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Linceblog: No decision as Lincecum exits game that SFGiants eventually lose in 9th; DUBS updated here in GAME 4; Final, 103-82, and NBA Finals are tied at 2.

Lincecum line: 4.2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 3 walks, 5Ks, ERA 3.33.

Labored with 102pitches, 58 for strikes. Had a lead early. But Mets rallied with an RBI single in 4th, sac fly in 5th to tie at 2-2.

Cuddyer doubled in 5th to give Mets 3-2 lead.

Lincecum would have taken loss but for a Crawford homerun to put the Giants back up in the 6th.

But bullpen couldn’t hold and Mets scored in the 7th and 9th to win, 5-4.

So no sweep, but Giants had successful road trip and come home without any trace of swoon. They’re hitting. The pitching is decent. And they’re coming home.

DUBS– following AND UPDATING HERE.

Warriors up 63-55 with 7:13 left in 3rd.  Just missed a D.Lee layup. That’s at least 2 easy ones they’ve missed. Now lead is 5.

Game getting sloppy now at 65-58, with players on the floor rolling around like Delly.

OK, Delly ally-oop at 5:03 in 3rd. 65-62 Warriors,  getting serious.

Dubs looking careless. Cavs coming on hard.

BARNES for three, 68-62.

Mozgov gets an easy 2 back. 68-64

At 69-65, Warriors defend their basket, and get ball back. Curry misses shot.

Then ref blows a call on loose ball out-of-bounds.

Iguodala sweet three, 71-65 at 2:31

but can’t make it two in a row at 1:51.

He gets fouled by James at 1:29. Iggy making a difference tonight,73-67.

LBJ battles back in the paint, 73-69 on a second shot. Then Dubs turn ball over. And a foul is called on Livingston.

LBJ misses FT. Makes second. 73-70.

Curry gets three with 18 seconds left. 76-70. Clutch.

James misses long three at buzzer.

76-70 after Three Quarters.

Dubs outshooting on threes/ 36p to 21p

But big rebounding difference to Cavs, 35-27.

Everything about even. Six point lead? Not much of a margin going into 4th Q.

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The start of the 4th.

LBJ on bench. Delly misses 3.

Barnes rebound, to Curry to Green for a fastbreak dunk.

That’s Warrior pace. 78-70.

At 10:15, Curry hesitation dribble to Thompson and the lead is 10, 80-70.

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Barnes with rebound, and then assist to curry , and it’s 82-70 with 9 plus left.

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Cavs with multiple shots at the basket, ,but getting rebounds. finally at 8:11 Dubs get it back…and Curry hits a three 85-72 , 7:45 left.

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Iguodala with third 3— 88-74, 7:12 left.

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Lee gets a dunk on a Thompson assist. 90-75.

Mozgov gets a quick 2, 90-77

Livingston misses at 6:06.

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Another 3 by Iggy, 93-77, shooting 8/15, 22 points.

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Mozgov FT, 93-78.

Lee to the line. Misses first. Both!  93-79 4:41 left.

Delly miss, Lee rebounds.Delly is 3/14 for the night. Not a good Gael.

Curry fouled. 4:24

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Green assists to Livington layup, 95-79. 3:35 in 4th.

96-79, 3:21.

Curry with scoop 98-79, 3:06 left.  Hello Oakland?

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100-79 with 2:08 left.  Maybe Warriors just needed to figure out what it’s like to be the only game that counts.

Difference here is Warriors made their shots: 47p to Cleveland 34p.

Dubs shot 41p from three, Cavs just 15p.

That’s why Game 4 goes to the Warriors.

James on bench with 1:17 left.

103-82 final.

Team stats tell story.

Dubs shot 47p from floor, 40p from three

Cavs shot 33p from floor, 15p from three. UGH.

Delly just 3/14.

LBJ 7/22.

Cavs were the Cavs and the Dubs were the Dubs tonight.

Game 5 now in Oakland on Sunday. But will come back to Cleveland no matter on Tuesday for a game 6.  It could  be the final nail for someone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emil Guillermo: Too bad Chris Heston’s No-hitter comes during those NBA Finals–Warriors should be playing so well.

There’s an attitude in the Warriors that is so super cool, and nonchalant. It’s hipster basketball. They’re good. They know it.  And throughout the season, most people have given them the space to do their thing. But now in the compressed space of a 7-game series, every loose ball becomes a challenge point. But the Warriors stop, the Cavs keep going.  That’s the margin for champions.

Solution: Show up Warriors, at the start. Don’t be too cool for the room. Get hot. You can’t take three quarters to heat up like grandpa’s hot plate. Start with a boil. Go amok. Otherwise, let fans know you’re not in it, so we can start paying attention to the Giants.

There’s still time. But  you don’t show up to a brawl with LeBron James and expect to be able to finesse your way to victory.

They show up with a sledge hammer and dynamite. The Dubs show up with a Swiss army knife and the flashlight on their iPhones.

Ah, but those Giants.

Chris Heston showed up on Tuesday. I’d like to see LeBron James hit his curve ball. The Metropolitans played like Podunkers.  And the Giants gave their pitcher support. Joe Panik showed his “home” fans his stuff and solidifies the notion that he’s the guy at Second Base.  This night it was his bat. The World Series showed us his glove.  But thank god for Heston. In a season where the vets are rocky, hurt, or recovering, Madbum is still the guy. But Heston.  The no-hitter puts him up their with Charlton. He could  be their rookie Moses to help lead the Giants to baseball’s October promised land.

Get to know Heston:

He really is nicknamed “Hesto Presto.”

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Emil Guillermo’s Linceblog: (updated) Tim had it a little bit, the Giants not at all; Bad mojo extends through Sunday. But Pirates start week with pleasant memory.

Tim Lincecum looked like he had his stuff.  Especially after the first inning when he induced two ground ball outs and struck out Atlanta’s Freddie Freeman.

As Lincecum walked back to the dugout, maybe he should have kept walking.

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He had 5 strikeouts after 4 innings, and had at most 1 walk. But the Braves were hitting them were they ain’t, scratching out one run each in innings 2-5. Suddenly, the Braves were up 4-0 and Lincecum’s home scoreless streak–which  had been at 22 innings before the game, the longest active scoreless  streak in the Majors– was a distant memory.

Lincecum was done after 4 1/3 innings, with this line: 8 hits, 4 runs, all earned, 4 BB, 5 Ks, and an ERA of 3. He threw just 83 pitches, 63 for strikes.

Close enough maybe for the Giants, the best team in baseball in May, to mount a comeback?

But the difference was Braves pitcher Williams Perez, who in his third major league gets his first win.

The 24-year-old right-hander had thrown five scoreless innings against  the Dodgers in LA last Monday.  On this night he topped it with 7 scoreless against the Giants at AT&T.

Perez scattered four hits, walked 4, struck out 3.

He had the Giants number more than Lincecum had the Braves where he wanted them.

After the game, Lincecum admitted he was pressured by the Braves leadoff hitters. “They had me working out of the stretch a lot, taking an extra base as well. Stealing a couple of bases definitely put some pressure on me and I had to make better pitches in those scenarios. They put some pretty good swings on some pretty good pitches.”

That they did. And the Giants didn’t.

Surprisingly, the Giants did have 8 hits and left 11 on bases.  But they never seemed to be really in this game offensively.

The Braves were, and finished with 8 runs, 14 hits.

With the season about  a 1/3 done, this is a game best forgotten by all.

But it was a bobble-head night.

UPDATE:

Whatever ailed Lincecum and the Giants on Saturday continued on through Sunday. Bumgarner looked good, until he gave up that homer to ex-teammate Uribe. The Giants seemed to come back on a Joe Panik home run. But homers by Panik, Belt and Crawford just weren’t enough. A blown save by Casilla, an error by Crawford, and the little things add up to a second loss to Atlanta.

Next, the Pittsburgh  Pirates.

Last time the two teams met was last year in October. It was the wild Wild Card game, one game, sudden death, winner takes on the Nats.  Bumgarner was dominant. Crawford hit a grand slam.  That’s the memory you live on.  You forget this past weekend.

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