Irving saves his best for when Cavs face Finals elimination

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While the Warriors didn't surpass their National Basketball Association record of 73 regular-season from 2016 (they settled for 67 this year), they still had the NBA's best regular-season record. With all of the Warriors' big guns healthy, the Cavaliers understand where they stand.

In fact, Golden State only lost 5 of 41 home games all season.

The Warriors can win clinch the championship if they win Monday. The Cavaliers outscored Golden State 72-33 from beyond the arc. The Cavs will take whatever they can get.

Two other expensive seats for Game 5 sold for $90,000 and $82,000.

James's electric dunk sent Twitter into a frenzy.

Durant has 39 points and has seemingly hit a shot every time the Cavaliers have threatened, leading the Warriors to a 118-106 lead in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with 5:01 to play.

"I have to be implementing in those opportunities, and the way to do that is just being an open screener, being just a willing sacrificer, and the opportunities will come, and when those opportunities come, then you kill it". West, Thompson and J.R. Smith received techs after a replay review. They have yet to lose on their home court in the playoffs this year. Following game 4, the pressure for the remainder of this series shifted permanently to the Warriors. Warriors coach Steve Kerr said it all starts with better on-ball defense.

"We won three games in a row in the Finals, 15 in a row overall in the playoffs, and you just think it's going to happen", Green said of the Warriors' expectations of a sweep. We're healthy, we got Kevin Durant. Durant appeared to foul James, but officials declined to make a call. The tape doesn't lie. Got to be physical. The Cavaliers won and went on to take the series 4-3. If they get half, that's a nice start.

Cavs-Warriors III had even more star power than 2016. Dish out what he gives on most nights.

The sign at CP's Cooler reads: "Pretty sure our spoons are sharper than Draymond Green". Cleveland set records in nearly every category. Maybe it's time someone knocked Curry on his behind as well.

Stephen Curry added 34 points, 10 assists and six rebounds as Golden State closed out its second title in three years after squandering a 3-1 lead a year ago to the Cavs to miss a repeat.

We saw it in Game 6 with Curry.

An unprecedented third straight Finals clash between the Warriors and Cavaliers was hyped as the ultimate championship rubber match and expected to be the antidote for a postseason that had little in the way of drama.

Tight whistle in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Especially because history has also shown James is always in control of his emotions. Game 5 will be his second chance to complete this mission.

LeBron James and the Cavaliers have already staved off elimination once with a victory in Cleveland in Game 4.