Smith missed wide-open teammate LeBron James during his late-game blunder

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

And then I looked at Bron, and he looked like he was trying to call a timeout.

LeBron James had no interest in rehashing J.R. Smith's brain lock after Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

The game almost over, James jawed with both Curry and Klay Thompson, then Tristan Thompson and Draymond Green tangled moments later and made contact.

"He thought it was over". I thought we were all aware of what was going on.

Smith himself, meanwhile, insisted he knew what he was doing all along. He has forgiven Smith, and will never give up on his teammate.

"I don't think a message needs to be said", James said. We got the offensive rebound. "Clearly that wasn't the case". Even after talking to players and coaches from both sides, there was no real consensus on what the heck happened Thursday night after someone dropped the crunch-time minutes of Game 1 in a blender and hit "puree".

"I don't know", James said, and left it at that. "And when I knew that, I was like, OK, that's going to be our ball". With just minutes to go before the Warriors took on the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1, tickets were still available for purchase.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals is Sunday at Oracle Arena.

The NBA announced in February that the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors will play a preseason game in Seattle on October 6, with the Warriors acting as the home team.

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.

After play resumed, James hit an inside shot and Curry answered with a 3-point play but Cleveland's George Hill made a free throw to pull the Cavs level at 107-107 with 4.7 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

During the replay, officials can also look to determine if the defensive player was in a legal guarding position, and they decided James wasn't.

"I read that play as well as I've read any play in my career, maybe in my life", he added. Although it started out with the Warriors looking like they would go on one of their typical third-quarter takeovers, the Cavaliers were able to withstand the pressure thanks to the efforts of LeBron James.

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