Jun 17, 2016

    Curry: Ready for 'biggest game'


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    [/ ]GOLDEN State's Stephen Curry called Game 6 of the NBA Finals the biggest contest of his career on Wednesday while the revived Cleveland Cavaliers expressed confidence they can dethrone the Warriors.

    The defending champions lead hosts Cleveland 3-2 in the best-of-seven series entering today's tension-packed showdown, which will result in either a seventh game on Sunday in California or the Warriors celebrating back-to-back titles clinched on the Cavaliers' home court.

    "We have a chance to win a championship so definitely (my) biggest game and I'm ready for it," NBA Most Valuable Player and scoring champion Curry said.

    LeBron James and Kyrie Irving each scored 41 points in a 112-97 road victory on Monday that sustained Cleveland's title hopes, the first time team-mates cracked 40 points in a Finals game.

    "For us, it's just about coming out with that aggressive mindset, pushing in transition and getting easy opportunities," Irving said.

    No team have ever rallied from 3-1 down to win the NBA Finals and no team in 50 years have even forced a seventh game.

    "We have confidence we can win the series," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said.

    "They have seen the blueprint is just being physical, being aggressive and attacking the basket. You don't play Golden State, you attack them. So we've got to attack."

    The Warriors welcome back forward Draymond Green, banned from a Game 5 loss for accumulated play-off flagrant fouls.

    But Golden State will be without Australian centre Andrew Bogut, who will be sidelined at least six to eight weeks with a left knee injury suffered on Monday.

    Game 6 will be played exactly one year since the Warriors won a Game 6 in Cleveland to claim the title.