Boston won that game 124-121 in overtime and ultimately took the series in seven games.
Even legends make mistakes. During Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Magic Johnson lost track of time. His Lakers and the Celtics were tied with 13 seconds left in regulation. Johnson got the ball. For some reason, he ran out the clock, not passing it until it was too late for his teammate to put up a shot.
There are no shortcuts in steeplechase. And during the World Championships, Beatrice Chepkoech accidently tried to make one.
Just two laps into the 3,000-meter event, Chepkoech completely missed a water jump . The bypass forced her to backtrack and trail her competitors. She ultimately made up a lot of ground and finished fourth.
A common take on the Knights’ success is that the 2017 expansion draft had far less lenient protections for existing NHL teams. The last expansion draft, in 2000, allowed teams to protect nine forwards, five defensemen and a goalie, with an option to protect a second goalie with fewer position players. In 2017? Seven forwards, three defensemen and a goalie — with no option for a second.
There were miscues aplenty, most notably J.R. Smith’s offensive rebound in the final seconds of regulation that he dribbled back toward half-court in a tie game rather than shooting for a chance to win it later insisting he knew the score, though that remains a huge mystery. The decision baffled a frustrated and stunned LeBron, who signaled at his teammate with arms pointed toward the basket.
The game’s over. There’s nothing we can do about it, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. We’ve got to move on, move forward.
James has done so all postseason with an edge, intensity and ability to all-out carry the Cavs will them to win after win, if you wish.
Yes, with King James on the other side in this familiar June rivalry, Golden State knows much better than to fall into such a trap that the Cavs might be down and out, even if the defending champions have some momentum going into Game 2 on Sunday night back home at Oracle Arena.