The Cleveland Cavaliers lost game 1, to the Golden State Warriors 108-100. LeBron James did everything he could. James scored 44 points, had 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the 46 minutes he played. In the final seconds of regulation, James had a shot to get the win for his Cleveland Cavaliers.
He missed it and then J.R.Smith had the shot that would get the victory, and he missed too.
But is was only the first game of a 7-game series folks. James and his Cleveland Cavaliers will play game-2 on Sunday, and you can bet they will make some adjustments, to help them get a victory.
Game-1 is where you feel out your opponents, and nobody in the game is better at making adjustments, than LeBron James.
The bad news is Kyrie Irving left late in the game with an injury to his knee. Preliminary examinations show no damage to his ACL or MCL. That's good news, but the bad news is we don't know if he will be ready to go in game-2.
Irving had 23 points in game-1. He played some pretty good defense, and he also had 4 steals. If he can't go in game-2, the Cleveland Cavaliers will have to find a way to win without him. Irving has battled knee and foot problems throughout the play-offs.
The only thing that is going to help him heal is time off.
Cleveland did a great job in the first quarter last night. Now they have to find a way to carry their first quarter performance throughout the entire 48 minutes.
J.R.Smith is going to have to get hot. Especially if Irving can't go on Sunday. Smith went only 3 for 10 from 3-point land, and the Cavaliers are going to need more from him. He also went 3 for 13 from inside the arc, and that isn't going to get it done.
Cleveland will make some adjustments, and they will battle in game-2 folks. It is far from over, and LeBron James is going to get his guys to make the adjustments necessary to win. Hand on sports fans, this is going to be an epic battle for the NBA Championship.
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