The Cleveland Cavaliers lost game 5, to the Golden State Warriors, even with LeBron James scoring 40 points. James could do little more to help his Cavaliers in-game 5. He scored 40, had 14 rebounds and 11 assists. James also had one steal.
The Cavaliers now have their backs against the wall in the NBA Finals. Cleveland will return home to play game 5 at the Quicken Loans Arena, in front of their home town crowd. Game 6 in a must win for Cleveland, if they lose at home, it's over and the Golden State Warriors will win the NBA Championship.
Cleveland needs to find a way to stop Stephen Curry, who helped to put the nails in the Cavs coffin in-game 5.
The Cavs were close in the 4th quarter, and then Curry started to hit 3's like he wasn't even facing a defender. The Cleveland Cavaliers would see this kid take control of the final minutes, and deflate the Cavaliers hope for a win last night.
Curry scored 37 points in game 5. He went 7 for 13 from 3-point land, and he was 4 for for in foul shots.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have their backs against the wall. One more loss and their season that including a run for the NBA Championship will be over. LeBron James can't do it all folks. He is going to need some help from the others, and that includes defending against the Golden State Warriors high-powered offense.
Matthew Dellavedova did a fantastic job shutting down Curry in the past. He just has to rise to the occasion again, and the Cleveland Cavaliers need to find a way to control the last 6 minutes of the 4th quarter.
Cleveland has fallen apart in the final minutes of these NBA Finals. Even when they won, the finals minutes of the games allowed the Golden State Warriors back into the games. Somehow the Cavaliers need to find a way to save a little for the final minutes.
If they can't do that at home on Tuesday night, it will be the end of a fantastic season.
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