8:59 – We’re minutes away from Game 5 of the NBA Finals, and I’ve got a few questions on my mind. Will the Golden State Warriors win their second straight championship? Can the Cleveland Cavaliers force a Game 6? And most importantly, would Steph Curry please give me some much-needed dance tips?
9:05 – Serial nut puncher Draymond Green isn’t allowed to watch the game in person, but he will be extremely close by. This means he can still participate in the post-game champagne bukkake if the Warriors win.
9:11 – Talk about brutal.
1Q 8:36 – It’s been all Warriors to start the game. Lue had to call a timeout after Golden State jumped out to a 9-3 lead.
Unreal finish by Irving.
Thank God this wasn’t a flagrant foul.
1Q 3:12 – Golden State leads 25-22. Both teams are feeling it from downtown, as the Warriors are 5-11 from 3-point range and the Cavs are 4-5 from 3-point range. It’s a damn shame this was only worth 2 points.
1Q 1:44 – The Warriors are up 27-26.
End of 1Q – The Warriors lead the Cavs 32-29 after 12 minutes of play. James (12) and Smith (10) lead the way for Cleveland, while it was Curry (10), Iggy (8), and Thompson (8) for Golden State.
Delly managed to pick up 3 fouls in just 2 minutes of play.
2Q 10:46 – Cleveland came out hot, beginning the 2nd quarter with a 7-0 run to take a 36-32 lead.
SHAUN LIVINGSTON WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE!
LeBron’s still the best when it comes to chasedown blocks.
2Q 5:09 – The Warriors are up 49-48. Thompson is on fire, scoring 23 points on 7-11 shooting from the floor.
2Q 3:45 – Cleveland’s up 54-52. Irving and this diehard fan are both having big nights.
2Q 09.2 – We’re all tied up at 61-61. Just an absolute track meet.
Halftime – It’s 61-61 after a super entertaining half of basketball. LeBron and Thompson are both playing out of their minds right now.
Curry has 13 points on 4-8 shooting from the floor, and Irving has 18 points on 8-10 shooting from the floor. Golden State is shooting 11-21 from 3-point range, and they are well on pace to shatter their NBA Finals record of 17 made 3s, which they set in Game 4.
Cleveland is shooting a blistering 54.3% from the floor, but only 60% from the free throw line.
I co-sign this 100%.
3Q 10:07 – Cleveland’s up 67-64. Bogut’s down with a left knee injury and it did not look good in the slightest.
Curry being Curry.
LeBron is playing like a man possessed.
3Q 3:53 – Cleveland’s up 85-77. Both LeBron and Klay have 33 points.
Make that 36 and 35, respectively.
End of 3Q – The Cavs are up 93-84. Cleveland had a great quarter, outscoring the Warriors 32-23.
Tristan Thompson is 4-10 from the free throw line. Hack-A-Whoever is the worst. So damn boring.
4Q 11:03 – Cleveland’s up 95-87. LeBron’s currently getting a rest and it will be interesting to see how long Lue decides to leave him on the bench.
Beautiful feed from Irving.
4Q 7:30 – The Cavs are up 102-92. Irving now has 34 points.
4Q 4:41 – Cleveland’s up 109-96. Irving has 41 points and is on another planet right now.
4Q 2:15 – The Cavs are up 112-96. LeBron now also has 41 points. Just superhuman efforts from him and Irving tonight.
Looks like somebody needs some consoling.
This kid’s gotta be pumped about tonight’s result.
Final – The Cavs beat the Warriors 112-97 to force a Game 6. LeBron and Irving made history tonight, as they were the first pair of teammates to both score 40 or more points in the Finals. LeBron had 41 points on 16-30 shooting from the floor, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists. Irving had 41 points on 17-24 shooting from the floor, 3 rebounds, and 6 assists.
Thompson had 37 and Curry had 25, but the Warriors struggled mightily in the 2nd half. After halftime, Golden State scored only 36 points, and they went 3-21 from 3-point range.
Kevin Love scored 2 points in 33 minutes on 1-5 shooting from the floor. What a bum.
Game 6 will take place on Thursday, June 16 at 9:00 p.m. in Cleveland.