But after the game, during an interview with the media, J.R. explained his thought process at the end of regulation, and said that he actually knew the game was tied, but still made a decision to dribble most of the clock out.
Official Ken Mauer, the game's crew chief, initially whistled Durant for a charge, with possession returning to Cleveland with 36.4 seconds remaining and a two-point lead.
The Cavaliers still had an opportunity to win the game in the dying seconds of regulation time, but George Hill scored only one of his two free-throws - leaving the game tied 107-107 instead.
After the game, Draymond Green served what felt like harsh words for Green, who was seemingly unaware of the situation at the time. "He thought it was over", Lue said post game.
"We were told they were reviewing if I had my feet outside the line", James said.
Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, the questionable call would end up ultimately deciding the game.
This sent the game into overtime where the Warriors picked up massive steam and went on to win 122-114. Coach Steve Kerr admitted they "got lucky" on Smith's goof-up and "got a break" from the refs. "I seen the drive, I was outside the charge line, stepped in and took the contact". No, I don't know his state of mind. While James was clearly outside the restricted area, officials also had the chance to review whether James was in legal guarding position and changed the call to a block. I was trying to get enough space because Kevin [Durant] was standing right there. "When you have a collision of three bodies in the restricted area, sometimes if you caught that play late, sometimes there is doubt".
"I don't know", James said, and left it at that. The Cavs fell despite James, who poured in 51 points on 19 of 32 shooting and delivered eight rebounds and eight assists. It was James' eighth 40-point game during this year's playoffs, tying him with Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer Jerry West (1965) for most in a single postseason. "It was a huge play, a huge play". And then tonight in The Finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our (butt) off, man, it ain't right.
Of course, Game 1 was a classic, perhaps throwing salt on the theory people are bored with these two teams playing each other.
The company said total revenue for the first quarter was $2.9 billion, down from $4.2 billion in the same quarter a year ago. While most of that decline was due to previous store closings, sales fell 12% at the stores that remained open.
Alize Cornet advanced in her homeland, while fellow seeds Barbora Strycova and Anett Kontaveit came through their opening matches. Nadal beat 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 in the final for his record-extending 10th championship at Roland Garros.
The United States accuses Maduro's government of stifling democracy, repressing the opposition and massive corruption. And a number of politicians and diplomats have traveled to Caracas in recent months to try to negotiate his release.
We look at the contenders to become the next Real Madrid manager following Zinedine Zidane's surprise decision to leave. I thank you all for your support and there are hard times when there are whistles but that is part of this club.
Kardashian made Johnson's case a personal a cause long before her husband, Kanye West , tweeted out his support for the president. The White House did not comment on whether or not Trump would consider pardoning Alice Marie Johnson .
In addition, make sure to use a strong, unique password - in other words, ditch the default password that came with the router. Sofacy, which also goes by Fancy Bear or APT28, has alleged ties to the Russian government.
Speaking after the meeting, Kardashian said: 'I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon. President Donald Trump is reportedly meeting with a Kim today, but it's not North Korean leader Kim Jong Un .
Lava continued to creep across a road in Leilani Estates on Monday at a rate of 13 feet per hour, USGS Volcanoes said. Additional ground cracking and outbreaks of lava in the area of the active fissures are possible.
The lava flow has destroyed more than 80 structures, up from 50 earlier in the week and authorities expect that number to rise. Traditional Hawaiian beliefs say it depends on Pele, the volcano goddess who is said to reside in Kilauea.
The lieutenant governor traveled to the state capitol and met with staff in his office for a few hours, and left around 8 p.m. Republican leaders in the Missouri House said Greitens had "put the best interest" of the state first in deciding to resign.
Neymar reacts to Real Madrid's link
The squad will stay in the United Kingdom until June 8, before flying to Vienna for a friendly match against Austria. The striker has not played since late February but was named in Brazil's 23-man preliminary World Cup squad.