Cleveland sensationally threw a spanner in the Warriors’ works by winning on the road at Oakland’s Oracle Arena on Tuesday afternoon (AEST). LeBron James and Kyrie Irving starred for the Cavaliers, registering 41 points a pop in what could have been the final match of the season.
Despite Golden State’s loss, Steve Kerr’s men still hold an overall advantage with a 3-2 series lead. However, LeBron, Kyrie, Kevin and co will be resolute and determined to send the NBA Finals to a deciding game, which will be played at the Warriors’ home base if required.
Game VI is scheduled for Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio and the Cavs have a pretty decent record at home this season, while Golden State is far and away the most successful travelling team – underlined by their last start win in Cleveland. Steph Curry has been well below his best this NBA Finals but the defending two-time MVP is bound to produce a Jordan-esque that punters have become so accustomed to over the past few seasons.
Fridau, June 17, 11:00am (AEST) @ Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland