There was also no punishment for Cavs forward Kevin Love, who stepped onto the court just before the Thompson incident with Green to protest the call against his teammate. In an oral history that included Durant, Steve Kerr, Kirk Lacob, Bob Myers, Draymond Green, Stephen Curry, Andre Iguodala, and Klay Thompson, we learned more about the process teams went throught in order to pitch the former Oklahoma City Thunder star.
The Warriors didn't play bad in Game 1.
All the chatter is that underdog Cleveland could be completely deflated from the way it flopped in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. It is a pass that few would even dare try and maybe a handful of players in National Basketball Association history who could have pulled it off.
Smith spent Friday in his hotel room for the most part, watching the Memorial ("Tiger played really well", Smith said), talking with Kyle Korver and visiting with his kids over FaceTime. This was a huge gaffe, in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals with the game on the line.
James can't be surprised, given that he and Smith have known each other for years and were on the Cavs' team that won the championship two years ago. The stuff that comes out of it, you lose a game and everyone talks about it on TV the next day.
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson was fined $25,000 by the National Basketball Association on Friday night, but not suspended, after sparking an altercation at the end of his team's Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors a night earlier. But they didn't just outscore Cleveland - they out-assisted and out-blocked them too.
"And then after a period of time, those five just went outside on their own and I think that's probably when the deal was sealed. But if you want to see me somewhere else, that's fine-anytime". "Let's get to the real reason why we're here". LeBron James posted 15 points through the first two quarters, but the Cavs collectively shot 34.8 percent from the field in the first half.
"My eye drops and my antibiotic to help me with the recovery as fast as possible".
Prior to tipoff, Smith received a rousing ovation when his name was announced.
Thompson was previously listed as questionable due to a bruise in his left leg.
Many teams simply allow the shot clock to expire in such situations but the Warriors have typically taken shots.
"He's going to start". He hits his second 3-pointer and boosts his point total to eight.
He finished by shooting 11-of-26 from the floor, 9-of-17 from 3-point range, with 7 rebounds and 8 assists. His first points - the first for Cleveland - came on a goaltend by McGee.