Tristan Thompson fined $25K for Game 1 skirmish

Tristan Thompson fined $25K for Game 1 skirmish

James now has a slight edge, with his 28.83 points per game placing him fourth and slightly ahead of Durant, who has averaged 28.75.

A costly blunder by J.R. Smith and a disputed foul call involving James himself sure helped. Thompson was ejected from the game, but before he could leave the court, Green injected himself into the situation jawing at Thompson.

In addition, the flagrant level 2 foul issued to Thompson in challenging a shot by Golden State's Shaun Livingston was downgraded to a Flagrant 1 after the league review.

"He thought it was over".

"I don't think we would get on our feelings if somebody came down and finished out a possession and got a shot up", Curry said.

"This is LeBron James", Lue said. He appears to say to James, "I thought we were ahead".

The four-time MVP victor said to Ben Golliver of Sports Illustrated after the game: "We've got to move on. Clearly that wasn't the case".

"I didn't hear him", Thompson said, "but I heard him, and the rest is history". "No, I don't know his state of mind".

Asked if the loss was one of the most disappointing of his career in Finals games, James said it probably was.

In fact, Thursday's overnights were the lowest of any of the four Cavs-Warriors Game 1s.

The game went into overtime, where the deflated Cavaliers were steamrolled by the Warriors and they lost 124-114.

"We've got to move on". "This game is over and done with". Hill hit the first shot to tie the game but missed the second.

James called it a "huge play" and said "I knew I was outside the charge line".

"The blocked charge thing, past year in the regular season same play happened to me", Durant said.

Cavaliers head coach agreed with Green's summation of the final seconds of regulation. And then tonight in the Finals on the biggest stage, when our team played well, played our ass off - man, it ain't right.

Curry, meanwhile, contributed 29 points and six rebounds. George Hill and J.R. Smith combined for 17 points, with Jordan Clarkson and Kyle Korver adding only seven more off the bench. Thompson lay grimacing in pain then went to the locker room with what was called a bruised left leg that needed re-taping. Kevin Durant scored 26 points in the victory.

Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. notched double-digit rebounds for the Cavaliers. Kerr doesn't want dunks and showboating, but he's not a fan of the NBA's unwritten rules.

And Cleveland hopes its frustration becomes fuel for Game 2.

Everybody expects another wild one with so much talent on both sides. Smith later denied that he was unaware the game was tied. What are 2018 NBA Finals ticket prices looking like?

"Whatever. Just play it to the end", Warriors guard Stephen Curry said. With his 293rd career 3 in the playoffs, made in the second quarter, Thompson passed Kobe Bryant (292) for sixth place on the NBA's list for postseason 3s. However, Warriors' coach Steve Kerr pushed back on Thompson's notions Friday afternoon. Home run king Barry Bonds was in attendance.

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