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?