OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry came off a screen, dribbled behind his back and crossed over Matthew Dellavedova. He stepped back and swished a 3-pointer, then pounded his chest and pointed to the roof, seemingly controlling the sellout crowd of 19,596 on his fingertips. One more win and the MVP will really have a moment to celebrate. Curry made seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points, and the Warriors withstood another brilliant performance from LeBron James to outlast the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-91 on Sunday night for a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The latest from Game 5 of the NBA Finals: 8:10 p.m. PDT Stephen Curry turned in an MVP performance. So did LeBron James. "He has the ball in his hands a lot and he's making big shots," Curry said of James' triple-double in the Warriors' 104-91 victory in Game 5. "You have to just stick with the program, don't get discouraged if he makes some shots — because he's going to." Curry made more than a few himself, finishing with 37 points and several contested 3-pointers. " They've been trapping a lot of pick-and-rolls so when I have an opportunity to go 1-on-1 I've got to be real aggressive, get (Matthew Dellavedova) off balance and shoot a 3. "You've got to make those shots.