LeBron James nearly did it again. 45 minutes. 40 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. His sixth NBA Finals triple-double. But James’s heroic performance wasn’t quite enough, as Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala teamed up down the stretch to lead the Golden State Warriors to the brink of a title with a 104-91 victory in Game 5 on Sunday night.
Curry scored 17 of his team-high 37 points in the fourth quarter, hitting several ridiculous threes in the process, including this dagger:
Iguodala had another outstanding effort, notching 14 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals. He scored two huge buckets with the game hanging in the balance, knocking down a corner three and a circus layup through contact. That turned a two-point lead with just under five minutes into a seven-point lead.
Then Curry took over from there with his shooting. Iguodala had some issues at the free throw line, as he missed a bunch in the final minutes and went 2-of-11 for the game. But it didn’t matter as the Warriors pulled out the win, finishing the game on a 19-7 run.
Golden State has now gone from down 2-1 in the series to up 3-2 after two double-digit point wins. This is looking much like the second-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies, and the Warriors will head to Cleveland to try and finish this thing off. Meanwhile, LeBron will do his best to make sure this series goes seven.