You sort of take for granted that players playing crunch time of the NBA Finals are fully aware of the game situation on any given play.
In a tight contest, which saw the game tied at the halfway mark, a mistake by JR Smith in the dying seconds of regulation play proved to be the turning point Golden State finally needed to lift themselves above their opponents.
Smith got the rebound and dribbled the ball out to the perimeter, seemingly thinking the Cavs had the lead and waiting for a foul, before passing the ball to Hill, who couldn't quite get off a last-second shot.
This sent the game into overtime where the Warriors picked up massive steam and went on to win 122-114. After his team was tied with Cleveland in Game 1 at halftime, McGee's defensive work on LeBron James helped his team spurt away to a third quarter lead.
On his way out, he tells the reporter "be better tomorrow".
James answered his doubters in style and scored 51 points for the Cavs along with 8 assists and 8 rebounds. "I was trying to get enough to bring it out to get a shot off", Smith said.
"For our team to come out and play their hearts out and compete the way we did, man, it's bad", said Lue. But this is LeBron James, that's who he is.
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I think the league will take care of it. "Really happy for them - and really proud of this team we have in Vegas". The Golden Knights said the clues will be revealed on the team's Twitter account starting in the afternoon.
Lebron James was in no mood to be asked about teammate JR Smith's error in the first game of the National Basketball Association finals.
James said he didn't know what Smith was thinking and walked out of the postgame news conference after growing exhausted of repeated questioning about whether Smith knew the score.
"How would I know that?"
"It has never been done, ever, in the history of the game, and then tonight in the Finals, on the biggest stage, when our team played well, it's just, it isn't right, it isn't right".
While the Cavaliers missed their first five shots of overtime, the Warriors ran off nine consecutive points. "He thought we were up 1". Instead, Steve Kerr and company will likely adjust the game plan to prevent the Cavs from being this close from here on out.
Smith butchered a golden chance to give Cleveland an unexpected 1-0 lead over the Golden State Warriors in the best-of-seven series all because he - inexplicably - didn't know the score.
Curry had 29 points and nine assists, Durant totaled 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Klay Thompson scored 24 points.