In Game 5 of the NBA Finals, with their backs against the wall, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving combined for 82pts; as they lead the Cavs to a 112 – 97 win over the Dubs. This win gives them a chance to keep the series alive as they head back to Cleveland down 3-2. While much of this season has been focused on the 3 ball, James and Irving scored most of their point from the paint and mid-range. I hope NBA fans realize the true nature of the performance that we all witnessed last night.
According to J.A. Adande, ESPN Senior Writer:
“Monday night was the first time a pair of teammates went for 40-plus points in the same NBA Finals game. And now the Cavaliers still have hopes of another historic achievement: becoming the first team to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the Finals.
The Warriors were exploited inside throughout the game. Cleveland scored 46 points in the paint, topping the Warriors’ 42 points scored on 3-pointers.”
Here is the shot chart from Kyrie Irving performance via @CavsJMike.
Kyrie Irving @NBA Finals Game 5 Shotchart
— John Michael (@CavsJMike) June 14, 2016
There is little questions that this was the biggest game of Kyrie’s career. Check out some of his work via @BleacherReport.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 14, 2016
If the Cavs continue to play this way, can they steal Game 6 from the Warriors? Will the “Splash Brothers” close out this series? Share your commits below and follow us via @.