Cavaliers vs. Warriors has gone to Game 5 in the 2015 NBA Finals. On Sunday night (June 14), the Golden State Warriors host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an extremely important game. The NBA Finals are tied at 2-2 after the Warriors stole Game 4 on Thursday night (June 11), taking back homecourt advantage in what has been a very back-and-forth series. Now current NBA MVP Stephen Curry and former MVP LeBron James will battle it out in a decisive Game 5. A report from Sports Illustrated states that James and the Cavaliers are “running on empty,” and that seems pretty close to the truth.
As previously reported on the Inquisitr, Game 4 of the Cavaliers vs. Warriors series was a tough one for James. Despite trailing by only six points heading into the fourth quarter, it seemed that fatigue had caught up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James hurt his head on a hard foul under the basket, shots stopped falling for the Cavaliers, and Stephen Curry led his Golden State Warriors to an important road win. James played more than 40 minutes for the fourth-straight game in the NBA Finals, and a lot of the discussion surrounding Game 5 is whether he has enough energy left to carry the Cavaliers to a title.
Per the NBA Finals schedule, Game 5 of the Cavaliers vs. Warriors takes place at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET Sunday night. ABC will provide coverage again as California hosts the game. The teams will then travel back to Ohio for Game 6 on Tuesday night (June 16) at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. The San Jose Mercury News is the latest periodical to talk about the level of fatigue that the Cavaliers are fighting through. The report focused on how grateful point guard Matthew Dellavedova and LeBron James were for the extra day off between games. With both players set to play heavy minutes (again) in Game 5, every minute of rest will help their stamina.
The lack of depth on the Cleveland Cavaliers has become very pronounced, especially with the team having lost two of its three best players to injury this postseason. All-Stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the series, forcing James to lead a cast of role players against a Golden State Warriors team that won the most games in the NBA this past season. Excuses aren’t going to matter on either side of the ball, and every player set to take the court in Game 5 of the Cavaliers vs. Warriors knows it. So will the winner of this NBA Finals be a young and hungry team or a team led by a guy that has been to the championship five straight years?
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