Cleveland ended up losing to Golden State in overtime, 124-114.
Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue believes Smith thought the Cavs were ahead; Smith contended he knew the score, but figured someone would call a timeout.
Still tied 107-107, the game went to overtime and the Warriors outscored Cleveland 17-7 in the extra period.
"To do what he did tonight and come out robbed, it's just not right".
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said: "It's not going to be easy".
Speaking at the press conference, James said: 'We have to move on.
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Gassama was quoted by French newspaper Le Parisien , as saying, "I saw all these people shouting, and cars sounding their horns". For his valour which saved a life, Gassama was invited by French President Emmanuel Macron to Elysée Palace on Monday.
"There were some plays that we had taken away from us", James said.
In a tight contest, which saw the game tied at the halfway mark, a mistake by JR Smith in the dying seconds of regulation play proved to be the turning point Golden State finally needed to lift themselves above their opponents.
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Perhaps the most important moment near the end of regulation came when the officials reviewed and ultimately reversed what had been called a charge on the court.
After Steph Curry was fouled making a layup, his free throw gave the Warriors a 107-106 lead.
Cleveland's Smith makes $14 million per season and he rebounded George Hill's free throw miss with four seconds left in a tie game and then, instead of trying to shoot or make a play to win the game, he inexplicably tried to dribble the clock out. The Cavs are the biggest finals outsiders in 20 years, but LeBron's 51-point masterclass brought them to the verge of a massive opening victory.
Golden State's Stephen Curry scored 29 points as Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson scored 26 and 24 points respectively. Draymond Green also made his presence felt scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. But, his National Basketball Association finals-best 51 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists weren't enough to beat the Warriors.