LeBron James and Kevin Durant Exchange Words in Game 4, Receive Technicals

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 09:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors speak after a foul in the third quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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LeBron James and Kevin Durant, arguably the two best players in today's NBA, exchanged words with each other in the third quarter of Friday's Game 4 of the NBA Finals before the Cleveland Cavaliers finished their 137-116 victory.

Kevin Love fouled Durant, who then argued to the officials he was hit in the head for a flagrant. James appeared to take umbrage with Durant discussing things with the refs, leading to the exchange.

Dave McMenamin of ESPN noted they received double technicals, while Love was charged with a flagrant one.

There was likely plenty of frustration on both sides. James' Cavaliers entered Friday's contest trailing 3-0 in the Finals and facing a daunting challenge against the mighty Warriors, but Durant's side was overwhelmed in the first half.

Cleveland poured in 86 points in the opening two quarters, setting itself up in position to eventually pull within 3-1 and start recollections of last year's Finals when it overcame such a deficit.

James and Durant were frustrated with each other, but it hasn't impacted their play. James is averaging a triple-double for the Finals, while Durant has scored more than 30 points in every contest of the series.

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