LeBron James threw himself an alley-oop to help lift the Cavs over the Warriors in Game 4 of The Finals

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Down 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors, the Cleveland Cavaliers needed to defend home court to avoid getting swept in the NBA Finals.

The Cavs stars answered the call, with LeBron James providing a triple-double and Kyrie adding on 40 points to support the cause.

As an exclamation point on the night, LeBron threw a pass to himself off the backboard, finishing with a dunk that can best be described as “vicious.” You can watch the play below.

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After the play, Jeff Van Gundy and company in the booth couldn’t decide if the play should count as an assist or a rebound. Personally, I say both.

The Cavs still have a long way to go to make this a series. As good as they looked tonight, Game 5 takes the teams back to Golden State where the Cavs have already lost twice by double digits. That said, right now the Warriors hold a 3-1 lead in The Finals.

And we all know how that story ends.

Game 5 tips off in Golden State at 9 p.m. Monday night on ABC.