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Warriors beat Cavs 124-114 in OT to open NBA Finals

Posted: 8:54 PM, May 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-01 11:13:38Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors pulled out a 124-114 overtime victory over Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA Finals after a bizarre ending to regulation.

The game went to OT after Cleveland's J.R. Smith failed to take the go-ahead shot after a missed free throw, apparently believing the Cavaliers led by one when it was tied.

The Warriors took advantage of their second chance, opening OT with a 9-0 run to blow it open.

LeBron James' highest-scoring postseason game was wasted, as he finished with 51 points.

Game 2 is on Sunday, June 3 on ABC.