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J.R. Smith Uttered 5 Words After The Biggest Blunder Of His Career

JR Smith after his big mistake.

By now, you've likely seen the final few seconds of regulation in Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night. If not - here's a synopsis. Cleveland guard George Hill missed a potential game-winning free throw with under five seconds to play, and his teammate, J.R. Smith, got the rebound. Smith, instead of putting a shot back up, dribbled out to mid-court - clearly because he didn't know the score.

Smith, after the game, said he knew the scored was tied - despite what his coach said. But the footage from the first few seconds after the end of regulation makes it clear he thought the Cavaliers were ahead.

Smith clearly mutters five words after the buzzer sounds. Addressing LeBron James, who got quite upset, Smith muttered "I thought we were ahead." Tragic.

Here's Smith's explanation of what he thinks happened. He says he wanted to call timeout, and that he wasn't going to shoot it over Kevin Durant in the paint. It doesn't make a ton of sense.

Unfortunately for Cleveland, Hill's miss and Smith's blunder wasted a virtuoso performance from James, who scored 51 points with eight rebounds and eight assists. Game 2 will come Sunday.