The NBA Missed A Crucial Call At The End Of Game 1

The NBA Missed A Crucial Call At The End Of Game 1

The NBA Missed A Crucial Call At The End Of Game 1

Later, about halfway through the first quarter, Smith stepped to the free throw line and got "MVP" chants from the Golden State crowd. After scoring 51 points in Game 1, it looks like he is in for another phenomenal NBA Finals. And in the immediate aftermath, it appeared Smith said to James on the court that he thought the Cavs were leading - something he denied afterward. Thompson scored 24 points in 45 minutes.

"I'm taking my medication that I've been given by the doctors", he said.

There was also no punishment for Cavs forward Kevin Love, who stepped onto the court just before the Thompson incident with Green to protest the call against his teammate. The first time shooting two times or five times in a game.

The under is 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings in Golden State. But heading into Game 2, Thompson says the pain has increased.

George Hill's missed free throw with 4.7 seconds left and J.R. Smith's subsequent weird actions of essentially dribbling out the clock in regulation seemed to demoralize Cleveland, which never really challenged the Warriors in OT. "I think people have seen that throughout our postseason runs, where he hasn't played well or played to his ability that he thinks he should have played, and then the next game he comes on and shoots the ball extremely well". "We're moving on as a team".

And it hasn't changed Lue's belief in the Cavs' chances against the Warriors. "Them suspending somebody else don't make me feel good". We beat Houston on the road in Game 1 and the narrative was, you know, series is over.

A victory Sunday would put the Warriors halfway to their 3rd crown in 4 seasons, the other denied when Cleveland rallied from 3-1 down in the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history.

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the opener. "So let's not get too far on that". Coach Steve Kerr said Iguodala is improving each day but still not expected to be healthy enough for Game 2.

LeBron James could move up on a couple of NBA Finals individual lists in Game 2 - but also fall backward in another.

The only way to beat the Warriors is to slow down the game by dominating the offensive glass, so the opponent has more possessions and opportunities to score than the Warriors.

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. He's working alongside Mike Callahan - who is the most experienced referee assigned to this series.

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