Kevin Durant's performance in the Western Conference Finals was record

Kevin Durant's performance in the Western Conference Finals was record-breaking

Kevin Durant's performance in the Western Conference Finals was record-breaking

Besides that, George Hill missed what could have been a game winning free throw and JR Smith inexplicably failed to call a timeout after getting what could've been a game saving rebound. After his team was tied with Cleveland in Game 1 at halftime, McGee's defensive work on LeBron James helped his team spurt away to a third quarter lead.

While the Cavaliers missed their first five shots of overtime, the Warriors ran off nine consecutive points.

"It's never been done, ever, in the history of the game", Lue said of the reversal. "I don't know what was going through J.R.'s head but he made a great rebound". "And when I knew that, I was like, OK, that's going to be our ball".

The Cavaliers nearly had a flawless start to the 2018 NBA Finals after many had written off their chances of beating the reigning champions. "We shuffled in different lineups, we shuffled in different players, we made a trade at the deadline, and I can't sit here right now and say that the Finals was a part of my thinking". While James was clearly outside the restricted area, officials also had the chance to review whether James was in legal guarding position and changed the call to a block.

James Leads Cleveland Past Celtics And Into Finals
With hustle and three-point shooting, the Rockets raced out to the lead and kept adding to it as the home crowd roared. "We've got three of the best shot makers in the league, and they all got hot at different points of the second half".

"We played as well as we've played all post-season, and we gave ourselves a chance possession after possession after possession".

But the only other Cavaliers who scored in double digits were Kevin Love (21 points) and JR Smith (10 points). Predictably, the 90.3 percent foul shooter connected on the free throw to give Golden State a one-point lead, which led to a big Warriors win in overtime. However, the Cavaliers' coach, Tyronn Lue, told reporters that Smith had told him he thought the team was up by 1 point and was trying to run out the clock.

Kevin Durant and the Warriors took control in overtime, which ended with Draymond Green and Cleveland's Tristan Thompson being ejected. James has eight games with 40 or more points in these playoffs, matching Jerry West for the most such games in a single postseason. They've been to the Finals four years in a row, just like we have, for a reason.

Curry had 29 points and nine assists, Durant totaled 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Klay Thompson scored 24 points. But, his National Basketball Association finals-best 51 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists weren't enough to beat the Warriors.

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