LeBron James was in imperious form as his Cleveland Cavaliers snatched Game 6 at the Quicken Loans Arena to force a Game 7 with the Golden State Warriors. From 3-1 down in the series and staring a heavy defeat square in the face, King James stood tall and went up another level.
Game 6 at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena was no different, as Ohio’s own dropped a whopping 41 points to go with 11 assists, eight rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
Shooting an incredible 16-27 on the night, it was the sort of all-around performance that will go down in the ages.
To put in such an indescribably dominant performance – and in such a crucial showdown – is nothing short of heroic.
Plenty has been made of the disappearance of Kevin Love this series – as he played just ten minutes in Game 6 – but when LeBron is on song like he was on Thursday night, it matters not one bit.
And now, with Cleveland needing to head straight back to Oakland to play the decider on enemy ground, LeBron is as focused and as determined as ever… Which is saying something.
James said: “One more game left. I’ll play it anywhere.”
The visibly frustrated Steph mustered a solid 30 points – to go with 25 from fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson – but it was nowhere near enough, as he was ejected for his sixth foul, before firing expletives towards match officials and tossing his mouthpiece into the stands.
Steve Kerr’s Warriors couldn’t have ever imagined being in the position… The reigning champions, who eclipsed the regular season win-record set by Michael Jordan’s 1995-96 Chicago Bulls were 3-1 up in the series just a week ago.
Coach Kerr had a few thoughts for the officials, claiming they were tough on Curry during the game in Cleveland.