The Highlights

  • Steph Curry’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer was disappointing for more than just the Cavaliers.
  • First-half under and Cavs moneyline backers also felt the sting. 

For, allegedly, one of the most lopsided NBA Finals in history, the Cavs — playing on the road — have given the Warriors a run for their money (or their backers’ money) so far in Game 1.

The Cavs led most of the way in the first half and clung to a 56-53 lead when Jeff Green threw up a brick 3-point attempt with just over seven seconds left.

 

As Kevin Durant secured the rebound and hit Steph Curry on a cheeky outlet pass, under bettors and those who with the chutzpah to back the Cavs 1H moneyline gasped in unison.

Curry then slipped past J.R. Smith — like a wideout catching a button-hook before running past the coverage — and put up a 35-foot prayer, which ripped the cord (and evoked a massive Mike Breen “BANG” combustion).

Unfortunately for under 111 and Cavs moneyline backers, more than just Mike Breen combusted after Curry’s buzzer-beater — those betting tickets did as well.