He grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed free throw in the final seconds of regulation with the game tied, then ran toward midcourt as if he was running out the clock and thinking Cleveland had a one-point lead. Then, when he was at the free throw line early in the first quarter, Smith was showered with "MVP" chants. While there's plenty of things to talk about, there's one topic that completely overshadows everything else: J.R. Smith's gaffe during the final few seconds of regulation.
Thompson shot above 50 percent from the field for the fifth consecutive game and became the sixth player in National Basketball Association history to make 300 career 3-pointers in the postseason.
Game 2 takes place on tonight at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. "I thought everything was smooth sailing for him", Kerr said.
They had trailed after the first quarter of three straight games, starting with Game 6 of the Western Conference finals, and fell behind by double digits in the first half of all three of them. Kevin Love added 21 points and 13 rebounds. We have heard some tales about Golden State's presentation to Durant over the years, including that four Warriors players went to the Hamptons in NY to pitch Durant on joining one of the best teams ever assembled.
To recall, James sustained the eye injury in a play against Green of the Golden State Warriors.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will still be scratching their heads after missing out on a crucial chance to steal Game 1 after getting outlasted in a 124-114 overtime loss on Thursday. "We're moving on as a team". Not to say the Cavs will beat the Warriors. The Warriors are 0-4 ATS in their last four games played on two days of rest. "It looks worse than it did during the game, but it feels better".
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Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the opener. "He's going to fill up the stat sheet", Kerr said. "I'll just have to naturally, organically let heal". How can the Cavs bounce back and take Game 2?
LeBron James could move up on a couple of NBA Finals individual lists in Game 2 - but also fall backward in another.
To say Smith was the reason Cleveland lost Thursday night isn't right, or fair. That "lowered" his playoff marks to 28.8 points a game and.472 shooting, numbers most players would likely trade their firstborn to enjoy.
Guthrie is making his finals debut as a referee Sunday night for Game 2 of the Cleveland-Golden State series.