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Friday Quickies: Know the Score Edition

J.R. Smith had a peak J.R. Smith moment in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

NBA: Finals-Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers were up by two points with 24 seconds left last night. They had one of the greatest basketball teams ever on the ropes in their own arena.

Then Steph Curry proceeded to hit an and-one layup and sink the free throw.

But things weren’t over for the Cavaliers yet. George Hill got fouled and went to the line, hitting the first free throw and bringing Cleveland within one point.

And then everything went south in perfect Cavaliers fashion.

Hill missed the second free throw, but J.R. Smith grabbed the rebound. Inexplicably, instead of going back up with the ball or passing out to LeBron James (who was wide open at the 3-point line), he dribbled the ball out and killed off the clock. James lost his mind, and Smith turned to him to explain that he thought the Cavaliers were winning.

Cleveland then proceeded to collapse and lose by double digits in overtime. James scored 51 points and lost because his teammate forgot the score.

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The J.R. jokes will write themselves this entire series.

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