Basketball: No NBA 'What ifs' for Cavs' Calderon, Warrior for a day

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Watch the postgame reactions from the players and coaches following the Warriors' big Game 2 victory in the NBA Finals on Sunday night.

Golden State All-Star guard Klay Thompson expects to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals after spraining his left ankle in a scary fall during a collision when Cleveland's J.R. Smith slid into him in the first quarter of the series opener Thursday night. The Cavs did well to hang around for most of the game, but it feels like James either needs to score 40-something points or his supporting cast needs to be lights-out in order for them to keep up for 48 minutes.

David Guthrie, welcome to the NBA Finals.

Calderon, a three-time Olympic medalist for Spain, is trying to help the Cleveland Cavaliers claim their second title in three seasons and deny his brief-teammate Warriors their third in four years in the fourth consecutive best-of-seven title showdown between the clubs.

The legacy of JR Smith will forever be attached to the unbelievable goof he made in the closing seconds of Game 1. He had played only three minutes in the conference finals against Houston, when Golden State went with smaller lineups to match the Rockets' perimeter shooters. It's no secret that the linchpin has been LeBron James.

The Cavaliers coach, Tyronn Lue, paid tribute to his players for keeping the game close until the fourth-quarter but admitted the Warriors were the better team.

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"From what I saw, he's looking pretty good, pretty happy, pretty upbeat", Curry said. Whatever was going through Smith's head, the miscommunication was obvious and highlights the troubles facing Cleveland going into Game 2.

When an National Basketball Association player commits a big mistake they often make amends.

He's missing his sixth straight postseason contest with a bone bruise in his left knee.

But, he has never been named a Finals MVP. They have won their next eight playoff games at Quicken Loans Arena. They're good. They're great, actually. Got to let it go. James then lightly shoved him while walking away, with the Warriors' Klay Thompson eventually saying a few words as well.

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