CLEVELAND: “Two of the greatest words in the world: Game 7. I’ll play it anywhere.”
That's all Cleveland Cavaliers fans wanted to hear from LeBron James after Thursday night's incredible Game 6 of the NBA Finals, when the Cavs beat the Golden State Warriors 115-101, forcing a Game 7 showdown Sunday night.
LeBron James had his second straight 41-point game and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their second straight must-win game. No team has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win an NBA championship series, but the Cavs are giving it their best shot.
Afterward James said of the 3-1 comeback jinx: "Records are made to be broken."
James also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out 11 assists. Kyrie Irving added 23 points as the Cavaliers led by as many as 24.
Stephen Curry had 30 to lead the Warriors before getting ejected with 4:22 left. It's the first ejection in the NBA MVP's career. It was, to put it mildly, a highlight of the game for Cavs fans everywhere.
Head coach Tyronn Lue talked about the goal for Sunday:
“We want to give the city of Cleveland a championship. We want to give the state of Ohio a championship. We want to give this organization a championship,” Lue said.
Game 7 is Sunday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, and as it has been throughout the entire playoff run, Quicken Loans Arena will host the Game 7 Watch Party this Sunday night.
The game tips off at 8 p.m. from Oracle Arena in Oakland, so fans will be able to get inside The Q starting at 6:30 p.m.
Since Thursday’s game was the final home game of the season, preps for this summer’s RNC are starting.
That is why The Q and the RNC are teaming up for the Watch Party. Every fan in attendance will receive a wine-colored Cavs T-shirt.
“This is an amazing time in Cavaliers history for our fans as we are one game away from bringing an NBA Championship to Cleveland,” said Len Komoroski, Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena CEO. “While preparations are well underway for us to host the Republican National Convention, we worked in partnership with the RNC team to make it possible to still have the Game 7 watch party right here at the home of the Cavs inside The Q!”
Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m. at Northeast Ohio Discount Drug Mart locations, Cavs.com and the Quicken Loans Arena box office. Seating is general admission. There is a 6 ticket limit per person.