Late in the game, Stephen Curry drove the lane for a layup, which James smacked off the glass, an essentially meaningless block as the Warriors had already sealed the game. The Warriors are expected to win easily, just as they did previous year. It's a playful thing to say in any situation.
The defending champions claimed a dramatic 124-114 victory in overtime at Oracle Arena after a wild finish.
"We got the offensive rebound, you know, I thought we were all aware of what was going on".
This gave the Cavs enough time to get a shot up and win the game but the veteran inexplicably thought they had the lead and chose to dribble out the clock instead of attempting a game-winning basket.
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Game two in the best-of-seven series takes place in Oakland on Sunday, June 3 at 8pm ET (1am BST Monday, June 4). "If they get blown out both games, it doesn't matter what we say".
The players won't apologize for showing up again, or worry that it hurts the National Basketball Association.
"Also, on the other hand, you could do more to achieve parity, but you also don't want parity of mediocrity either. We were over on the sideline, drawing up a play, you know, to try to execute, try to go up a couple possessions". Then it would be a long way to go from there to catch Boston (18) or the Lakers (17). He tied Jerry West for the most 40-point games in a single postseason. His 339 assists are 61 behind Bob Cousy (400).
Smith's error ruined a historic performance by LeBron James who once again nearly willed his team to another terrific win in these playoffs. Durant has been even better in the NBA Finals, with his 32.9 points per game ranking last year's finals MVP behind only Rick Barry (36.3) and Jordan (33.6) among players who have appeared in at least 10 games.
And LeBron had plenty to be upset about by the end of the game, having had one of his best games ever and almost pulling off a shocking upset of the heavily favored Warriors, only for the Cavaliers to end up losing the game in heart-breaking fashion. The Cavs held Boston under 100 points in four of the final five games of the East finals.
"In fairness to Golden State, there is something special going on here".