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Cavaliers Stun Warriors With 112-97 Win To Stay Alive In The NBA Finals

The series will now go back to Cleveland for Game 6.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers made a statement Monday night in Oakland with a 112-97 win over the Golden State Warriors, forcing Game 6 of the NBA Finals and sending the series back to Cleveland.

The Cavaliers broke open Game 5 in the third quarter after Warriors' big man Andrew Bogut went down with a gruesome knee injury.

LeBron James finished with 41 points, but Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving put on a show to close it out with 41 points as well.

It was the first time two players on the same team scored 40 points each in an NBA Finals game.

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Early on, the Warriors appeared to be heating up, with Klay Thompson knocking down 6 three-pointers early in the game. They were without Draymond Green, who was suspended for a game by the NBA for a flagrant foul after hitting LeBron James in the balls in Game 4. Green watched from an Oakland A's game at Oakland Coliseum, which shares a parking lot with the Warriors' Oracle Arena.

The Finals will now head back to Cleveland for Game 6 on Thursday.

Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Lindsey Adler at lindsey.adler@buzzfeed.com.

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