Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game 6: Score, Live Updates & Must-See Highlights

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9:05 – We’re minutes away from Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Will the Cleveland Cavaliers force a winner-take-all Game 7? Or, will the Golden State Warriors win their second straight championship?

9:06 – Goosebump City from the national anthem. I really hope that trend catches on at other venues.

9:09 – Craig Sager is the man. I’m elated that he’s working his first NBA Finals game tonight. Such an awesome gesture.

Craig Sager suit game strong for Game 6 tonight. pic.twitter.com/Q19uU5jmUz

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 16, 2016

Hilarious roast job from J.R. Smith’s own daughter.

Lmao JR Smith's daughter is too funny: pic.twitter.com/n1BUm9qEEp

— Bruh Report (@BruhReport) June 17, 2016

Bey looking fine as per usual.

BEYLIEVELAND pic.twitter.com/NZQcBIiPTT

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 17, 2016

They should kick him off the team after this horrendous shot.

JR has no idea the season is on the line #NBAFinals https://t.co/RX3zIoI03h

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 17, 2016

1Q 8:51 – Cleveland came out hot, taking a 6-0 lead. Kevin Love picked up 2 quick fouls, but who the hell really cares?

Kyrie pulls up on 'em on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAFinals https://t.co/fLEgTelpLL

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

LeBron James dunk off the steal on Klay. pic.twitter.com/qwbS1axkv2

— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

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— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

1Q 3:53 – The Cavs are rolling! They’re up 20-9, and the Q is going bonkers. Steph Curry already has 2 fouls, and Golden State is shooting a putrid 4-14 from the floor.

Kyrie drops a dime to LBJ! #NBAVine #NBAFinals https://t.co/OfXfLZaOlz

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

End of 1Q – Cleveland leads 31-11 after the 1st. Holy smokes, what a quarter for the Cavs! Just a total dismantling. Tristan Thompson has 7 points and 9 boards, LeBron has 9 points and 4 assists, and Irving has 7 points and 2 blocks.

Thompson brings the energy in #TheLand. #NBAVine #NBAFinals https://t.co/OB25b7oKZi

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

Nothing went right for the Warriors in the 1st quarter. Curry picked up 2 quick fouls, and he’s their leading scorer with just 3 points. They went 5-22 from the floor and 1-9 from 3-point range. They also had 4 turnovers.

Cavs 20-pt lead is tied for the 2nd-largest lead after the 1st quarter in NBA Finals history. pic.twitter.com/fxvtpap9z8

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 17, 2016

Not exactly an ideal time to have your worst quarter of the season.

With 11 points in the first, the Warriors had their fewest points in ANY quarter this season.

Cavs up big on ABC. pic.twitter.com/hqLARtuygN

— ESPN (@espn) June 17, 2016

Such a ridiculous pass from LeBron.

The vision is real on #NBAonABC. #NBAVine #NBAFinals https://t.co/JqgQBlIWlx

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

2Q 8:57 – Cleveland’s up 39-24. Curry has hit 2 3-pointers in the quarter and is trying to get the Warriors back in it.

Curry mixes it up deep at The Q on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAFinals https://t.co/DK6vF6NZFU

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

Love picked up his 3rd foul, which I’m sure has Cavs fans sweating bullets.

Anderson Varejao might be the most annoying player in the league. What a weasel.

Anderson Varejao and Shumpert under the basket. pic.twitter.com/YFXZqAcSul

— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

Beautiful lob and finish.

JR Smith lob to Tristan Thompson pic.twitter.com/ty09wGybaV

— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

2Q 5:42 – The Warriors have cut it to 46-33. Still a lotttt of basketball left.

2Q 4:52 – Golden State has gone on a 9-0 run and it’s a 46-38 ball game. Curry is heating up in a major way, as he now has 16 points.

Steph Curry rises and fires deep at The Q on #NBAonABC. #NBAVine #NBAFinals https://t.co/DpSCjdcDrU

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

2Q 3:34 – Cleveland’s up 49-38. Curry just picked up his 3rd foul, which is obviously a huge blow to the Warriors’ comeback chances.

2Q 2:32 – After the Warriors cut it to 8, the Cavs responded with an 8-0 run. Cleveland now leads 54-38.

LeBron and Tristan connect on the break on #NBAonABC! #NBAVine #NBAFinals https://t.co/4lQjT2nc7n

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

End of Half – The Cavs are up 59-43 at halftime. Irving leads all scorers with 20, T. Thompson has 11 points and 10 boards, and LeBron has 14 points and 6 assists.

Despite having to sit more than usual with 3 fouls, Curry still lead the Warriors with 18 points. Klay really struggled, scoring just 7 points on 3-12 shooting from the floor.

The Warriors are shooting 29.5% from the floor, while the Cavs are shooting a blistering 55.6%.

Can’t knock the hustle.

😳 pic.twitter.com/DDYDwPIBaY

— Busted Coverage (@bustedcoverage) June 17, 2016

Warriors over last 6 quarters have shot 33% FG 19-64 from 3. Either eventually they will snap out of it OR LeBron getting 3rd ring

— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) June 17, 2016

Very cool moment.

Craig Sager got a standing ovation from the crowd during Game 6

(via @erikmal)https://t.co/Rh1LVED4TY pic.twitter.com/3k0eYj2LPw

— Complex (@ComplexMag) June 17, 2016

Absolutely hilarious.

Free throw distraction in Cleveland for Steph Curry (H/T @PRyanTexas) pic.twitter.com/MiRO61xh2M

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 17, 2016

LeBron is a damn monster.

LeBron cuts through the lane for a strong finish on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAFinals https://t.co/9AOdQujg8L

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

J.R. from the parking lot.

Such a bush league move from Jones.

Dahntay Jones distracting Barnes. pic.twitter.com/OyyA3TZJ1r

— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

When he’s not busy punching testicles, Green’s actually a pretty good player.

Getting 20-pieced but this pass was obscene #NBAFinals https://t.co/9CIN5hIgbe

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 17, 2016

3Q 6:58 – Cleveland’s up 70-51. Curry picked up his 4th foul, but it probably won’t affect his playing time too much at this stage in the game.

Sublime finish by Curry.

Curry gets the tough finish to fall in traffic on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAFinals https://t.co/M5asXou5YY

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

3Q 4:39 – The Cavs are up 76-57. This oop was as good as it gets.

"OH!!!!!!!!!" pic.twitter.com/u3vz619qj0

— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 17, 2016

Kyrie Irving steal on Steph Curry…JR Smith in transition throws it up for LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/PqOO4wY6Bz

— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

End of 3Q – The Warriors closed the quarter with a 10-0 run to cut the Cavs’ lead to 80-71. Klay scored 15 in the quarter and things might be getting reeaallll interesting.

Klay is heating up from beyond the arc on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAFinals https://t.co/mRyJaR1uUu

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

4Q 10:41 – Cleveland’s up 82-71.

Kevin Love in Games 5 and 6: 45 minutes, 2-of-8 shooting, 7 fouls, 6 rebounds

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 17, 2016

Curry just picked up his 5th foul with 9:49 to go.

4Q 7:00 – The Cavs are up 90-79. Curry’s trying to get them back in it, though.

Curry buries a long-range jumper on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAonABC https://t.co/DxeKog5Ixi

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

Before a Smith 3-pointer with 6:30 in the 4th, LeBron scored the Cavs last 18 points.

4Q 4:43 – Cleveland’s up 99-86. LeBron is putting on a clinic in every facet of the game.

LeBron is feelin' it on #NBAonABC. #WARRIORSvCAVS #NBAFinals https://t.co/d73D47VUDf

— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2016

LeBron talking shit to a man that has a wife and children. Unfathomable #NBAFinals https://t.co/1hnd0v4IJR

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 17, 2016

Not bad not bad at all lol https://t.co/Stlx067sYr

— BlackSportsOnline (@BSO) June 17, 2016

4Q 4:22 – Wowwww, Curry just fouled out, went nuts, got T’d up, and ejected. Total frustration.

STEPH IS FED THE FUCK UP #NBAFinals https://t.co/rE87JByaL7

— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) June 17, 2016

Steph Curry fouls out, throws his mouth piece hitting a fan- gets a tech, and ejected. pic.twitter.com/0v1Ospbuwj

— ⓂarcusD (@_MarcusD_) June 17, 2016

Mrs. Curry has had enough.

I've lost all respect sorry this is absolutely rigged for money… Or ratings in not sure which. I won't be silent . Just saw it live sry.

— Ayesha Curry (@ayeshacurry) June 17, 2016

Slow motion is the greatest.

Beware flying objects pic.twitter.com/2QO3fEIbGS

— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 17, 2016

Final – The Cavs won 115-101 to force a Game 7. James dominated tonight, putting up an absurd stat line of 41 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists, 4 steals, and 3 blocks. Irving chipped in 23 points on 7-18 shooting from the floor.

Before fouling out and getting ejected, Curry had 30 points on 8-20 shooting from the floor. Klay had 25 points on 9-21 shooting from the floor.

'51 Knicks. '66 Lakers. '16 Cavs.

CLE is the first Finals team in 50 years to force a Game 7 after trailing 3-1. pic.twitter.com/TgEHxSD2ZW

— ESPN (@espn) June 17, 2016

Game 7 will take place at the Oracle Arena on Sunday, June 19 at 8:00 p.m on ABC. Getcha popcorn ready.