Golden State Warriors v Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA finals Game 2

Despite a career playoff-high 51 points from LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers couldn't steal Game 1 Thursday against Golden State, losing 124-114 in overtime.

In a league announcement, NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Kiki VanDeWeghe explained the fine was because Thompson failed "to leave the court in a timely manner following his ejection and for shoving the basketball in the face" of Warriors forward Draymond Green.

"As the ball is in the air, he kind of turns toward the Phoenix bench and yells 'told you so, ' and starts running to the locker room".

"You don't like to see the chippiness". "I think maybe you guys have us more demoralized than we have ourselves, so we're focusing on ourselves".

It didn't take long for LeBron James to make headlines after arriving to Game 1 of the NBA Finals in fashion, wearing nice fitted shorts with a suit jacket.

Fourth quarter, 10:12, 96-83 Warriors: LeBron James scores the first points of the quarter with a deep 3-pointer, but Stephen Curry answers with treys of his own on Golden State's next two possessions. They were demolished, however, in multiple vital areas of the game. Curry squatted low to admire his shot as it went in at one point and galloped back in joy after he hit two deep 3s late in the first half.

After dribbling out the remaining seconds of regulation with the score tied at 107-107 in Game 1, JR Smith was asked on Saturday whether he was fully aware of the situation.

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Golden State coach Steve Kerr has made a lineup change for the Warriors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, going with 7-foot big man JaVale McGee in the starting lineup in place of Kevon Looney. I would never give up on J.R. We played well enough to win but we didn't, so now we've got to move on. Hill should have shot another free throw.

Hill took exception to a reporter suggesting the Cavs were "demoralized" after Game 1 slipped away.

Golden State romped to a 110-77 victory in 2016 and won 132-113 previous year. We blew our chance, blew our opportunity.

End of game, 122-103 Warriors: It was a wire-to-wire victory for the defending champions.

"I don't remember", he said. He had spent parts of the postseason struggling with his 3-point shooting against San Antonio (25 percent), New Orleans (32.1) and Games 4 and 6 of the Western Conference Finals against Houston (20 percent).

"I didn't think we were very good against him last night", Kerr said. "But I can meet him in the streets any day". That's always the challenge when you play a great player.

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