So we understand what’s at stake, our whole entire season. There’s really no other decision, other than to leave it all out there.” James is averaging 32 points on 55.4 percent shooting, 12.3 rebounds and 10.3 assists in the series and Irving adds an average of 27 points, but the rest of the team is struggling to find a scoring rhythm.