It was either going to be a Bay Area party (with the exception of the Oakland A’s, who were playing 300 feet away), or the Cleveland Cavaliers would fight back and take the series back to Ohio. Thankfully for the basketball junkies among us, it was the latter.
The Cavaliers were convincing 112-97 winners over the Golden State Warriors, but still face elimination in the early hours of Friday, trailing 3-2.
For the Euroleague players, the season is over so they took to Twitter to give us their thoughts on an electric game five where LeBron James and Kyrie Irving dazzled for 41 points each in the win.
Here are best Tweets, seen during the game..
Called for an offensive foul, and dropped by a Klay Thompson jab-step in transition, Khimki’s Tyrese Rice signalled out Cleveland’s JR Smith for a bad start to Game 5.
#FreeDraymond was in full effect as Golden State Warriors Draymond Green served a one-game suspension, unfairly in the Warriors fans minds. A tweet regarding “Graymond Green had Lokomotiv Kuban’s Matt Janning in fits.
— jamal shuler (@jamalshooter) June 14, 2016
— Matt Janning (@mjanning23) June 14, 2016
Janning’s team-mate, Dontaye Draper was simply in awe of the Splash Brothers, Stephen Curry and especially Klay Thompson.
Man oh man!! They shoot tough shots effortless ! Lol . #SplashBrothers
— Dontaye D. Draper (@Draper11) June 14, 2016
Acie Law, a former two-time Euroleague winner with Olympiacos and ex-Golden State Warriors guard remained firmly neutral. Instead tweeting his overall enjoyment of a thrilling first half of action where both teams were leaving it all on the floor.
Both teams are playing at such a HIGH level right now… This is playoff basketball at its finest. #NBAFinals
— Acie Law IV (@AcieLawIV) June 14, 2016
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv’s Trevor Mbakwe was simply in awe of Kyrie Irving aka Uncle Drew.
I see you Kyrie!!!!
— Trevor Mbakwe (@TMbakwe32) June 14, 2016