Smith grabbed the offensive rebound, but instead of putting it back up or passing to an open James up top, he dribbled toward half court and threw a pass, running out the clock.
All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. You can say something like, 'Meet you at the bus.' I'm gonna keep taking care of my family.
Now it is time for LeBron James to try and cement his legacy by stealing a win at ORACLE Arena and evening up the NBA Finals a 1-1.
"The Mistake" in Thursday's game was a shocking lapse and the Cavs never recovered, losing in what James said was "one of the toughest losses" of his career.
Game 2 will go down 8 p.m. ET Sunday. LeBron James had another strong game, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists, but it just wasn't enough. Curry squatted low to admire his shot as it went in at one point and galloped back in joy after he hit two deep 3s late in the first half.
Coach Tyronn Lue said after the game that Smith though the Cavs were ahead, although Smith said he knew the game was tied and was waiting for a timeout to be called. Meanwhile, the Warriors are 12-25 ATS in their last 37 games against a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing on two days rest and 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games following a win.
Thompson's Flagrant 2, which was assessed for his actions in contesting a jump shot by Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, was downgraded to a Flagrant 1 upon league office review.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the opener.
"I don't want nobody to get suspended", Green said. We can't dwell on it; we can't live on that because then we won't be able to perform in Game 2. "But the good thing is it's a seven-game series and we have another game on Sunday".
"That's pretty much who I've been my whole life". That "lowered" his playoff marks to 28.8 points a game and.472 shooting, numbers most players would likely trade their firstborn to enjoy.
So when they all came, and they all put stuff to the side to come to the meeting, I was like, man, this is unbelievable.