The Cleveland Cavaliers had trouble adjusting to Steve Kerr’s Game 4 alterations and the end result was Golden State’s 103-82 romp that evened the NBA Finals at two games apiece. LeBron James scored 20 points – 21 under his average in the series – with 12 rebounds and eight assists, but Cleveland’s megastar, who needed stitches to close a cut on his head sustained when banged it into a camera in the first half, didn’t score in the fourth quarter and couldn’t do enough for the undermanned Cavaliers. The Cavs shot just 2 of 18 from the field and were outscored 27-12 in the fourth quarter. They also got nothing from their bench as J.R. Smith missed all eight 3-point attempts and Cleveland’s reserves combined to score seven points.
“The fact that we didn’t make shots from the outside really had an impact on LeBron’s ability to attack,” Cavs coach David Blatt said afterward.
James made another sneaker debut in the 2015 NBA Finals. This time he laced up a truly Wine and Gold colorway of the Nike LeBron 12… the regular version, not Elite. That’s 5 different shoes in 4 Finals games thus far with the Witness colorway being the only GR version. The rest were PEs including two great Cavs themed colorways.From 2015 NBA Playoffs Show Album