Coach Lue has not lost confidence in JR Smith, says he will start Game 2

CLEVELAND -- Coach Tyronn Lue has not lost confidence in JR Smith after Game 1's heartbreaking ending to regulation.

Smith pulled down an offensive rebound with about four seconds left in a tie game, but dribbled out instead of going back up for a shot.

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Lue said in a press conference Friday that Smith will still start Game 2, and that the times when people have counted JR out in the past, have been the times he steps up.

Coach Lue also talked about the overturned charging call, the scuffle at the end of overtime, team morale and more. Check out the entire press conference below.

 

 

 

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