Here’s The Ultimate Sign The Country Has Warriors-Cavs Fatigue

Arnold Nichols
June 1, 2018

Finally, the inexplicable climax of J.R. Smith dribbling out the clock for overtime after rebounding Hill's miss instead of going up for the winning layup.

There were several calls down the stretch that angered James, with the biggest coming after James drove past Stephen Curry for a three-point play that put Cleveland up 104-102 with 50 seconds left.

Just prior to OT, James jawed with both Curry and Klay Thompson, then Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green tangled moments later and made contact.

In the final seconds, with the scores level a 107-107, Cavaliers' George Hill missed the second of his two free throws.

"He thought it was over". With multiple defenders. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue discussed his team's strategy with USA Today. "Outside the USA, this is the number one country that's following the National Basketball Association, with 6.7 million on their Facebook page", said Bowen. "I mean, it's like the unspoken rule in the NBA: If you're up by 10 or 11 with about 20 seconds left, you don't shoot that shot".

The opener of this Cleveland-Golden State series should have been memorable for other reasons - LeBron James scoring a playoff career-high 51 points, the Warriors having three players score at least 24 and Draymond Green almost getting a triple-double.

"I watched these dudes in Game 3 and Game6 and they're down 15 and I go to the bathroom, I come out. go get a pretzel and they're up 13".

"I read that play as well as I've read any play in my career, maybe in my life", James said.

We're just minutes away from the start of the 2018 NBA Finals. "Clearly that wasn't the case". "We practice in training camp, contest every shot, so I don't know why I got thrown out". He was injured during a head-to-head collision with Boston Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

"I knew once it was 30 seconds to go that they could review that situation", Durant said.

The best-of-seven series against the Cleveland Cavaliers begins Thursday night (8 ET, ABC). Before blowing a 3-1 series lead two seasons ago, the Warriors pummeled the Cavs by a combined 48 points in Game 1 and Game 2.

James had his highest-scoring playoff game ever, tied Jerry West for the most 40-point games in a single postseason with eight and nearly single-handedly led the Cavs to the win.

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