Curry added seven rebounds and four assists, but was treated for dehydration after the game. Golden State claims that their MVP is fine, as they say he was drinking fluids and watching highlights after the game.
Golden State is now on the brink of their first NBA championship since 1975, while Cleveland is looking for their first sports championship in 51 years.
LeBron James had another dominant performance, as he recorded 40 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. He shot 15-of-34 from the field in 44 minutes of playing time. It was the second triple-double of the series for James, but the Cavs' lack of depth caught up to them for the second straight game. After game 4, reports said that the team wanted coach David Blatt to use more veterans in their quest for the NBA title.
Draymond Green scored 16 points and added nine rebounds, while Andre Iguodala contributed 14 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. The Warriors showed the depth they have, as Leandro Barbosa had 13 points off the bench in the win.
Tristan Thompson recorded a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while J.R. Smith scored all of his 14 points in the first half. The Cavaliers finished the night shooting just 39.5 percent from the floor.
Game 5 saw 20 lead changes and 10 ties before the Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter. Three-pointers form Curry, Iguodala, and Klay Thompson in the final quarter helped the Warriors separate themselves from the Cavs. Thompson finished the night with 12 points.
In the NBA Finals format of 2-2-1-1-1, the winner of game 5 in a 2-2 tie has won the series 12 of 14 times.
Golden State can clinch the NBA title on the road in Cleveland for game 6 on Tuesday night.