OAKLAND, Calif.– If the Cavaliers hope to bring a title to Cleveland, they must do something no other NBA team has ever done. They must overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals. They are on their way with a 15-point win over the Warriors Monday night.
The Cavs ran into foul trouble early, with Matthew Dellavedova logging three fouls in the first quarter. LeBron James lead the team in scoring with 12 points, while J.R. Smith had 10 and Kyrie Irving had 7.
Things picked up in the second quarter. Irving added about 11 points and James put up 13 more. Kevin Love only had 2 points in the first half.
The game was tied at 61 at the end of the half.
After three quarters of play, James had 36 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
Kyrie and James both hit the 40-plus mark in the fourth quarter, marking the first time in NBA Finals history that two teammates have scored more than 40 points in the same game.
Cleveland won, 112-97. Game 6 will be Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.