- Cleveland Cavaliers drubbed Golden State Warriors in Game 6 thriller
- They staved off elimination, will play the Warriors in a do-or-die Game 7
- Lebron James led the way for Cavs, Stephen Curry ejected for the first time in his career
Everything will be decided in Game 7.
For now however, the Cleveland Cavaliers are relishing their 115-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors at the Quicken Loans Arena in a Game 6 that was punctuated by Lebron James’s performance both on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.
Leading the way again for the Cavs with another stellar performance, James notched 41 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots—one of which happened to be on a lay-up attempt by Warriors star Stephen Curry.
Curry, who finished the game with 30 points on 8-for-20 shooting, was ejected for the first time in his career for lashing out at a referee and inadvertently hitting a fan with his mouthpiece shortly after he incurred his sixth foul of the game at the 4:22 mark in the fourth quarter.
Although he had already fouled out, the MVP’s actions still earned him a technical.
The Cavs seemed headed for an uneventful victory after leading by as much as 20 going into the second half. However, the Warriors, led by Curry, steadily clawed their way back and trimmed the lead down to as low as eight points by the fourth quarter.
However, James again steered the Cavs in the right direction in the last quarter, pulling off daredevil drives to the basket and amazing alley-oops to push the lead back to 20. Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith and Tristan Thompson also contributed heavily to the Cavs’ closing-out.
With the victory, the NBA championship will be decided in a do-or-die Game 7 at the Warriors’ home court at the Oracle Arena on Sunday, June 19.