The NBA Finals will continue on Sunday night, when the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors play Game Two from Oracle Arena. On Thursday, the Cavaliers missed their chance late in regulation and fell in overtime by a 124-114 final score. George Hila made a free throw with 4.7 seconds remaining to tie the score and then missed the second. J.R. Smith grabbed the offensive rebound, dribbled away from the basket and the Cavaliers never got off a shot.
LeBron James poured in a game high 51 points on 19-for-32 from the field to go along with eight rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Love added 21 points and 13 rebounds in a losing effort for the Cavaliers.
The defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors were predicted by many to cruise through this series and have to be relieved after almost being upset in the opener. With Thursday night’s victory, the Warriors moved to 9-1 on their home floor so far this postseason. Golden State turned the ball over just eight times and assisted on 31 of their 46 made field goals. The Warriors connected on 13-for-36 from long range and shot 51 percent overall.
Steph Curry tallied a team high 29 points and dished out nine assists. Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson combined to shoot 16-for-38 from the field and contribute 50 points for the Warriors.