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Tyronn Lue Says Cavs Were ‘Robbed’ at End of Game 1
- Updated: May 31, 2018
One of the more controversial plays of the Cleveland Cavaliers‘ overtime loss to the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals came with seconds left and the Cavaliers clinging to a one-point lead. That was when when a charging call on the Warriors Kevin Durant was overturned and LeBron James was instead assessed a foul. Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue was livid over the changed call during his postgame remarks, saying that his team was robbed.
"It ain't right."
— FOX Sports Ohio (@FOXSportsOH) June 1, 2018
Lue stated that when James was called for a block, it was something that had never been called before ever in NBA history. The fact that it came in a tight NBA Finals contest added to Lue’s frustration.
The play may have become a footnote in the contest had not the final seconds of regulation gone against the Cavaliers in such a aggravating way. That was when J.R. Smith made a colossal blunder by thinking the Cavs were leading when he grabbed a rebound in the closing seconds. That prevented Cleveland from getting off a final shot, with Golden State capitalizing fully in the overtime session.