The Cleveland Cavaliers, down 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors, needed a big game Friday night to avoid a four-game sweep. Through one quarter, you could say they’ve done what’s necessary, and then some. The Cavaliers scored 49 points in the first quarter, breaking the record for most points in a single quarter in NBA Finals history.
The Cavaliers' 49 points in the 1st are the most in any quarter in NBA Finals history
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 10, 2017
They led by the score of 49-33 at this point.
Along the way, LeBron James did something remarkable as well. The King passed His Airness, Michael Jordan, to move up to No. 3 on the all-time list for most points scored in NBA Finals history.
Needless to say, the crowd in Cleveland is pretty pumped up for this game, especially after watching their team tear apart the Warriors early. If the Cavs keep up this pace, they’ll finish with 196 points, which would be pretty amazing and another record.