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Warriors' Green will be on the court for this Finals Game 5

There hasn't been a championship clinching victory in this city from the home team since 1974 when the Oakland A's won the World Series right next door to where the Golden State Warriors will attempt to end that 43-year-old drought on Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"Me personally, I liked it", said Lue. J.R. Smith also added 15 points, which is a huge deal since the Cavaliers were relying too much on LeBron James in the first three games. With the Oracle crowd going insane tonight, the home team's running game will return and that is the key in beating Cleveland's older and slower defense.

Irving also was the driving force in keeping the Cavaliers alive on Friday, burying seven 3-pointers to account for a majority of his game-high 40 points.

The history that's being created between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors is evident to everyone watching this year's Finals.

And, oh, yes, that 21-point loss to the Cavaliers in Game 4 was the loudest alarm the Warriors have heard since opening night of the regular season, when San Antonio Spurs barged into Oracle Arena and impolitely reminded them that, no matter the number of stars on the roster, victory on most nights in the National Basketball Association is not given but taken. During a scrum in that same third quarter, Iman Shumpert and Pachulia were rolling on the floor after a loose ball. Cleveland's Iman Shumpert stood over Pachulia and tried to grab the ball after the whistle.

The referees gave Pachulia and Shumpert double technical fouls while arranging for a spectator courtside to get tossed. If the Dubs play the same type of defense they came out with in Games 1 and 2, they should be fine. "Nothing has crossed the line".

When asked Sunday about a call Draymond Green says he made to Durant in the parking lot after last year's Game 7 loss, the star forward was emphatic with his answer. He took a swipe at James' groin in Game 4 after the Cavaliers superstar stepped over him. Are we going to get after it and compete?

The more physical play appeared to be just the thing to get Cavs power forward Tristan Thompson unleashed.

While the face value of the specific tickets is unknown, some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each, according to a document sent by the Warriors to fans during renewal time past year. His struggle at the beginning of the series nearly looked unrecoverable and many fans thought that coach Tyronn Lue might bench him in favor of Iman Shumpert. I'll be sitting up here lying saying that I didn't see it. Got to be physical. "Talking trash or knocking guys on the floor, whatever you got to do, you got to do it".



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