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I'm a final year Journalism student from Canberra. I've contributed to Fairfax and The Guardian in the past - just want to write about sport anywhere and everywhere! I'm a basketball nut but enjoy pretty much all sports. Big Lakers, Geelong Cats, Brisbane Broncos and AC Milan fan. Treat yourselves and get around The Roar! Twitter: @elliotawilliams

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Him in Boston would be scary – can’t speak highly enough of Brad Stevens by the way

2016 NBA Draft: Ben Simmons, Thon Maker live updates, blog

Boogie’s tweets are the highlight of the night, although what makes him so fun is also what makes teams wary of him – erratic nature

2016 NBA Draft: Ben Simmons, Thon Maker live updates, blog

Are the Kings so disgusted by the small ball trend of the modern NBA they’re planning on running out a starting 5 of centers?? As a Lakers fan I am not amused

2016 NBA Draft: Ben Simmons, Thon Maker live updates, blog

Got to feel sorry for all the guys invited to sit in the arena – still sitting there waiting, must be crazy nerve-racking. Thinking you’re having a secure spot plus a few mill coming your way to now be stuck with a non-guaranteed contract. Crazy draft so far

2016 NBA Draft: Ben Simmons, Thon Maker live updates, blog

It’s going to be fun finding out! Both teams now know they can win on each other’s floors, whichever one does earns themselves a ring

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

FINAL SCORE

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – 112
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – 97

Well Basketball was the winner on the night, because the series continues and we get to see these two teams play one, maybe two, more times.

The 15 point margin may not paint the most accurate picture of the contest as, particularly in the first half, they were incredibly competitive. Cleveland were able to push it out in the fourth.

This is the first time in NBA history that two teammates have scored 40 points each, and it was the performances of Irving and James that ultimately won the Cavaliers this game.

The Warriors simply could not keep up with these two stars down the stretch of the third and into the fourth quarter.

Golden State started well with Klay Thompson having a blinding first quarter with 26 points.

James matched this though with 25 of his own in the first half.

The second half belonged to Kyrie Irving however.

Cleveland’s young point guard made shots others wouldn’t even dream of attempting. They were the kinds of shots that Stephen Curry wowed us with in the regular season, yet have been more effectively pulled off this series by his Cleveland opposition.

James entered the second half with zero assists and finished it with seven. He recognised the amazing form Irving was in and kept feeding him the ball, looking to score and succeeding for the most part where necessary.

The Warriors certainly missed Draymond Green as another body to throw at James and try and slow him down, but even with him I’m not sure they win this game.

There will be injury concerns for the Warriors with Bogut taking that nasty fall and hurting his knee. He will have an MRI and results will be known shortly. Without him the lane opens up a little more for Cleveland.

The Warriors will still likely be favourites but it is not a cut and dry as it perhaps was.

Game 6 will be fascinating and who knows, maybe we will even get a game decided by less than 10 points!

Be sure to join The Roar live from 11:00am (AEST) on Friday for Game 6.

This is it for me for this season, it’s been a pleasure bringing the NBA to you. Enjoy whatever is left of this series and see you next time!

FINAL SCORE

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS – 112
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – 97

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Lebron brings up his 40 points by faking Rush getting him in the air drawing contact and still making the shot.

CLE – 111
GSW – 96

Q4 3.22

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Great feeling shutting up an away crowd – what Cavs have achieved here. Can they hold on?

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Kyrie Irving is making shots of unbelievable difficulty, almost fell over then spins and makes it, next possession he runs back and makes a three

CLE – 109
GSW – 96

Q4 5.03

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Curry hits over the outstretched Love

CLE – 104
GSW – 96

Q4 6.20

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Klay hits a difficult shot

CLE – 102
GSW – 94

Q4 6.44

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Makes it

CLE – 102
GSW – 92

Q4 7.30

Timeout

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Kyrie banks it in and gets contact – bonus coming

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

James zigged when he should have zagged – or another way faded away when he should have gone up strong

CLE – 99
GSW – 92

Q4 7.31

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Shumpert cuts cleverly, Kyrie finds him with a nice feed and a dunk results

Curry scores on the otyher end

CLE – 99
GSW – 92

Q4 8.38

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

James making jumpshots all night – crucial

CLE – 97
GSW – 90

Q4 9.54

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Makes one and James is back on court

CLE – 95
GSW – 88

Q4 10.26

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Common foul called – two shots coming

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Commentators are accusing Varejao of flopping and over selling it – he is Brazillian, just saying

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Varejao went down hard clutching his ear, Smith hit him accidentally accross the head/shoulder

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Kyrie Irving 13/16 tonight – impressive

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Lebron is resting to start the fourth in the hope of coming back in and finishing strong

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Curry starts the quarter with a three

CLE – 95
GSW – 87

Q4 11.03

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Cavs enter the fourth up by nine, but against Golden State you can never have a safe lead. A few threes and they are in this. Cavs need to start the qtr like they are down by 9

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog

Curry had a three blocked by Shumpert and then in the frenzied few plays following Cavs couldn’t get a basket

CLE – 93
GSW – 84

Q3 END

Golden State Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Finals Game 5 live scores, blog