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July 1, 2016
Golden State Warriors
guard Stephen Curry,
left, is guarded by
forward LeBron James
during the second half
Finals in Oakland,
knows there's no
OAKLAND---Stephen Curry sat on the bench and
buried his head in his hand. Fellow Splash Brother
Klay Thompson wrapped a towel around his face.
This was misery for the Warriors and their fired-
up fans, who made for the exits early during Monday s
112-97 NBA Finals loss to the Cavaliers that sent the
series back to Cleveland for a Game 6 tonight.
They wanted so badly to do it for Draymond Green,
do it for each other, and for their home crowd this
Instead, Golden State is going to Ohio again. One
flight the Warriors surely would have preferred not
to take at this road-weary stage of another extra-
long season, but it will be well worth it if they hoist
a second straight trophy when these NBA Finals
finally end. Their "Strength in Numbers" mantra
was tested once more in a game that mattered so
much. The Warriors lost at home for only the second
time this postseason and fourth overall.
Yet there s no panic now for the defending cham-
pions after LeBron James and the Cavs forced at least
one more game in what has become quite the testy
rematch. The Warriors lead the series 3-2 and still
have the upper hand.
"We re all disappointed. We want to win," guard
Shaun Livingston said. "With the stakes being what
they are right now, obviously it s a gut punch. But
it s the finals. It s not going to be easy. They re not
going to lay down. It doesn t matter who s on the
court. We ve got to play."
Golden State will get a boost having emotional
leader and All-Star forward Green back after he sat
out Game 5 serving a suspension for a Game 4 swipe
at James groin. Fans chanted "Free Dray-mond! Free
Dray-mond!" and large cutouts of his face waved
from all corners of Oracle Arena as he watched from
a baseball suite next door in the Oakland Coliseum.
"You want to win here more than anything for
your fans. They deserve to see us win, but you just
suck it up and move on," Thompson said. "We re
still in a great position."
While Green returns for Game 6, the Warriors
might be down big man Andrew Bogut. The seven-
foot centre sprained his left knee early in the third
quarter Monday and traveled with the team to Cleve-
land after undergoing further tests.
Defensively, the Warriors must find a way to keep
James and Kyrie Irving from going off the way they
did Monday, with each scoring 41 points.
Not that the always-confident Warriors are overly
concerned. They are a group that bounced back from
every rare loss during a record-setting, 73-win regular
season. Golden State is 14-1 following a defeat.
"We re in the same place we were last year, up 3-
2 heading back to Cleveland. If you told me this
before the series, I would have taken it," coach Steve
Kerr said. "So we re in a good spot. We re disappointed
we didn t win tonight, but, like I said, they outplayed
us. They deserved the win. And we ll go back to
Cleveland and we ll play a better game for sure."
Golden State doesn t have much further to fall
after shooting a postseason-low 36.4 per cent --- its
first match below a 40 per cent clip --- despite getting
37 points from Thompson with six three-pointers
and Curry s 25 with five 3s.
"You tip your hat to them. They had a great night,"
Curry said. The Warriors are trying to close out the
fifth championship in franchise history and third
since moving out West from Philadelphia in 1962-
63. Each of the last two since coming to the Bay
Area have been clinched on the road --- the first title
in 40 years last June and also in 1975, when the War-
riors won at Washington with a four-game sweep of
the Bullets. (AP)
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