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Cleveland Cavaliers score Finals-record 86 points in first half of Game 4

LeBron James was asked if the Cleveland Cavaliers had hit the Golden State Warriors with their best shot after a gut-wrenching Game 3 loss; James said he didn't know.

Apparently the answer was no, they had not.

The Cavaliers scored an NBA Finals-record 86 points in the first half of Game 4 Friday night, hitting 13 three-pointers in front of a fired-up home crowd.

The Warriors scored 68 points, capped by a buzzer-beating three by Kevin Durant and still trailed by 18 at halftime.

Replay Review (Malloy): if Durants made FG was released before time expired in Q2 of #GSWatCLE. Ruling: Confirmed, basket counts. pic.twitter.com/8HzJ9C602G

— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) June 10, 2017

Kyrie Irving led the way with 28 points while James added 22 and Kevin Love 17 for the Cavs, who appeared determined to keep the Warriors from celebrating a championship on their court.

LeBron moves up to 3rd on the #NBAFinals scoring list…in #PhantomCam! pic.twitter.com/xwmHqVc5yS

— NBA (@NBA) June 10, 2017

The Cavs are trying to spoil the Warriors' perfect postseason run 15-0 so far and send the series back to the Bay down 3-1. Last year the Cavs trailed 3-1 before rallying to win the first title in Cleveland's history.

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