Game 4 of the NBA Finals was either ugly or beautiful, depending on your rooting perspective. One thing it wasn’t, regardless of the color of your lenses, was close. The 21-point margin was tied for the fourth-highest in Finals history, per ESPN.
The Warriors blew the socks off the Cavaliers, and for the first time in the series, showed the flash that made them the NBA’s best team this year and one of the most successful in the history of the league. They ran the Cavs off their home court.
There are four things we can take away from this game. They’re the primary reasons for the decisive result, and these are things that Cleveland is going to have to change if they want to win what is now a “best-of-three” series.