With the Golden State Warriors taking a 2-0 lead in the NBA Finals with a 122-103 win on Sunday night, JR Smith's late blunder in Game 1 is now proving to be a decisive moment in the series.
As the heavy underdogs, the Cleveland Cavaliers knew they had to win at least one game on the road to have any chance of upsetting the defending champions.
They were presented with a golden opportunity in the closing moments of the opening encounter but failed to capitalise on them after an impressive performance.
George Hill had a chance to put them up by one with just 4.7 seconds to go but missed his second of two free-throws.
But they still had a chance to win it after Smith grabbed the rebound off the miss. The veteran, however, made one of the biggest gaffes in Finals history as he dribbled the ball out instead of attempting a shot as he thought the Cavs had the lead.
That sent the game into overtime and the Warriors took full advantage of the huge slice of luck they were given as they secured a 124-114 win.
They were already up against it in the series but throwing away a glorious chance makes things even harder for the Cavaliers.
Dubs fans knew just how crucial that moment was and wanted to show appreciation to both Smith and Hill for practically gifting them a win in Game 1.
They trolled the pair by cheering their names during the player introductions before tip-off but also reserved a standing ovation for JR.
The crowd inside Oracle Arena took the trolling to another level during the game as they hilariously serenaded the 32-year-old with "MVP" chants when he was at the free-throw line during the first quarter.
Surprisingly, the shooting guard embraced the attention and claimed that he liked the chants from the opposing fans.
"I'm always the person the fans like to talk to or heckle or whatever," Smith said after Game 2, via USA TODAY Sports. "I like it. I'd rather they do that than not acknowledge me at all. So I appreciate it."
Smith didn't bounce back well from his unforgivable mistake as he contributed very little offensively in their Game 2 loss.
He had just five points on 2-of-9 shooting and is certainly not as popular in Cleveland as he is in Oakland right now.
The only way he can get back into the good books with the Cavs fans is to step up in the next two games at Quicken Loans Arena and play a big role in helping them get back in the series.
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