NBA Finals Game One —- OVERTIME]
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Cleveland was tied at Golden State, George Hill was at the free throw line with one shot and 4.7 seconds remaining in the game. The free throw was missed, J.R. Smith rebounds the ball and instead of laying it back in for a two point win, he dribbles out to the top of mid-court thinking they have the lead......
Why was the he ENTIRE Cavs team not calling timeouts?
Why was this not relayed from bench before 2nd FT (in case of a miss)?
Why did Lue not headbutt the ref to get his attention?
Why did LeBron allow JR to play duck duck goose before signaling for timeout?
JR Smith: I was tryna find Kyrie
LeBron: KYRIE IN BOSTON
—-O V E R T I M E—-
Golden State outscored Cleveland by 10 points in OT.
LeBron James is the first player in NBA history to lose a Finals game in a 50-point effort.
James is now 1-8 in his career in Game 1 of the NBA Finals (lone win: 2011 vs Mavericks, a series that LeBron and the Heat lost.
JR played 19 of 24 2nd half minutes and was a minus-7.
In the five minutes he sat, the Cavs were a plus-7.
Thirty minutes after the game ended and the Cavs locker room still wasnt open.
ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols: “The Cavaliers’ collective anger at the officiating postgame was at a level I haven’t seen in a long time.”
LeBron James is the only player in NBA history to score or assist on 70 Pts in a Finals game and lose. He's done it on 2 occasions - both against the Warriors (also 2015).
Jerry West (twice) and Walt Frazier are the only other players to score or assist on 70 Pts in the Finals.
LeBron James is shooting 6-26 (19%) when guarded by Stephen Curry in his Finals career, including 2-5 with a turnover in OT on Thursday.
The Warriors are 12.5-point favorites for Game 2
The Warriors in OT...
- Assisted on all 5 of their made FG, shooting 5-5 directly off passes (3-3 on 3-pt FG).
- Shot 4-4 on uncontested shots while contesting all 9 of Cleveland's shots (2-9 FG).
- Held LeBron James to 0-4 FG, all defended by either Curry or Durant.
Kevin Durant is 10 of 26 in the 4th quarter since the start of the Western Conference Finals.
NBA Finals Game Two
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.....,and it wasn’t even that close!
Cleveland outscored GS 34-31 in the 3rdQ
Steph Curry set a Finals record for three-pointers made in a game (9) and now also has the highest lifetime total for threes made in the Finals (90).
Ray Allen had the single-game record (8, 2010), and LeBron James had the highest career total (85 after tonight).
A couple of years ago Steph Curry endured endless 3-1 slander and never once used his injured knee as an excuse. LeBron James goes down 0-2 in a series and and on Cavs radio talks about how the odds have been stacked against him since pre-school = LeBitch
LeBron James is averaging 34.6 points per game this postseason on a 62.1 TS%. Only one is averaging above 10 points per game.
And Your NBA Finals MVP Is......
NBA FINALS GAME THREE
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NO NBA team has come back from being down 0-3 in the Finals.
Steph Curry is one game away from having as many Championship rings as LeBron James.
Kevin Durant was 3-3 on 3-pointers taken from 30+ feet away! KD had 43 points on 23 shots with 13 boards and 7 assist.
Cavs got a 30-point triple double from LeBron......it looked like a rough night for him.
NBA FINALS Gamr Four......it’s a SWEEP
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Lebron with 12 total shot attempts and 5 turnovers in Game 4
Pretty devastating scene in the Cavs locker room. LeBron, ice on his knees, feet in an ice bucket, right hand wrapped in ice and a towel over his head is slumped back in his chair. Everyone else quiet with 1000 yard stares.
During the four games of the NBA Finals, there were 54 plays that ended with Stephen Curry on LeBron James. Curry held LeBron to 12 points, and the Cavaliers shot 36% as a team on those plays.
LeBron James suffered a significant right hand injury after Game 1 when he punched a black board in the locker room, sources report. He had 2 MRIs & has been wearing a soft cast. LeBron not using injury as an excuse but kept quiet to prevent Warriors from knowing.
A product of the hand issue? LeBron James recorded an average shot distance of 12.6 feet in Game 1. In Games 2-4, that average dropped to 8.4 feet.
Warriors forward David West says there was a lot going on behind the scenes that people will be shocked about when it comes out??????
Klay Thompson: “Passed up my Dad (for titles), so I’m pretty happy about that.”
Barkley, Webber, Grant Hill very critical of LeBron on NBA TV postgame. "He packed it in," Barkley said. Barkley said he intends to "slap the hell" out of any media person who ever again says LeBron is as good as Jordan.
Since Cleveland won Game 7 in 2016:
WARRIORS vs. Cleveland
11-2 straight up
9-4 against the spread
Outscoring CLE by 11.1 ppg
Championship win in 5 games
LeBron James is now 3-6 in the NBA Finals — and has been swept twice......this his legacy!!
While the Rockets are the only team that is close to beat these Warriors. They beat them 5 times this year, all with CP3. They would’ve won Game 7 if he had played. That is both encouraging and oh so frustrating.
Warriors in the playoffs since Durant joined the team: 32-6. 2 titles.
4-3 vs Rockets .
28-3 vs all other teams.
By far the GREATEST game the NBA has seen this season. Rockets trailed by 20, but James Harden decided to James Harden with a 44 point Triple Double performance......winning the Game on a final second 3pt shot:
James Harden is the only player in NBA history to make five or more 3-pointers in eight consecutive games!!!!!!!!
It was almost for not as Kevin Durant was allowed to save a loose ball from going out of bounds while STANDING OUT OF BOUNDS......look for the NBA to make an announcement later today:
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