"I knew it was a tie-game".
The Warriors scored on their first possession of overtime when Durant drew a foul from Hill that upset James once again and never looked back, outscoring Cleveland 17-7 in the extra session.
Asked about the dramatic ending to regulation, Warriors head coach Kerr told reporters: "Disappointed we didn't get the rebound first". It was the eighth game of at least 40 points by James in this postseason, but his efforts were undone by a controversial replay reversal by the officials and a brain-freeze moment by J.R. Smith that wasted a chance to win in regulation. James, predictably, was salty after the game in his press conference.
Of course, Game 1 was a classic, perhaps throwing salt on the theory people are bored with these two teams playing each other. However, in a post-game interview, Smith made a different version of the story, saying that he knew the game was tied when he got the rebound.
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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.
"And they called a charge, right?"
While coach Tyronn Lue said Smith thought the Cavs were up by a point, Smith insisted he knew the score. I didn't know what was going on at the time because we were all trying to find a man in case they try to get a shot up and thankfully the time ran out so we could have new life in overtime. I'm pretty sure everybody didn't think I was going to shoot it over KD right there.
Curry scored a three-pointer as the Warriors opened up a one-point lead.
James got the first-half help he needed, not only from Love (12 points and eight rebounds in the first half), but also Smith (seven points plus four rebounds) and Larry Nance Jr.