The first one deserved a sequel, which Cleveland won in the biggest comeback in NBA Finals history to even things up with Golden State.
The Cavaliers would settle for a desperate shot that missed, and head to overtime, where they would fall to the Warriors.
But the rubber match was a mismatch, and the Warriors are expected to win just as easily this time. But the Warriors outscored the Cavaliers 28-22 in the quarter. He appears to say to James, "I thought we were ahead". It would also call to mind one of the oldest adages in sports, and business, and one that no athlete appreciates more than LeBron James: you've got to be in it to win it. It's not our fault. "I thought he was looking for LeBron because I was right there", said Durant, who actually was under the basket in a flat-footed position, trying to recover. "It's no disrespect to any other team". I don't blame them.
The Cavs were heavy underdogs heading into the fourth straight meeting between these two teams in the NBA Finals.More news: Prosecutor dropping computer tampering case against Greitens
However, in comparison to James' display Thursday, Durant was disappointing as Stephen A. unloaded on the former Oklahoma City Thunder star for not replicating his performances from last year's NBA Finals and needing luck to win against a heavy underdog team.
The 2018 NBA Finals are officially underway, with the Golden State Warriors facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in a historic fourth consecutive showdown for the championship. Cleveland held a 19-4 advantage on the offensive glass, getting seven offensive rebounds in the first half to the Warriors' none.
"A lot of people are going through a lot of different things".
Lue said James was clearly outside the line so the play never should have been reviewed, much less reversed.More news: Andrew Lincoln to Exit AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ in Season 9
"I knew we were tied", Smith said. Now that fans have seen the Cavs hang with the Warriors for 48 minutes, they might be less skeptical of the idea this series could remain close throughout. Then it would be a long way to go from there to catch Boston (17) or the Lakers (16).
Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will not be suspended for leaving the bench during an overtime skirmish in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, ESPN reported Friday, citing a league source. He has 1,247 points and needs 71 to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,317) and move behind only Jerry West (1,679).
While matching up on the court, James and Durant could flip-flop on the career postseason scoring list. But this is LeBron James, that's who he is.
A career 80 percent free throw shooter, Hill made the first and clanked the second off the front of the rim, with the miss falling right into the hands of J.R. Smith.More news: Zinedine Zidane Resigns As Real Madrid Coach After Unprecedented Success