Stephen Curry led with 27 points as the Golden State Warriors kept their hopes of reaching the Western Conference Finals alive with a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in San Francisco.
The defending NBA champions won 121-106 to cut their deficit in the best of seven semifinals to 3-2.
Andrew Green added 25 points for the Warriors and Draymond Green had 20.
The seventh-seeded Lakers have another opportunity to advance to Friday’s Conference Finals in Los Angeles.
However, they could be without star center Anthony Davis after he was accidentally hit in the head by Golden State’s Kevon Looney and immediately taken off the field.
LeBron James led the Lakers with 25 points and tied Davis with a team-high nine rebounds against the Warriors, who are seeking a 20th straight playoff victory against Western competition.
Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the New York Knicks also withstood elimination with a 112-103 victory over the miami heat at Madison Square Garden.
Like Golden State, they trail their series 3-2 as they attempt to reach a first conference final since 2000.
Jalen Brunson led with a game-high 38 points, while he and Quentin Grimes became the first Knicks players since 1972 to play all 48 minutes in a playoff.
The Knicks led by 19 points in the third quarter and, as the Heat cut the gap to just two late in the fourth, Isaiah Hartenstein responded with a dunk and his New York team held on.
“You have to give them credit, they’re a tough team to play,” Brunson told TNT. “But we just went out to fight.”
Game 6 is in Miami on Friday.