Game 5

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 4:  An overall image of the interior of Oracle Arena prior to Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 4, 2015 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Recent NBA Finals Rule Change Swings Game 5 Advantage Into Golden State Warriors’ Court

When the NBA returned to a 2-2-1-1-1 format for the NBA Finals, it swung the advantage in Game 5 back to the higher-seeded team.

06/14/2015

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Metallica Rockers Hetfield, Hammett To Perform National Anthem Before NBA Finals Game 5 Between Warriors, Cavaliers

Metallica members James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett will perform the national anthem before tipoff of Game 5 of The NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland.

06/14/2015

during Game Four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA PLayoffs at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement.

Dwight Howard Won’t Be Suspended For Game 5 After Elbow To Golden State Warrior Andrew Bogut’s Head

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard will not be suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors after the NBA decided to uphold his flagrant 1 foul.

05/26/2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Singer Aaron Lewis performs the national anthem prior to Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Country Singer Flubs Lyrics To National Anthem Before World Series Game 5 In San Francisco

There was an error at Game 5 of the World Series even before the first pitch.

10/26/2014

World Series - Kansas City Royals v San Francisco Giants - Game Five

Bumgarner Strikes Out 8 As Giants Shutout Royals For World Series Game 5 Win

With every pitch, Madison Bumgarner etched his place among the World Series greats.

10/26/2014

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Colin Dunlap: All The Pressure On Cardinals In Game 5

Pressure on the Pirates? Save it. There is zero, nada, zilch.

10/08/2013

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Manu Ginobili Sparks Spurs To Game 5 Win

Manu Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San Antonio spring nights were back Sunday — and the real party might be just a few days away.

06/17/2013

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with the team after hitting a walkoff single against the Detroit Tigers during Game Four of the American League Division Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Undaunted A’s Face Verlander In Decisive Game 5

Detroit took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday before Oakland scored three times off Jose Valverde to tie this series at two games apiece.

10/11/2012