There is a chance that the NBA refs for Game 5 of the Finals listened to the song ‘Whistle’ by Flo Rida before the game because they were blowing the whistle like it was going out of style. With 5 minutes still left on the clock in the 1Q Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, Kyle Korver and Klay Thompson all had 2 fouls a piece and were destined for major bench time. Cavs hero LeBron James had 12 points in the first 10 minutes.
10 points in 5 minutes. @cavs lead early in Game 5.
— NBA Live Tv (@NBALiveTv1) June 13, 2017
By the end of the 1st Quarter the Cavaliers had the lead just like the did in game 4, but not by as much. They took the lead 37-33 and shot 62% from the field.
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) June 13, 2017
It got heated in the second with 3 minutes left on the clock. David West fought for the ball with Kyrie Irving and shoved Irving after. Tristan Thompson was not having it and got in West’s face. It took James, Iggie, J.R. Smith, Crawford and half the bench to separate them. Tristan Thompson, JR Smith and David West all got hit with technical fouls.
End of the 1st half the Cavaliers trailed the Golden State Warriors 71-60. James led the Cavs with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals in 22 minutes, while Durant led the Warriors with 21 PTs, 3 REB and 1 STL in 18 mins. Kevin Love and Kyle Korver both had 0 PTS. Stephen Curry( 20) and Kevin Durant’s 41 combined points are their most in a 1st half this postseason. LeBron & Kyrie combine for 37 points in the first half.
The Cavs came back in the third bringing the Warriors lead to just 98-93 by the end of the third. At this point J.R. Smith is 6-of-7 on contested shots. He was 6-of-19 on such shots in Games 1-4. This is also the point where all of our writers held their breathe because the game was so close.
LeBron got his 14th 30-point game on Monday, it marked the most since Kobe Bryant in the 2010 playoffs.
Kevin Durant joins MJ & Shaq as the only players to score at least 25 PTS in each of their 1st 10 games.
Durant finally got his ring and was named MVP of the Finals. Warriors win 129-120.
LeBron finished with 41 points,13 Rebounds and 8 Assists.
— Sportainment (@Sportainment_TV) June 13, 2017
** We know the meaning of the song ‘Whistle’, we were kidding. Cool your jets kids*