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Warriors win Game 4, take 3-1 series lead vs. Cavaliers

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 LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers stands on the court with Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
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CLEVELAND (Diya TV) — The question had been asked more than once throughout the first three games of the Finals: when would Curry and Thompson return to the court with a shooting performance their opponent couldn’t overcome?

The Splash Brothers are back.

During the third quarter of Friday night’s Game 4 of the NBA Finals, Stephen Curry nailed his first two three-point attempts, he and Thompson proceeded to combine for back-to-back three-pointers, then Curry dropped another one.

“We were threatened, and we responded well,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said afterward.

Golden State faced an eight-point deficit early in the third quarter before Curry and Thompson got to work — they entered the fourth with the lead. For the night, Curry sunk seven three-pointers and posted 38 points, the first time he’d eclipsed the 20-point mark this series. Thompson finished 4-of-9 from beyond the arc and scored 25 points.

“Sooner or later it’s going to happen,” Kerr said. “With guys like that, you can’t keep them down forever. Sometimes our best offense is our defense, and we were making stops and we were able to get out and run and kind of flow into our offense. So maybe they got a few extra looks from that, but mainly it was just law of averages took over.”

Curry represented 24 points for the second half, including a 13-point performance in the final frame.

An overall of Quicken Loans arena prior to Game Four of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on June10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH. Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images

An overall of Quicken Loans arena prior to Game Four of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on June10, 2016 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.
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“Again, he’s Steph Curry. He’s the MVP for a reason,” Kerr said. “He doesn’t have the size and the strength to dominate a game physically, so he has to dominate with his skill, and that’s not an easy thing to do because your shot sometimes isn’t going to go in. But he has a lot of faith in himself, and he trusts his shot and he just kept firing, and tonight they went in.”

The Warriors set a new Finals single-game record with 17 three-pointers made.

“Our work’s not done, obviously,” Curry said. “I’m glad I showed up a little bit.” This is the sort of determination and confidence fans of Stephen Curry like to hear. Being one of the stand out players this season, there’s not doubt that many fans will have printed off their tournament bracket chart using sites such as https://www.interbasket.net/brackets/ncaa-tournament/fillable/ to predict a positive outcome for the Golden State Warriors.

Now, Golden State heads home for a climactic Game 5 on Monday on their home court, where they can clinch their second-straight championship.

For Cleveland, the reality of Monday could be as harsh as the numbers — just 10 teams in the history of the league have come back to win a series when facing a 3-1 deficit, and one of those 10 teams is their opponent. Golden State trailed Oklahoma City 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, and proceeded to win four straight.

“Game 5 will be the hardest game of the series,” Kerr said. “Every closeout game is difficult but when you’re at home, it’s even more difficult. … We have to understand this series is not over.”

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving led the team with 38 points, LeBron James had 25, adding another 13 rebounds and nine assists. It wasn’t James best game, he shot 9-of-13 from the field but just 1-of-5 on threes. Kevin Love, who suffered a concussion during Game 2 and missed Game 3, was cleared to play Friday night.

Now, the series returns on Monday to Oracle Arena, where the Warriors went 39-2 during the regular season. In Golden State’s first two home games in the Finals, they beat Cleveland by scores of 104-89 and 110-77.

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India, Pakistan spar over women’s rights in Kashmir

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NEW YORK (Diya TV)  — At the United Nations, both India and Pakistan’s representatives took shots at their counterpart over women’s rights. Islamabad’s outgoing envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, said the women in Jammu and Kashmir were suffering due to the communication blackout in the state. India’s First Secretary to the UN Paulomi Tripathi said, without naming Pakistan, these “baseless statements” were ironic given the amount of honor killings that take place there annually.

Rajeev Majumdar is the new president of the Washington State Bar Association, becoming the first state bar president of South Asian descent in the United States.

For the first time, India entered the ranks of the top ten countries sending visitors to the United States, with tourists from India spending nearly $16 billion in the U.S. in 2018 alone.

And while the Kings and Pacers played two entertaining games in Mumbai, their legacy will include supporting five under-resourced schools in and around the region, outfitting them with Smart Classrooms, STEM training and new basketball courts.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Gandhi 150th birth anniversary noted around the world

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NEW DELHI (Diya TV) —  Celebrations for Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary have been ongoing for the past year, but culminated with a ceremony in New Delhi featuring Prime Minister Modi and another in Washington at the Library of Congress. And France’s government worked with the Indian Embassy there to issue a stamp in honor of his birth anniversary.

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal are meeting this week to continue the US-India discussion on trade and investment.

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb came to New Delhi to strengthen ties between the Hoosier State and India. Infosys has already made a large commitment there. Holcomb is part of a large delegation of Americans now heading Mumbai to take in the first-ever NBA preseason games in India featuring the Indiana Pacers and the Sacramento Kings.

Bollywood turned Hollywood actor Anupam Kher came to the Bay Area to keynote the Akshay Patra annual fundraising gala that helps feed children in India a hot meal during the school year.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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Houston cop Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal remembered, fund set up for family

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HOUSTON (Diya TV) —  The loss of Harris County Deputy Sheriff Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal while on a routine traffic stop has stunned people around the country. Everyone from Texas governor Greg Abbott to the Houston Texans football team are honoring the Dhaliwal. A GoFundMe page has been setup to support his family, with totals so far in excess of $700,000.

Before Prime Minister Modi headed back to India following his Houston community summit & UN speeches, he met with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard. The Hawaii Congresswoman & Democratic Presidential candidate has been criticized for her support of Modi. But she was happy to highlight the importance of the US-India relationship on Twitter.

The NBA is in India this week for their first-ever preseason games that will feature the Indiana Pacers & Sacramento Kings. The Gateway of India was illuminated with bright colors & there are a series of events in and around the games going on in Delhi & Mumbai.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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