Cleveland needs much more from its supporting cast.
Hill said he couldn't sleep last night, reliving the missed free throw. It did, however, leave the game tied 107-107 and take it into overtime. So all the "meet me outside" and 'meet me at the bus, ' I ain't planning to give up no money for that.
It's been a rocky road for the Cavaliers this season, going through some big changes to their roster. After some solid performances in the Eastern Conference Finals, it seemed as though the Cavs had found their groove again.
The Cavs' forward, who had just two points and five rebounds in defeat, was called for a foul, a flagrant 2 foul that the National Basketball Association also downgraded to a flagrant 1 on Friday, while contesting the shot and then began jawing with Green afterward with 2.6 seconds remaining.
Bird's longtime Boston Celtics teammate Kevin McHale recalled a game in which an impatient and irritated Bird told him he was going to shoot a three-pointer to end a late comeback by the Phoenix Suns and then told the Suns bench the same thing. He also managed eight rebounds and eight assists.
The Cavs have made clear that they're not quitting on Smith. Can the Cavaliers put Game 1 in the rear view mirror? "If I was betting, I would say Klay is playing [Sunday] just based on who he is and his attitude today, for sure".
Game 2 of the best-of-7 series is slated Sunday, June 3.
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If the series moves past a Game 5 in Las Vegas and returns to the east coast, plans for a Game 6 situation will be announced then. The win was the Caps' first-ever Stanley Cup Final victory - and the save might be a catalyst to even bigger things.
Everyone with access to the internet has found Smith's blunder amusing. Several memes were then created with the image of James' distressed reaction to describe a number of other exasperating situations that Netizens face in daily life. "It's behind us and we're ready to go for Game 2".
When James entered the league in 2003, he noted that it took a while for public criticism, or that from media, to reach a player. Kevin Love has been hit or miss, but he needs to regain focus. Meanwhile, the Warriors are 12-25 ATS in their last 37 games against a team with a winning record, 0-4 ATS in their last four games playing on two days rest and 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games following a win. If ugly mistakes like the one Smith made are going to happen again, it's over.
While Green acknowledged that "sometimes it gets personal on the floor, and that does spill over off the floor", he downplayed the notion that bad blood between opponents is rampant off the court, saying, "What you hatin' somebody off the floor for?"
End of third quarter, 90-80 Warriors: Despite scoring 34 points in the quarter, the Cavs still find themselves down by a double-digit margin.
LeBron just about put the team on his back and nearly carried his team to a massive upset in Game 1 but it's nearly as if the basketball gods were against him. They were demolished, however, in multiple vital areas of the game. A shake-up of tactics is needed, and it's clear that these kinds of mistakes can not happen again.