But in the days since being poked by Draymond Green in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, LeBron James' eye only appears to have gotten worse.
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His reaction in the final seconds of an overtime loss to Golden State demonstrated the frustration Thompson and all the Cavaliers felt about a game they were close to winning in regulation.
LeBron James has 22 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, and the Cavaliers got a strong third quarter from Kevin Love.
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Klay Thompson, meanwhile, is "probable" to play.
Smith didn't seem to let the mistake affect his confidence heading into Game 2.
Despite the mind-boggling pass, the play ended up in a badly missed three-point shot, followed by two missed free throws.
Steph Curry delivered 33 points on 11 of 26 shooting, including 9 of 17 from beyond the arc, while Kevin Durant added 26 points, making 10 of 14 field goal attempts.
"It doesn't make or break my career or whatever you want to say looking back", he said.
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LeBron James could move up on a couple of NBA Finals individual lists in Game 2 - but also fall backward in another.
Cleveland's superstar could also reach the top five in NBA Finals rebounds, as he enters nine behind Tom Heinsohn (473) for the No. 5 spot.
Golden State romped to a 110-77 victory in 2016 and won 132-113 previous year.
Green was important during Cleveland's series against the Toronto Raptors, and vital to their Game 7 win over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. In overtime, the Warriors almost covered the 13-point spread as they fell only three points short of pushing. The teams face off in Cleveland on Wednesday evening.
Kerr remains optimistic the 2015 NBA Finals MVP will play at some point in the series. You've got to be able to play hard, and I think that's what I bring to my team.
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Want your voice heard? When one person replied, "Zero percent chance he delivers", Randall retweeted and commented, "100% chance". Kyrie Irving (L) in the Nike Kyrie 3 and Stephen Curry in the Under Armour Curry 4 during the 2017 NBA Finals.