Well Game One of the NBA Finals was…interesting. The Cleveland Cavaliers played much better than expected, and should have stole the game. It came down to J.R. Smith making one of the worst mistakes in NBA history, running out the clock with a tie game. However, the Cavs really shouldn’t have been in that situation, as the referees overturned a charge call on Kevin Durant with under a minute to go.
The Cavs would have had a two point lead, with the ball, with 30 seconds left. Instead, the officials reviewed the play to see if LeBron James (who took the charge) had his feet in the restricted area under the basket, which clearly was not the case. They came out of the review and awarded Kevin Durant two free throws, and he tied the game. George Hill could have won the game with his final free throw, but that missed, Smith grabbed the offensive rebound and tried to run out the clock.
The Warriors would run away with it in overtime, a 124-114 final score. Game Two is Sunday night in Oracle Arena.
The Memorial Tournament got underway yesterday on the PGA TOUR, a star-studded field played a wet opening round in Columbus. After one day, Hideki Matsuyama, Abraham Ancer, and Joaquin Niemann are leading at (-7). Tiger Woods shot an even par 72 after starting (+4) in his first 7 holes. Woods responded well and is looking to make a dent in his deficit today when he tees off at 1:16pm. Here are the highlights from Woods’ first round.
Did you miss Tiger's round on Thursday?
Do you have 5 minutes? … ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/8wbbTgcafF
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 1, 2018
The Cleveland Indians weren’t the only Cleveland team to find themselves in a precarious situation last night. The Tribe jumped out to a 8-0 lead after just 4 innings, and seemed to be well on their way to a 6th straight win. By the end of the 7th, we had a tie game at 8-8. The Indians would take the lead in the top of the 8th thanks to a solo home run from Francisco Lindor, and the Indians won 9-8. The Tribe are now 30-25 on the season.
The Top Play of the Day comes from Game One of the NBA Finals, but it’s actually a NOT Top Play for the first time. Warriors’ Center Javale McGee has always seemed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, this play, however, was just very poor basketball. Enjoy.
The Javale McGee experience pic.twitter.com/HZLbBJW2v8
— Good Takes Pod 🏀 (@GoodTakesNBAPod) June 1, 2018
In today’s action, The Memorial continues for the Second Round. Players are looking to make the cut and give themselves a shot at the weekend. The Indians continue their hot streak against the Twins tonight, while the Reds open a three-game series with the San Diego Padres.