Late call leaves Lue frustrated as Cavs come up short

Late call leaves Lue frustrated as Cavs come up short

Late call leaves Lue frustrated as Cavs come up short

The game came down to the wire with an absolutely wild ending, from the referees changing a call from a charge on Kevin Durant to a blocking foul on LeBron to the aforementioned JR Smith blunder.

"It has never been done, ever, in the history of the game".

But the Warriors clawed their way back in the second quarter before Curry tied the game at 56 apiece with a buzzer-beater three pointer to end the half and send the yellow-shirted crowd into a frenzy.

But knowing the score of the game is literally the least one can do during a game.

When further pressed on Smith's state of mind, James shook his head and said, "I don't know his state of mind" before dropping the microphone and walking out of the press conference.

Rather than gain possession with a two-point lead and time on their side, the Cavs had to watch on as Durant hit both free throws to draw the home team level.

"If I thought we were ahead, I would've held on the ball and let them foul me".

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What we don't know: Precisely what Smith was thinking when he grabbed a rebound with 4.5 seconds remaining in a 107-107 game and dribbled away from the basket, as if he thought the Cavaliers had the lead and needed to run out the clock. Although it started out with the Warriors looking like they would go on one of their typical third-quarter takeovers, the Cavaliers were able to withstand the pressure thanks to the efforts of LeBron James.

"And they called a charge, right?" "I tried to get enough space because, obviously (Kevin Durant) was standing right there". However, in a post-game interview, Smith made a different version of the story, saying that he knew the game was tied when he got the rebound.

"I knew we were tied", Smith said, "but I thought we were going to call timeout because we got the rebound".

James was sensational throughout the tightly contested affair which the Warriors won 124-114 when their potent offence moved up a gear in overtime. The other perspective is that Cleveland came closer to winning in Oakland than anyone imagined, and that may signal a competitive series.

Nevertheless, Curry said he's happy to have Green when a game gets chippy. "Nothing really. It is what it is".

"It's going to happen. There's going to be chatter", Curry said. "At the end of the day it's a bunch of nothing".

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