JR Smith receives 'MVP' chants at Oracle Arena following Game 1 gaffe

Mae Harvey
June 4, 2018

Unfortunately, with the game tied in the waning seconds, JR Smith grabbed an offensive rebound and ran out the clock which just drained the energy of the Cavaliers who must've felt robbed after they already had a controversial charging call overturned just seconds earlier.

Fans in Oakland showed their appreciation for the hero of Game 1 (from their perspective) by chanting "M.V.P" when he went to the line for the first time in Game 2.

Game 2 of the NBA Finals is set to tip off at 8 p.m. E.T. It'll be televised on ABC. "I mean, the fact that they're saying K.D. had a bad game is kind of amusing, just with what you expect from him every single night", said teammate Stephen Curry. "I can't say I was sure of anything at that point".

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors will be feeling pretty confident after escaping with a win despite not playing anywhere near their best. "I'm not going to always be in this state". "I go to bed, and it swells up". Coming off a historic 51-point performance in Game 1, James played all but four minutes of the game but couldn't carry his team to victory. To be in that situation is tough and it's not a situation that everybody can handle. "Curry sweetly made a joke about something like "c'mon man let me have that one" and Bron said 'get out of my face'".

"He probably took that loss as hard as anybody on the team", James said.

Klay Thompson is available to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.

"Because I'm looking at this whole basketball thing from a kid's perspective. But I'm glad I was able to contribute and do other stuff as well when my shot wasn't falling and help us get the W", Durant said.

"The game's over. There's nothing we can do about it", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. So he's definitely going to start again. He buzzed along the perimeter with his usual flow, appeared his typically sturdy self on the defensive end and drained a pull-up 3-pointer on a one-on-three break in the third quarter.

Santana and his wife Cindy will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 2 of the Cleveland-Golden State series at Oracle Arena.

Cleveland is 10-1 this season, including playoffs, when Smith scores more than 15 points.

Yep, that's a definite lane violation, and in the most crucial possession of the game as well. It's a mystery why Smith did what he did, but his teammates were not happy.

Here is the replay where you can see just how ideal the pass was.

Last year's NBA Finals MVP made his initial five field goals Sunday, driving right at James on offense and doing all he could to fluster him on defense.

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