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NBA finals tied at 1 after Lebron's triple double lifts Cavs to 95-93 OT win over Golden State

4 years 8 months 2 weeks ago Monday, June 08 2015 Jun 8, 2015 June 08, 2015 8:46 AM June 08, 2015 in Sports
Source: AP
By: AP

OAKLAND, CA - The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors in overtime 95-93, as Lebron James' triple double (39 pts, 16 rebs, 11 assts) led the way the Cavs, who evened the NBA finals at 1-1.

The Warriors extended the game by closing the fourth quarter on a 15-4 run to tie it at 87. Stephen (STEH'-fehn) Curry knotted the score by driving through the lane and hitting a lay-in with 7.2 seconds left in regulation. The Cavaliers had a chance to win it before LeBron James missed an off-balance heave.

In Game 1, the Cavaliers missed two shots in the closing seconds of regulation before losing in overtime.

It's the first time in league history the first two games of the Finals have gone into overtime.

James already had a triple-double through regulation, delivering 36 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists. James drained a 3-pointer that put the Cavs ahead 83-72 with 3:13 remaining.

Klay Thompson had a team-high 34 points through four quarters for the Warriors. Thompson made up for a poor shooting night by Curry, who was 5 of 20 from the field and 2 of 14 from 3-point range in scoring 17 points.

Game 3 is Tuesday in Cleveland.

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