“Up&Up” – Best of Phantom Finals Game 5

It was going to take a spectacular, season-preserving effort from the Cleveland Cavaliers to survive a road closeout Game 5 against a Golden State Warriors team fired up to collect its second straight title and avenge Draymond Green’s suspension.

Kyrie Irving and LeBron James didn’t have a problem with that.

LeBron 36 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists thru three quarters. First time in his NBA CAREER that he’s hit those numbers entering the 4Q.

Cleveland’s point guard matched James’ 41 points, but he did it in conspicuously unstoppable fashion.

Irving hit 17 of his 24 shots from the field, including 10-of-15 when he brought the ball up the floor and didn’t pass at all.