June 25, 2018

JR Smith’s blunder at the end of Game 1 amuses NBA Twitter (Kwese.Espn)

JR Smith’s blunder at the end of Game 1 amuses NBA Twitter (Kwese.Espn)

With 4.5 seconds remaining at the end of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals and the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors tied at 107, JR Smith grabbed an offensive rebound off of George Hill’s missed free throw and had a chance to win the game. Instead of going back up with the ball or kicking it out to a teammate to shoot, Smith dribbled the ball out as the shot clock expired. Once in overtime, the Warriors dispatched of the Cavs rather easily, taking a 1-0 series lead with a 124-114 victory Thursday. After the game, Smith told ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that he indeed knew the score of the game, and that he dribbled the ball out because he thought the team was calling a timeout. Read more

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