The Golden State Warriors are now just one win away from winning the NBA Finals after defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5. Here are the plays that had the biggest impact on the game:
5) JR Smith's Flagrant 1 foul on Draymond Green
Smith had a big first half and was on fire from beyond the arc, but this play took him out of rhythm a little bit. This spelled doom for the Cavs as no one else stepped up to help LeBron James carry the load.
4) Harrison Barnes dunk on Mike Miller and Timofey Mozgov
Cleveland was starting to control the game at the start of the fourth quarter, but Barnes' HUGE slam brought the crowd back into the game.
3) LeBron James' DEEP three
Not only did this show LeBron's outstanding range, it gave Cleveland the lead in the fourth quarter and made it look like he could carry the Cavs to yet another unlikely win.
2) Harrison Barnes' putback slam before halftime
Cleveland had controlled most of the first half, but Barnes' slam over LeBron James - while drawing the foul - put the Warriors on top at the break and gave them the momentum back.
1) Stephen Curry's dagger
Not only was this shot the most ridiculous play in the game, it put Golden State up 10 and broke the will of the Cavs.Back to the NBA Newsfeed