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Cavs feel ‘robbed’ of Game 1 victory

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James reacts. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, United States (AFP) – A controversial video review foul reversal left Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue feeling “robbed” after the Golden State Warriors ripped the Cavaliers 124-114 in overtime in Thursday’s NBA Finals opener.

“To do what he did tonight and come out robbed, it’s just not right,” Lue said.

A physical, heated and emotional game marked the start of the fourth finals in a row between the teams and the eighth in a row involving James, who echoed Lue’s theft theme.

“There were some plays that we had taken away from us,” James said. “We’re in the fight now. They got a great taste of it tonight.”

The crucial moment came with 36.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as Durant was whistled for a charging foul that was overturned on video review into a blocking foul on James, giving Durant two free throws he made to lift the Warriors level at 104-104.

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