(AP) LeBron James had a simple message for his Cavaliers before Game 6. As his teammates gathered around him, the man who carried him there tried to capture the desperation they needed to have.
James hollered at them, "There ain't no tomorrow! It's just right now!"
James told the Cavs to worry about tomorrow if they get there. Trailing 3-2 in the series, they need a win to force a Game 7.
(AP) Cavaliers fans were told between quarters that there was no reason to panic, that this was no time to be quiet.
Then they were given reason to cheer.
A good start to the second quarter got Cleveland back into the game after Golden State built a double-digit lead. The Cavaliers went back to a big lineup and were beating up the Warriors on the backboards.
Even better for Cleveland: Golden State All-Star Klay Thompson had to go to the bench early in the period with a third foul.
The Cavs have cut it to six, 32-26 with 7:21 left.
(AP) Andre Iguodala has been a force in the first half for the Warriors. If they are able to close out the series tonight, he will likely be in the MVP discussion.
He's got 10 points, four assists and is making LeBron James work for his offense once again. But Iguodala has picked up his third foul and has had to sit.
Harrison Barnes is too small to handle James in the post and Draymond Green has had difficulty staying with James on the perimeter.
Iguodala going to the bench with foul trouble will help the Cavaliers hang around.
(AP) LeBron James has surpassed the 5,000-point milestone in playoff scoring.
With his 12th point Tuesday, James became just the sixth player to reach that number. It came when his 3-pointer with 2:04 left in the first half gave him 14 points for the night.
He's still nearly 1,000 between career leader Michael Jordan, who had 5,987 points. Rounding out the top five are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762), Kobe Bryant (5,640), Shaquille O'Neal (5,250) and Tim Duncan (5,113).