CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 13: J.R. Smith #5 and LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers watch the closing minutes of the game from the bench during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena on April 13, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. Th

J.R. Smith and LeBron James (Photo credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images)

John Madden: Who Should Be Blamed for the Cavaliers’ Game 1 Loss?

June 01, 2018 - 12:50 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS RADIO) - With less than five seconds remaining in the 4th quarter of Game 1, Cleveland’s J.R. Smith got the rebound off a missed free throw. Thinking his team was ahead, Smith dribbled the ball back toward halfcourt and the game went to overtime, where the Cavaliers lost to the Warriors.

On his regular Friday morning interview on KCBS Radio, Former Oakland Raiders Head Coach John Madden discusses who’s to blame for the miscue, and calls the game one of the best he’s ever seen.​

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 31: JR Smith #5 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles in the closing seconds of regulation as LeBron James #23 attempts direct the offense against the Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 31, 2018 i
LeBron James, J.R. Smith, Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant (Photo credit: Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)