Steph Curry scored 37 points and the Golden State Warriors moved to the brink of their first NBA crown since 1975 by defeating Cleveland 104-91 on Sunday in the NBA Finals.
Golden State seized a 3-2 edge in the best-of-seven series and can end a 40-year title drought with a victory in game six on Tuesday at Cleveland.
“I hope on Tuesday we can hold that trophy,” Curry said. “That’s all I want to do.”
NBA Most Valuable Player Curry scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, 12 of them in a 19-4 run over the final minutes that decided the outcome.
Cleveland superstar LeBron James had 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists to join Magic Johnson as the only NBA players with triple doubles in multiple games of multiple NBA Finals, but his heroics were not enough for the Cavaliers, who must win Tuesday to force a game seven Thursday. – Agence France-Presse