Cavaliers still think they have the blueprint for beating the Warriors

Chris Boucher

- LeBron James to sit out a year? His coach called it robbery. Cleveland held a 19-4 advantage on the offensive glass, getting seven offensive rebounds in the first half to the Warriors' none.

LeBron James defied belief with another brilliant playoff performance and was in utter disbelief at the officials and a play by teammate J.R. Smith down the stretch that sent the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 124-114 overtime loss to Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. "He thought it was over", Lue said. I always live in the present. I still think the Warriors get the win at home, but I'm taking the Cavaliers with the double-digit start. Rather than being awarded the ball with a chance to extend to a two-possession lead, however, the call was overturned and deemed a block on James after a replay review.

Warriors: Curry's early three-point play gave him the free throw he needed for 379 to pass Rick Barry (378) for first place on the Warriors' career list.

James said he didn't seek an explanation from Smith after the game, but he made his feelings clear when pressed for his take on the situation. But instead of trying for a winning layup, he moved away from Durant at the hoop and the game went into overtime.

The play that will continue to be talked about is J.R. Smith's rebound on the second free throw.

The call had initially been a charge on 2017 finals MVP Durant and James protested the change - while KD said afterward he thought it was the right decision because "I knew he was late on the drive and I knew I had my man beat and he came over a little late". "The team understands we had a chance to win that game but we didn't, so we have to move on". The Cavaliers eventually lost Game 1 in overtime. "He thought we were up one", Lue said. "We understand how hard and how challenging this task is", James said. Mind you, those were merely asking prices before the series began-and not necessarily what people will ultimately pay for them.

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And the Warriors, seeking their third crown in four seasons, know James will be even more determined in game two.

"No, I knew we were tied", he told reporters. "It's tough to stop him". He explained that he "was already on the court trying to get the refs' attention before the scuffle", per ESPN's Chris Haynes.

We've got to be patient and not get discouraged when he makes shots and just keep playing hard. Tweet others at us as you see them and we'll add them, too.

When asked about that moment, James said, "This game is over and done with".

Durant struggled to find his stroke but wound up with 26 points on 8-for-22 shooting and nine rebounds.

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