While there's plenty of things to talk about, there's one topic that completely overshadows everything else: J.R. Smith's gaffe during the final few seconds of regulation.
"I stayed up most of the night", he said. Stephen Curry got it going early and finished with 29 points and nine assists, Klay Thompson shook off a leg injury and finished with 24 points while Draymond Green racked up 13 points with 11 rebounds, nine assists and five steals.
Second quarter, 3:31, 51-38 Warriors: JaVale McGee continues to make an impact for Golden State, scoring two quick buckets after checking back into the game at the 4:51 mark in the quarter.More news: President Trump Says Summit With North Korea is Back On - Katie Pavlich
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". They must focus on unraveling the Warriors in Game 2 by working together.
Many Cavs' fans felt robbed with some of the missed reaching calls going against them, as well as the major call, the LeBron charge/block call that was reviewed and changed from a charge to a block on James, gifting Kevin Durant two free throws. We have heard some tales about Golden State's presentation to Durant over the years, including that four Warriors players went to the Hamptons in NY to pitch Durant on joining one of the best teams ever assembled.
Third quarter, 0:04, 90-79 Warriors: David West knocks down his first 3-pointer of the postseason to boost Golden State's lead back up to double digits.More news: Trump and aides: We're meeting to re-schedule Kim Jong Un summit
The Warriors have held steady as a double-digit favorite for Sunday night's game against Cleveland. The Golden State Warriors aren't the dominant team they were last season. Not to say the Cavs will beat the Warriors. Kerr said the Warriors can't just sit back and let James attack, and the Warriors need a better effort on the backboards after getting outrebounded 53-38 in Game 1.
Perhaps because of all that, it was pretty stunning when James himself wore yet another edition of his suit shorts outfit from Game 1.
"I guess Tristan thought that was offensive", Kerr said. It's just more so, 'Am I getting good, quality shots?' After that, the rest will figure itself out. "It's behind us and we're ready to go for Game 2". We can't dwell on it; we can't live on that because then we won't be able to perform in Game 2.More news: Trump criticizes Canada's lumber sector after imposing steel, aluminum tariffs
For Smith's case, fans - mostly Warriors fans - have been sarcastically thanking him for messing up in the most critical moment of the game. They came close Thursday night. "That's on me to kind of know the flow of the game".
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