OAKLAND — It takes seven minutes to get through this video. Because 82 points is a lot of points.
LeBron James and Kyrie Irving became the first teammates to score 40 points or more in an NBA Finals game, putting on a memorable show in Game 5 and lifting the Cavaliers to a 112-97 win, forcing a Game 6 back in Cleveland Thursday.
The key for LeBron and Irving is that their jump shots — particularly from three — were falling. That has not been consistent this series, especially for LeBron, but on this night they were hitting from the outside, and that opened everything else up.
Plus Irving just hit some tough shots.