NBA Finals: Golden State wins Game Five at home

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Photo above: James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform
the National Anthem at Game Five of the NBA Finals.

Game1This NBA Finals has been exciting from the very first tip off. Before Sunday’s Game Five, both teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors, had won on the road and the series was tied two games each.

In Game One the Warriors dominated the game, but in games two and three the Cavaliers were able to outlast Golden State, once in over time. But in Game Four the Warriors came back and played their game and once again they dominated — they didn’t just win the game.

On Thursday Golden State was in a must win situation. Today Cleveland is in that same spot. When the Warriors are playing their best, the Cavaliers don’t seem able to keep up. LeBron James admitted as much after Game Four when he said, “They made a huge run and we just couldn’t re-gather.”

The Cavaliers needed to control Game Five, here in Oakland and go back to Cleveland to close out the series and win the championship. If Golden State won it will be a tough road for Cleveland.

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton with Claudia Gestro.
Golden State Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton with Claudia Gestro.

Below is my video report on Game Five of the NBA Finals. I also had the opportunity to sit down with Warriors assistant coach Luke Walton before the game for an interview. Los Angeles fans will remember his years with the Lakers, when they won two NAB championships. He also played one season with the Cleveland Cavaliers before retiring as a player and becoming a coach.

Part of the interview is at the end of the video.

 (All photos by Claudia Gestro)