JR Smith: Warriors ‘Got a Few Cherry Picks’ and ‘Their Non-Shooters Just Made Shots’ in Game 4

by June 14, 2015

The Warriors took back the NBA Finals momentum in Game 4 with a 103-82 victory in Cleveland. But if you ask Cavs shooting guard JR Smith, he wasn’t too impressed with Golden State’s adjustments. Instead, Smith says it was just a case of cherry-picking when Cleveland didn’t get back on defense, and guys who don’t normally knock down shots making some big ones.

From CBS Sports:

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith told reporters Saturday at Finals media availability that he didn’t really think the Golden State Warriors’ adjustments in Game 4 had much to do with the outcome, a 103-82 Warriors win.


“Honestly, I don’t really think it did much,” Smith said. “They got a few cherry picks where we didn’t get back on defense. But other than that, they just made shots. Their non-shooters just made shots.”


Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston combined for 60 points on 21-of-39 shooting (51 percent) and 7-of-17 from 3-point range.


“I think Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green did a tremendous job scoring the ball,” Iman Shumpert said. “That took pressure off Curry and Klay. These guys are in the NBA. We know they can play. We have to make sure that we come out in the next game, set down, contest and rebound.”