JR Smith is a really good dude, who just melts down at the wrong times. The Cleveland Cavaliers mercurial shooting guard says he didn’t think his team held a lead over the Golden State Warriors on the final possession of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Smith explained that he knew the Cavs were tied, but he thought someone was going to call a timeout.
“I was trying to get enough to bring it out to get a shot off,” Smith told reporters. “I knew we were tied. I thought we were going to call timeout.”
With 4.6 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the game tied, George Hill missed what would have been the go-ahead free throw.

Smith corralled it and dribbled out to the 3-point line, wasting precious seconds as the Cavaliers couldn’t get a shot off at the end of regulation. They were outscored, 17-7, in overtime, blowing an opportunity to steal Game 1 on the road.

In the video below, it looks like Smith says to LeBron, "I thought we were ahead." Judge for yourself.



Buy FootBasket Apparel

Buy FootBasket Apparel
Click on the above image for custom apparel!