Cleveland The Cleveland Cavaliers must win Game Six, and Game Seven in order to prevent Golden State from winning back to back championships. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving took over in Game Five to force a Game Six back in Cleveland. The duo combined for roughly 73% of Cleveland points. They combined for 82 points, the first time in NBA history two teammates scored more than 40 points each in a single Finals game. Irving scored a career playoff high, 41 points. He shot 17-24 from the floor, accomplishing something only one player in NBA history has ever done, which was scoring 40 or more points and shooting at least 70% from the floor. But Irving is now focused for Game Six. He said Game Six is “the only thing that’s on our mind right now.” Golden State Although the Cavs and Irving are focused on Game Six, Irving can at least mind that he’s capable of exploding like he did back in Game Five. It’ll likely take another similar performance to beat the Warriors again, especially with Draymond Green returning. Green said yesterday that he believed had he been playing in Game Five instead of serving a suspension, the Warriors would’ve won and clinched the title. “I have a strong belief that if I play in Game Five, we win. But I didn’t because I put myself in a situation where I wasn’t able to play,” Green said. That’s a question that will obviously never be answered as to whether if he played Golden State would have won, however with him back in Game Six, they will have the opportunity to clinch. Green is one flagrant foul away from being indefinitely suspended for a possibly Game Seven. He’s two more technical fouls away from being suspended also. He’s a huge piece to the Warriors scheme and it showed not having him on the floor for Game Five when James and Irving took over. Recipe For a Comeback James had 41 points as well in 42 minutes played. He had 16 rebounds in total, 12 defensive and four offensive. On top of that, he had seven assists, three steals, and three blocks too. Obviously he filled in the stat sheet, but he played extremely effective also. For those who watch away from the ball, or when not in James’ hands, you could see just how much he benefited his team. Kevin Love was a no factor in Game Five; he had just two points. So any contribution would be good for the Cavs from Love. With Green back however, Love will need to step up. A 10-15 point performance, with seven or eight rebounds will be needed for a Cleveland victory in Game Six. Cleveland has lost just one home game in these playoffs, which was back in Game Four of this series. The Cavs are the more desperate team of the two, and know they just need to pull this one out in anyway possible. On the contrary, Golden State certainly doesn’t want this series to extend past Game Six. They had their chance in Game Five to clinch and they couldn’t finish. If they lose Game Six, they will get Game Seven at home in Oracle but they’ll be playing a team who had just won two in a row and has all the momentum. Plus since Cleveland won Game Five in Oakland, they will have the confidence that they can win on the road.