The Cleveland Cavaliers have stopped the balloons and confetti from falling in its own rafters as the Cavs extended the Finals series and keep their championship hopes alive.
A rare 49-point first quarter points unleashed by Cleveland to put the Warriors demoralized. Kyrie Irving was magnificent in that Cavaliers stretch where he switched ON his familiar Uncle Drew moves.
LeBron James came in with his A game and already surpassed the great Magic Johnson for the most triple-double performance in the NBA Finals. The Laker big point big guard logged 8 while James registered his 9th in Game 4.
James scored 31 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists while Kyrie Irving added 40 points where most of those buckets came from a one-on-one play against the defense of Klay Thompson.
Irving also sanked seven three pointers out of his twelve tries. Last time he reached 40 point in the a championship game was last year’s Game 5.
The Cavs for the first time in this series were never trailed since the opening quarter although the Warriors tried to make a comeback. In the opening of the third quarter, the Warriors hit a back-to-back baskets and coach Tyronne Lue is so quick to call a timeout to keep the momentum in Cavs side.
Kevin Durant led the Warriors attack with his 35 points but shoot terrible from the three-point area. Stephen Curry’s presence is also a non-factor as he only converted two three-pointers out of nine attempts.
Game 6 will go back to Oakland Arena and will be broadcast live in the Philippines on Tuesday morning.