The Cleveland Cavaliers were just one loss away from elimination. Now, they are one game away from forcing a seventh game back home in Ohio. With a 112-102 victory over the Orlando Magic, Cleveland forced a Game 6 back in Orlando, which will be played on Saturday at 8:30 PM EST.
LeBron James, whose buzzer beater in Game 2 prevented a sweep, achieved a triple-double with 37 points, 14 rebounds, and 12 assists.
“I mean this was a big game for us,” said LeBron James. “You never want to disappoint the home crowd by not coming out and play as hard as you can. It was win or go home.”
Mo Williams, who boldly predicted a Cleveland comeback, scored 24 points to help the Cavaliers force a sixth game in this close series.
Cleveland built up a 22-point lead in the first half, but the Magic cut that lead all the way to one heading into the half.
The Cavaliers are looking to become the ninth team in NBA history to successfully come back from a 3-1 deficit in a playoff series.