Game 7: Warriors Rally Past Rockets, Return To Finals
This is just unfair. Hope LeBron plays for Pop next year with Kawhi. Multiple games vs Warriors and Tickets would be fun.
Nance makes a free throw. On the other end, Andre Iguodala makes an emphatic dunk. The Warriors are not putting the breaks on. Steph Curry gets fouled in the act of shooting a three. He makes all three on the line. LeBron comes back into the game, maybe for the last time as a Cavalier. Rodney Hood starts the 4th with a layup. Curry hits a three pointer in the next Warriors possession, though. Shaun Livingston adds to the Golden State third quarter total by making two free throws.
The Warriors get the ball, and three straight rebounds, before Klay Thompson hits one from three. Durant goes to the line, makes both of his free fhrows. The Warriors bring in some of their bench players. The Third Quartering has begun, and the Warriors may not even need it. Thompson makes a long two and Ty Lue calls a timeout for Cleveland. LeBron finds Jeff Green for a layup, but Curry responds by making a shot of his own assisted by Green.
Smith manages to get a technical foul here. Curry makes the tech. Klay Thompson buries a three. Out of the timeout, Kevin Durant hits a jumper. That feels like the game. The Warriors miss their next two shots though and after LeBron finds Love near the basket for an easy score, the Warriors take a timeout. It could take just one Warriors run to effectively end the Cavaliers season.
We talked about getting to the basket, well that was three straight rebounds there for Golden State. Bad news for the Warriors: LeBron gets to the line and makes both free throws.
Hill tries to get one of those three pointers…. Smith got the rebound from George Hill's missed free throw, but instead of putting it up, Smith took the ball to the three-point line near James. After a quick verbal exchange with James as both were too far away to get a clean shot off, Smith passed it to Hill in the corner. Hill was unable to get a shot off in time and the game went to overtime.
The Cavs lost the first game — Despite some runs from James and the Cavs, the Warriors easily won Game 1, and Stephen Curry set a Finals three-point record , making nine three-pointers. On the injury side of things, forward Andre Iguodala was orginally ruled questionable Tuesday after missing six straight postseason games. He was deemed active and played his first minutes of the series in the first quarter. Curry agreed with James. JR Smith has an early 7! Stop me if you've heard this before That was all pretty fun for a while, but the Warriors started to hit their shots and managed to close the quarter down one.
They were able to erase what was once a point deficit. Iggy behind the back to Klay for 3! The Cavs came right back in the biggest of ways, jumping out to an eight-point lead thanks to some bully ball from LeBron and another three from JR.
Kevin Love fires to beat the shot clock! Inside out play from LeBron to Kevin Love! If you've been following the Rodney Hood saga and would like an update on that, he's been getting minutes—10 of them, in fact—and put up six points on four shots. Rodney Hood eurosteps and floats it in! Kevin Durant ended the half with 24 points on 10 shots, which is absolutely disgusting. He cut the lead to six. KD is up to 24 in the 1st half!
The Warriors, who dominate third quarters, have predictably erased the halftime deficit in short order. The Cavaliers got their first free throw of the night—if you can believe that—on this and-one from LeBron.
LBJ attacks for the and-1! The Warriors started OT on a run and are in complete control. DubNation WhateverItTakes 3: George Hill got fouled, but missed the second free throw. Smith got the rebound, but instead of shooting a potential game-winning shot, he dribbled out the clock.
It was an all-time bad blunder. We're going to overtime. LeBron James scored to give the Cavs the lead, then Stephen Curry scored, got fouled, and hit the free throw. Kevin Durant committed an offensive foul as LeBron James drew the charge. But the call was overturned to a blocking foul, somehow.
Durant hit two free throws to tie the score. LeBron James scores, plus a foul, and the Cavs lead with less than a minute to play.
WhateverItTakes DubNation Back-to-back buckets for LeBron James and the Cavs are close again. LeBron James hits a layup and the Cavs have their first lead since the second quarter.
LBJ scoops it high off the glass! Back-to-back 3-point shots by Kyle Korver and Jeff Green cut the lead to one and the Warriors call a timeout. Draymond Green has missed 20 of his last 22 threes. Cavs gladly will give him those — Tom Haberstroh tomhaberstroh June 1, Fourth quarter, 9: LeBron James dunks and now has 38 points.
The Warriors just went on a run run and lead by seven. The Cavs just called a timeout. Klay Thompson tees one up from beyond the arc! LeBron James is on fire. LeBron James hits a long 2-point shot and the Cavs are back within three points of the lead.
They've doubled up the Warriors in rebounding.