LeBron James delivered a power-packed performance Thursday, scoring 41 points to help Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Golden State 115-101 and force a one-game showdown for the NBA title.
LeBron James scored 41 points in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
James, made 16 of 27 shots from the floor, added 11 assists, eight rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots as the Cavaliers leveled the best-of-seven NBA Finals at 3-3, setting the stage for a dramatic seventh-game Sunday at Oakland, California.
"We've been able to beat a great team two straight games to force a game seven. I can't wait," James said. "I'm going to give everything I've got in game seven."
Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player Lebron James scored 18 consecutive Cavaliers points over the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth.
Cavaliers are attempting their greatest comeback in NBA Finals history by becoming the first team to rally from a 3-1 deficit for the title.
"Records are made to be broken," James said. "We gave it our all tonight and we were able to come away with the victory."
On the other hand, frustrated Stephen Curry, the NBA Most Valuable Player and scoring leader, led the Warriors with 30 points but was ejected for the first time in his career, fouling out for the first time since 2013 then hurling his mouthpiece into the crowd in anger to earn banishment to the locker room.
Warrior forward Draymond Green, who is just back from a one-game ban, was restrained by coach Steve Kerr in the dying minutes as he argued with a referee over a foul call.