His average shot distance, meanwhile, went from 12.6 feet in Game 1 to 10 feet in Game 2, 9 feet in Game 3 and then 4.7 feet in Game 4, per ESPN Stats & Information.
It was the 28th consecutive play-off game in which he has scored at least 20 points.
"I came back because I felt like I had some unfinished business", LeBron said. His nine quick points sent the Warriors to a 13-3 lead.
"What happened? Self-inflicted, post-game after Game 1".
The Cavaliers surged back with eight straight points to cut it to two points midway through the period. We can't get enough of this feeling. The 84-year-old Brown was replaced on the radio broadcast by Jon Barry. There was no immediate word on the status or severity of his injury. In October we wanted to be back in this moment, and a lot went into it. And it was the first time that a team had lost a finals in a clean sweep since 2007, when the San Antonio Spurs inflicted that pain on... the James-led Cavaliers.
In Game 3, a pivotal swing game, Durant exploded for 43 points, including a deep dagger 3-pointer late in the contest to seal the victory.
The Cavs are facing elimination for the fourth time this postseason.
But Stephen Curry and the Warriors are off to fast start.
It's also the only way the Cavaliers can survive.
So, assuming that this series is over, what does this mean for the future of LeBron James?
"They have five guys on the floor that can dribble, pass and shoot", said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.
James, 33, said after the game that he had "no idea" if he had played his last game for the Cavs, with speculation that he could move on when he becomes a free agent next month. "So our main focus is tonight, our Game 4". Battling either the Warriors or Rockets before even reaching the Conference Finals could be too much to handle. "That's the only thing that matters to us".
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The Golden State Warriors, who have long stated their desire to be perennial title contenders, moved into full dynasty mode on Friday by capturing their third National Basketball Association championship in four seasons.
Plus, Golden State will get better.
Minutes after a humbling loss in the NBA Finals, LeBron James sat in the Cavaliers locker room soaking his feet in a bucket of ice.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with the Larry O'Brien Trophy and MVP Trophy after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the 2018 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 8, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.
James is not winning in Cleveland, not as the Cavaliers are constituted.
The other four guys to be twice-swept? He is rumored to be interested in playing for the Philadelphia 76ers or the Los Angeles Lakers. Became the ninth team to sweep the finals. The Warriors lead this year's NBA Finals 3-0.
"You can never count out a champion, no matter what's going on in the course of their season", Cleveland star LeBron James said, lauding the Warriors.
Brown was working his 17th NBA Finals.
In Game 3, the Cavs were able to hold the Splash Brothers to a combined 21 points as Stephen Curry (11 points on 3-of-16 shooting) and Klay Thompson (10 points on 4-of-11 shooting) both had off nights in the Warriors' win. The fact that they got here surprised me, actually, watching them during the regular season.
The 76ers are actually now over the league salary cap at this moment, but for the best player in the league surely they can find a way to make it work financially.