After that, George Hill missed a free throw with 4.7 seconds remaining that would have put the Cavs up by one, and JR Smith, who rebounded Hill's miss, dribbled the ball out past the 3-point line rather than setting Cleveland up to take a shot before the clock expired.
Smith admitted Saturday that he may not have been clear about the score in the final seconds of Game 1. VIDEO: "Be better tomorrow.' LeBron James walks out of NBA Finals presserThompson played after bruising his lower left leg when Smith slid into him in the first quarter Thursday".
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. The Cleveland Cavaliers missed a golden opportunity to steal Game 1 at Oracle Arena.
Santana told The Associated Press, "we take whatever is offered to us and we're very grateful, Cindy and I, that they invited us to be part of this". While James was clearly outside the restricted area, officials also had the chance to review whether James was in legal guarding position and changed the call to a block because they determined he turned his body and moved into Durant. LeBron James had another strong game, finishing with 29 points, nine rebounds and 13 assists, but it just wasn't enough.More news: Fulham returns to the Premier League
The under is 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings in Golden State. Tristan Thompson has been strong in the playoffs so far, but the Warriors are a different beast.Draymond Green is one of the finest defensive players in the league, and in Game 1, he showed a lot of grit against Thompson. "I've always been the one guy who's the butt of the jokes, or that one guy who does something insane and everybody's got to look at or whatever the case may be. I expect us to be better". "You got to win four in this series - we understand that and it was a tough game for us". Not to say the Cavs will beat the Warriors.
LeBron James and Steph Curry shared some words in Game 1.
Fourth quarter, 8:21, 100-89 Warriors: The two teams traded baskets after Stephen Curry's back-to-back 3 pointers. "I'll just have to naturally, organically let heal". Applying a smart strategy is how the Houston Rockets succeeded in the first half of Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.
Yep, that's a definite lane violation, and in the most crucial possession of the game as well. "But the good thing is it's a seven-game series and we have another game on Sunday". "That's on me to kind of know the flow of the game".