But until the Cavs did it past year, no team had ever rallied from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals.
The Warriors (67-15) are also hoping to redeem an NBA Finals collapse from last season, losing to the Cavaliers after building a 3-1 lead.
"This is as do or die as possible, as I've ever faced in my career", Irving said leading up to the game.
"I didn't stress anything besides just live in the moment", he said.
Four players-Green, Klay Thompson, Curry and Andre Iguodala-were whistled for two fouls in the first quarter.
Everything's on hold in the NBA Finals. It's a crisis when it happens in a close-out game in the NBA Finals.
The quarter closed with a 3-ball from Curry with 12 seconds to go, answered by one from James with 2.7 seconds remaining.
Carrying the biggest scoring load for the Cavs on this night, though, was Kyrie Irving who had a game-high 40. It was his ninth Finals triple-double, making him the all-time leader in that category.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 35 points. He was the only Warriors player to eclipse 20 points. Kevin Love added 23 points.
During a hectic third quarter, where multiple technical fouls were administered to both teams for extra-curricular activities in play and after the whistle, the Cavaliers outscored the Warriors by a point, 29-28, out of the halftime break.
Pound falls after Theresa May's election plan backfires
Winning the election with same majority that she had or less, would make her position weaker as hard Brexit becomes more apparent. Oil prices remained subdued with Brent having settled at its lowest since November 29, the eve of an OPEC production cut deal.
The Cavs were determined not to let the Warriors sweep them, and it was Cleveland, not Golden State, which busted Finals scoring records in the first half.
Early in the third quarter, James leaped into the air and threw the ball off the backboard with his right hand before rising again to dunk it with both hands.
At one point in the opening quarter, Durant accounted for 10 of Golden State's points in a row.
"You get down 3-0 and you're fighting and you're trying to get a win, you do whatever it takes", Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after his team's 137-116 win.
"You can't take the emotion out of the game", Durant said. "We're going to keep scrapping". "We feel like that should be part of the game".
Green was thought to have been ejected after recording a perceived second technical foul.
The referees said coach Steve Kerr received the technical in the first half, not Green.
Green was assessed a technical foul in the first half for complaining about a call.
Cleveland's lead would have been 19 at the half instead of 18, but Dahntay Jones, signed prior to the last regular-season game, picked up a bench technical for jawing with Durant.
Nearby, another sign declared the same message. Kerr, intent on focusing on winning a championship, has been relatively mum on what specifically went into his decision to come back. Roughly 90 minutes before tip-off of Game 4 on Friday night, he offered a bit more insight.
Update: President Trump gave the same maybe-I-did, maybe-I-didn't statement in a press conference Friday . The other is Comey's assertion that Trump twice told him, "I need loyalty" during a January 27 dinner.
Champion d'Europe en titre, le Portugal n'a pas toujours été flamboyant face à la modeste Lettonie (3-0), ce vendredi à Riga. Opposé à l'Estonie, le Portugal a pris les trois points, et s'est rapproché de la tête du groupe.
As in years past, the victor gets to bring seven friends to dine with Buffett, 86, at New York's Smith & Wollensky steakhouse. Glide offers free meals, health care and other services to homeless and low-income people in San Francisco.
In addition to Spicer's remarks on Monday, President Trump also declined to express confidence in Sessions on Tuesday. The unnamed sources claim President Trump blames the recusal for the expansion of the Russian investigation.
Fans anticipating a historic National Basketball Association night were rewarded early, but likely not with what they expected. The idea that the Warriors could go through the entire postseason without losing a game should be irrational.
Le suspect serait "un intellectuel qui a eu des fonctions importantes", selon l'une de ses connaissances citée par Le Parisien . L'huissier de justice procédait à une expulsion locative lorsqu'il a fait la macabre découverte.
When Cleveland's locker room opened after the game , trainer Mike Mancias was stretching James over a medicine ball. It started with 6:18 left in the quarter when Green appeared to pick up his second technical.
And James has once again been criticized for not being more aggressive late in Game 3 , when he made a pass to Kyle Korver. Kyrie Irving was at the centre stage of the Cavs' turnaround, scoring 40 points, seven of them 3-pointers.
The dramatic moves came after years of tension between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours, in particular Saudi Arabia . Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Friday for several countries to ease a blockade against Qatar.
Two other WBL teams are moving to different regions: Elida and Shawnee (Division III, Region 10 to Division III Region 12). Four schools, however, have jumped up from Division VII, Region 27 - Bridgeport, Shadyside, Buckeye Trail and Shenandoah.
Pierre & Gilles, duo composé du photographe Pierre Commoy et du peintre pppk; , pour l'exposition "Pierre & Gilles". Il retrouvera le sociologue et philosophe Edgar Morin , auteur de Connaissance, ignorance, mystère .
The two companies have been competitors in the video industry, but both parties eventually came to an agreement earlier this year. That means Amazon Prime Video subscribers will soon be able to stream TV shows and movies to their TV using an Apple TV device.
May seen fighting for survival after election failure
It was not immediately clear what the DUP's demands might be and one DUP lawmaker suggested support might come vote by vote. We know when they must end. "Do your best to avoid a "no deal" as result of 'no negotiations'".
Kane to captain England against Scotland
Hopefully, I've got quite a few more years left and I can learn and get better and really push forward". Asked how Kane had reacted to the news, Southgate replied: "He was pretty chuffed (pleased)".
Did Sidney Crosby Get Away With A Dirty Play?
Crosby undoubtedly will be Public Enemy No. 1 at Bridgestone Arena , especially after Thursday night's performance. It snapped a 0-for-11 slump for the Penguins' man advantage and was their first five-on-four goal of the series.
Arians praises vets as Cardinals wrap up 3-day minicamp
The Cardinals will open up their 2017 season on Sunday, Sept. 10 when they head on the road to take on the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. Palmer has compiled some fantastic statistics, throwing for more than 4,000 yards four of the last five seasons.
Predators on brink as Rinne struggles in Pitt
Predators fans didn't have a Cup Final to host on Friday, so they sold out Bridgestone Arena to watch Game 5 on the jumbotron . If the Stanley Cup Final were played exclusively in Pittsburgh , it may have been one of the most lopsided series of all time.
UAE turns screws on Qatar
Its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere over the Middle East. Qatar's neighbors have also criticized Qatar for allegedly supporting groups like the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas .