LeBron James scored 40 points as Cleveland Cavaliers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors with a 96-91 win.
The former Miami Heat superstar returned to his first club, the Cavaliers in the off season and has led them to the NBA Finals at the first attempt and looks set to record his third NBA Championship ring in four years.
The Golden State Warriors were behind from the off in last nights third game of the series and despite a late rally in the fourth quarter with 36 points, they couldn’t get find enough to claw the deficit back. James led the way with 40 points bring his three game tally to 123 with Stephen Curry scoring 27 points for the Warriors.
The Oakland based side had took a 1-0 lead in the series in the first game with a 108-100 overtime win Curry leading the way with 26 points on the night. Cavaliers James was top point scorer on the night with 44 but could do nothing as the Warriors went in front.
Cleveland bounced back in the second game to level the series at 1-1 with this time the Cavaliers taking the overtime victory 95-93 with James offering up 39 points for the North American side, with Klay Thompson scoring 34 points in a losing cause for the Warriors.
The next game is played in Cleveland, with the Cavaliers looking to take a 3-1 lead, before they return to Oakland for game 5 on Sunday.