Will the Cavaliers force a Game 7?

Without Draymond Green on the floor, the Cleveland Cavaliers were able to avoid elimination and take out the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Finals 112-97.

Green, who was suspended for the game after receiving his 4th flagrant foul of the playoffs, was greatly missed by Golden State, who gave up a combined 82 points to LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. In fact, it was the first time in NBA history that teammates each scored at least 40 points in a Finals game.

The results of this game were much different than the first two in Golden State. In Games 1 and 2, the Warriors beat the Cavs by a combined 48 points. In Game 5, despite 37 points from Klay Thompson and 25 from Steph Curry, the Warriors were cold from the field shooting under 37% and committed 17 turnovers.

Game 6 is back in Cleveland, where each team picked up a victory earlier in the series.

Will the Cavs be able to win Game 6 and force a deciding Game 7?

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LeBron James scored 41 points in Game 5
Eric Solomon has worked in various newsrooms in Chicago. He brings his experience to Sporting Vote, where he writes for the NFL, NBA and MLB. Eric is an avid Chicago sports fan, and hopes the Cubs don’t blow it this year.

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