(Sports Illustrated) LeBron James carried the Cavaliers with a magnificent Game 6 performance to seal a 115–101 win over the Warriors in Cleveland and force a Game 7.
James scored 41 points, assisted on 11 baskets, grabbed eight rebounds and added four steals and three blocks. He scored or assisted on 27 straight Cavs points across one second-half stretch, galvanizing Cleveland and fighting off a late Warriors run.
Kyrie Irving added 23 points for the Cavs, and Tristan Thompson dominated inside with 15 points and 16 rebounds. Stephen Curry scored 30 for the Warriors but fouled out at the end of the game and was ejected after throwing his mouthpiece. Klay Thompson had 25 points.
The Cavs are fighting to become the first team to ever win an NBA Finals after trailing 3–1 in the series. Of 32 teams in NBA history that trailed 3–1 in the Finals entering this season, only two have ever forced a Game 7.