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Referees clarify controversial Finals Game 1 calls

01 June, 2018, 16:04 | Author: Tommie Newton
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The Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, 124-114, in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Green sparked an incident in the dying seconds of overtime with the game decided, taunting Cleveland's Tristan Thompson after a flagrant foul and getting the ball thrust in his face for his trouble.

Hill had tied the game up at 107-107 with his first free-throw but he then missed his second attempt which was rebounded by Smith.

George Hill made the first of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left after being fouled by Klay Thompson, but when JR Smith secured the rebound of the second, he dribbled back towards half-court instead of shooting, apparently thinking the Cavaliers had a lead. They tied the score at 70-70 on a jumper by James and then surged ahead on a 3-pointer by James, but the Warriors had their own response to take an 84-78 lead into the fourth quarter.

"I don't know", James said, and left it at that. I knew I was outside the charge line, and I knew I took the hit.

While James was moving when Durant left the ground, he still believed he was in a legal position and should have gotten the call even after it went to replay. After limping to the locker room in visible pain, Thompson was able to return soon after and finish with 24 points, third behind Steph Curry (29 points) and Kevin Durant (26).

They had undergone two huge roster changes from a year ago with their biggest change being when Irving told Cleveland he wanted to leave. "I get a lot of the light and the headlines, but I'm one, as long as I'm here playing for this franchise, when you see the Cavaliers, I want you to think of prestige and a great organization".

"I thought I read that play just as well as I read any play in my career, defensively", he said. "He thought we were up one".

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"Because it's right now, I would say yeah because I always live in the present", he said.

Golden State went on to kill Cleveland 17-7 in overtime, further amplifying Smith's blunder. The first 47:55 of regulation were brilliantly played, with each team executing in high-level situations. So, yeah, nothing. I really don't know what you want from me.

James played about as well as he could and nearly willed the Cavs to victory in one of the best NBA Finals performance of all-time, but his effort was undone by a stupid mistake by a veteran player who should know better.

"I guess the rule is you can review - you can review the call if it's inside or outside the restricted, is the rule that I know", Lue said.

"It was epic, and he did enough to carry this team to a victory", said Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue.

"To do what he did tonight and come out robbed, it's just not right".

"We got lucky", Kerr said.

Curry and James were talking during a break to review the incident.

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