CLEVELAND-- Every game is a must-win game for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Cavs beat the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, 112-97. Golden State still leads the best-of-seven series, 3-2.
On Monday night, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 82 points, marking the first time in NBA history two teammates scored more than 40 points each in a single Finals game.
"I'm not even thinking about that game right now," Irving said. He said as soon as the buzzer sounded for Game 5, he turned his focus to the next matchup. "The next 24 hours will solely be focused on how we can be better."
When asked about Warriors' Andrew Bogut's season ending knee injury, James and head coach Tyronn Lue agreed it wouldn't change the game plan.
"We just need to put pressure on the other guys," James said. "Even with Bogut out, they have so much fire power."
"They play small. We know that's their money lineup," Lue said.
Game 6 of the NBA Finals is Thursday at 9 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena.