Warriors coach Steve Kerr credited Thompson with making a "big impact" in Cleveland's victory, but expects Golden State center Zaza Pachulia to be much better in Game 5.
It was the first time in NBA Finals history that one team opened with consecutive wins by 19 or more points.
James will play in his 217th playoff game tonight, passing Shaquille O'Neal for seventh in league history. Ultimately, they lacked the firepower to combat Golden State's attack.
They never recovered, despite Green playing at an incredible level in Game 7.
"I think he was a little nervous at the beginning, because it was such a change for him", Wanda Durant said. "Live in the moment".
Final score prediction: Warriors 119, Cavs 113.
Congratulations to Lebron James for becoming the King of Triple Doubles for the NBA Finals with 9 and breaking my record.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 35 points. He had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists in the clincher. Do you have these guys just where you want them?
NBA Finals ratings highest since Jordan's last title in 1998
But Love can't take over games the way the others can, and Irving hasn't really gotten going yet because of Thompson's defense. SMITH (Cavaliers): The Cleveland guard has played poorly (three points in 42 total minutes) so far in the finals .
One of the fans watching the players go through their pregame routines was Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Durant capped his first season with the Warriors in triumphant fashion with another big shooting night that helped Golden State avoid a repeat of last year's Finals collapse when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down to win the title. "They kept us up all night", Durant said.
Q: Kind of looks like deja vu all over again, you guys going back west down 3-1. Whereas the first two games at Oracle were not at all close, in game 3, the Cavs put up an powerful performance that fell just short.
As Curry said after the win, "We accomplished something special".
James: No, they got us where they want us.
"The team that settled in the quickest was going to be successful the quickest as well", Irving said. It started with 6:18 left in the quarter when Green appeared to pick up his second technical. In the scrum, Pachulia appeared to kick Iman Shumpert - who was standing over him - once and punch him twice. The Cavs led 115-96. Cleveland, and in particular James, adjusted to many things throughout the series, but having to react to the Warriors isn't a great position to be in.
Durant, a former MVP and future hall of famer, gets his first title in his 10 season as the newest addition to the Warriors roster. With the Cavs all floating his way, Durant fired a crosscourt pass to Iguodala for a three-pointer that pushed the lead to eight.
Though the Cavaliers led 37-33 at the end of the first quarter, Golden State soon reasserted their dominance by winning the second 38-23 to lead 71-60 at half-time. But Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant have each picked up two fouls. The Cavs took 22 free throws in the quarter but only made 14.
She said talks with Britain on its withdrawal from what will now be the 27-member European Union would start "in the coming days". That calculation backfired spectacularly on Thursday as voters stripped the Conservatives of their parliamentary majority.
Lebron James was the star for the Cavs as he had a triple double but he couldn't get enough help to steal a game in Oracle Arena. Former coach and player Al Attles called it "terrific" news. "It was just great to be on the sidelines again.
All the reports of Apple's rumored Siri Speaker have it targeting Alexa and Google Home , and at one level that makes sense. Apple may first release a software development kit for developers to develop apps that can be used in this home speaker.
He was gassed, and the Cavs couldn't keep up as the Warriors scored 132 despite 20 turnovers. "That's not our game". Two of the greatest one-on-one players in the league went to work, James finishing with 39 and Irving with 38.
Google , meanwhile, previewed new speaker features such as hands-free phone calling during its software conference last month. In addition, CNN reports , Obama also urged the audience to get more people of color involved in the tech industry as well.
Go forensic on the stats, the lineups, the rotations, the play calls if you like, it's going to come down to the same endpoint. It was one of the most complete Finals games he's ever played, and that catalog is reasonably extensive by now.
The equivalent to Apple's iOS native application Siri is Google Assistant , which is also a separate platform from Android . The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will start at $649 in the USA and be available in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold colors.
Apple recommends you do not install this version unless you are genuinely a developer as it's still buggy and unstable software . You'll be able to see these mixed worlds on your device's display and interact with them by moving around.
USA president Donald Trump has vowed that "this bloodshed must end " after terror attacks in London Bridge left seven people dead. President Trump responded to the terror attacks in London by taking aim at London's mayor, political correctness and gun control.
They would build a double-digit lead and somehow LeBron James and Kyrie Irving would get Cleveland back within five or six. That was especially evident in the Game 4 win when Irving hit seven of Cleveland's record-setting 24 3-pointers.
Siri will now also be featured on the new Apple Watch face, suggesting helpful info based on your location and calendar events. Being christened as the "HomePod" , this new product is claimed to reinvent music in home , according to the Cupertino giant.
Sanders 'Delighted' by Corbyn's Success in UK Election
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Is Apple Ready To Unveil Smart Speaker?
The new HomePod has all of the features of Siri that we know like the ability to DJ, answer questions and control a room. For Apple , having one would further broaden the role that its software, services and gadgets play in people's lives.
Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets
Amazon claims the reason it doesn't show Chromecast and Apple TV in its listings is because neither offer Amazon Video. There's no word yet on support for third-party services, or ways for developers to adapt their services for HomePod .
Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker, first new product in years
New software for the iPad will feature a dock at the bottom of the device, so that users can move in and out of apps more simply. First, Apple unveiled a person-to-person Apple Pay option that enables the easy transfer of money in seconds through iMessage.
Preds even Stanley Cup Final at 2-2, beat Penguins 4-1
Diving back to the open net, Rinne made his fourth and most important save in the flurry of chances to keep the score 2-1. NOTES: The Predators used the same lineup as they did in Game 2 , scratching LW Cody McLeod as well as C Vern Fiddler.
NBA's Golden State in rare territory
But while James tied Magic Johnson for the all-time postseason record with his eighth triple double, Kyrie Irving shot 8-for-23. What was so discouraging for the Cavs is that they played better in Game 2 but the result didn't really change.
Stephen Curry puts LeBron James in a blender
Draymond Green loved watching Durant do his thing easily down the middle in his first Finals game for Golden State. He added 10 assists and two blocks in keeping his Cavs within three points at halftime, 67-64.
Pound slips after poll suggests hung parliament
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Penguins beat Predators 4-1, take 2-0 lead
It's a team game, and everyone looks at shots and save percentage but forget about the quality and who we're playing. This one would have been Pittsburgh's fifth goal of the game and thus didn't materially affect the outcome.
May, Corbyn clash over Brexit plans with UK vote a week away
In the 2015 general election , 18 to 24 year olds "were nearly half as likely to vote as those aged over 65", Politico says. Corbyn said May's "no deal is better than a bad deal" would be a disaster for British industry and cause a jobs meltdown.
Koreans named in draft UN resolution
I took it upon myself to put together a list of some comforting facts that offer a more realistic picture of the situation. While the draft does not call for new sanctions it adds significantly to the list of individuals and companies sanctioned.