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2015 NBA Finals Game 5 results: Curry drills 37 points to lead Warriors defeat Cavs

Stephen Curry finished with 37 points to spearhead the Warriors in a 104-91 win over the Cavs in a hotley contested game. LeBron James posted 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists in a 15-for-34 shooting from the field but the Cavs did not have enough energy to sustain the game.

Andre Iguodala drilled in a triple and on the next play he made a basket with a foul to stretch the lead 93-85 with 3:11 left.

Stephen Curry has 15 points to lead the Warriors to a 51-50 advantage after halftime. On the other hand, LeBron James has posted 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Cavs.

Preview:

The Golden State Warriors are in a fast start, scoring the first three possessions in fastbreaks. However JR Smith hits two three pointers to keep the Cavs within a distance. Warriors lead 14-10 at 4:31 first quarter

The Pivotal Game 5 of the NBA Finals is underway. The Golden State Warriors take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Sunday at 8:00 PM ET at the Oracle Arena.

After losing Game 2 and Game 3, the Golden State Warriors have found the adjustments needed to tople the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Steve Kerr’s change of starting lineup paid dividends for the Warriors as they won Game 4. Going for a small line up by putting Andre Iguodala paved the way for the Warriors to drained the defense of the Cavs. Thus, Game 5 small ball roster will probably be the right way on beating the Cavaliers.

For the Warriors, the quick offensive attacks would prevail at their homecourt if guard Stephen curry continues to make his three-pointers. Curry still is the key player for the Warriors, though at times he is being contained. Moreover, Klay Thompson has to assert himself in offense as he scored only nine points in Game 4.

On the postseason, Curry averages 28.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 6.4 assists. Thompson averages 19.7 points while Harrison Barnes averages 10.8 points. Draymond Green contributes 13.5 points and 10.1 rebounds. In Game 4, the Warriors utilized the presence of David Lee, who performed well to help the team to win.

The Cleveland Cavs may not be attempting to alter the starting lineup for Game 5. They don’t have much depth in the roster and what they can do is to adjust to what the other team is doing. Surely, LeBron James was contained and outscored by Iguodala in the previous game but he knows how to bounce back and to carry the load.

”I think when you get to a championship-level type game with it being 2-2, I don’t think anyone has the momentum,” James said. ”Obviously, everyone would say them because they’re coming back home, and then after the game they had the other night, but the momentum starts once the game starts.”

James scored only 20 points, half below his average, on 7-for-22 shooting in Game 4. James averages 41 points in the first three games. Clearly, the Cavaliers got tired in Game 4 as they couldn’t match the intensity of the Warriors, especially in the fourth quarter.

The Cavs got what they wanted, that is to have two days rest. With fresher legs on Sunday, they will have the energy to match the speed of the Warriors.

”We’ve had a couple of days here to recover. I believe that’s going to be helpful,” coach David Blatt said. ”This is a tough series for both teams, a lot of things happening. It’s the best-of-three to win the NBA championship, the world championship. So I like the situation we’re in. I like the challenge that’s in front of us, and I can’t wait to play tomorrow.”

The Cavaliers may have to go to Timofey Mosgov more in Game 5. Mosgov exploded with 28 points in Game 5.

On the postseason, James averages 29.4 points, 10.8 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.7 steals. Without Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, the Cavaliers will not have the luxury of having another big scorer except from Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and J.R. Smith.

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