Cavaliers still think they have the blueprint for beating Warriors

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talks to Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry during a timeout during their game against the Houston Rockets in the first quarter of Game 7 of the NBA Western Conference finals at the Toyota Center in Houst

The night was a historic one for James, who is the only player other than Michael Jordan to score more than 50 points in a Finals game since 1970. As a team, the Warriors shot 51 percent from the field but they really had to endure a poor performance from Kevin Durant who shot just one of seven from the three-point line to finish with 26 points, but his night could've been totally different as he was the one who shockingly allowed JR Smith to grab that offensive rebounds at the free throw line. It caused mass confusion everywhere on the floor, and provided a highlight National Basketball Association fans will chuckle at for years to come.

Thompson had taken exception to Warriors guard Shaun Livingston putting up a shot with five seconds left in overtime and the game in hand. "I hope the media got a wake-up call". He believed they were going to call a timeout after he pulled down the rebound. Lue said he talked to Smith about what happened, but wouldn't give an explanation. He worked out Friday and is "feeling a little bit better" but "I would just probably call him doubtful for Game 2", Kerr said.

"I don't know what J.R. was thinking", James said, refusing to speculate on Smith's thought process. As a player, a competitive guy, I was put in a situation to help my team win a game and I didn't come through.

While Smith denied losing track of the score against the Warriors, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue wasn't buying it.

Asked if it was his most frustrating loss, James replied, "Because it's right now I would say yeah".

"I don't think none of us are demoralized", Hill said.

The decision is a relief for Thompson and the Cavaliers, as there were fears the big man could be suspended for pushing a ball against Warriors' forward Draymond Green late in the Warriors' 124-114 win, causing a brief kerfuffle between the two teams. "I'm not too concerned if Thompson is available or not, to be honest".

Initially, the cameras caught James reacting in a state of disbelief and disgust towards Smith for dribbling the ball away from the basket rather than taking on the shot.

"We've got to move on". This game is over and done with. But this is LeBron James, that's who he is. "That's not my MO".

"I thought I read that play just as well as I read any play in my career, defensively", James said.

The Warriors scored on their first possession of overtime when Durant drew a foul from Hill that upset James once again and never looked back, outscoring Cleveland 17-7 in the extra session.

JR Smith swooped in for the offensive rebound, making him a momentary hero, as it should have given Cleveland a glorious chance to win the game. "That's my view", he said.

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