LeBron James had 41 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers forced a Game 7 in the NBA Finals with a 115-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night.
James — who scored 18 straight points during one stretch — finished with 41 for the second straight game in another overpowering performance for the Cavs, who have come back to tie the best-of-seven series at three games apiece. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the NBA’s championship round.
The Cavaliers can make history, and capture Cleveland’s first pro sports championship in 52 years, with a victory in Oakland on Sunday.
Stephen Curry scored 30 points for the Warriors, but was ejected in the fourth quarter after picking up his sixth foul. Curry threw his mouth guard as he argued the call and the Warriors have come unglued in the series.
Curry picked up his sixth foul with 4:22 to go in Game 6 and the Golden State Warriors down 12 points. And he wasn’t happy about it.
Curry was whistled for the foul and then picked up an immediate technical foul for throwing his mouth piece. He was ejected for the technical foul and threw his mouth piece, hitting a fan courtside.
Curry apologized to the fan he hit before leaving the court and shared some words with chuckling Cavs coach Tyronn Lue as well.
Curry finished with 30 points and fouled out for the first time since 2013.