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NBA notebook: Cavs' Smith owns up to Game 1 blunder

--Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith finally fessed up to his monumental mistake in the final seconds of regulation in Game 1 of the team's NBA Finals series against the Golden State Warriors.

With the game tied at 107 and 4.7 seconds remaining following teammate George Hill's missed free throw, Smith came up with a timely offensive rebound -- but he dribbled the ball out to midcourt as time expired. Golden State went on to win 124-114 in overtime.

After Thursday's game, Smith ensured reporters that he knew the score -- unlike what his coach Tyronn Lue said at the podium -- and simply assumed the Cavaliers were going to call a timeout. Smith changed his story on Saturday.

"After thinking it about a lot obviously the last 24 hours or however many since the game was over, I can't say I was sure of anything at that point," Smith told reporters. "... I told somebody right after the game that I'm glad it happened to me as opposed to anybody else on my team," Smith said. "To be in that situation is tough, and it's not a situation everybody can handle."

--Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson is questionable and forward Andre Iguodala is still considered doubtful for Sunday's Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Thompson suffered a left ankle sprain when he was inadvertently undercut by Cavaliers guard JR Smith during a play in the first quarter of Golden State's 124-114 overtime win in Game 1 Thursday. Iguodala has missed Golden State's last five playoff games with a left knee injury.

Thompson, who would return to finish with 24 points in Game 1, was seen limping during the Warriors' practice session Saturday. On Iguodala's status, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said, "Just day-to-day. I don't, we don't think about what's going to happen later on. It's just each day he's getting a little better. ... "

--The Detroit Pistons continued their search for a head coach by interviewing former Milwaukee Bucks coach and NBA great Jason Kidd, according to Yahoo Sports.

Kidd reportedly arrived in Detroit on Friday night. He was let go by the Bucks during the season. Including one season with the Brooklyn Nets, Kidd is 183-190 as an NBA head coach.

Kidd, 45, ended his playing career in 2013 and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018. Former Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey is considered to be the frontrunner.

--Former NBA player Rasual Butler had drugs and alcohol in his system when he and his wife died in a one-car accident in January in California.

Butler had alcohol, marijuana, methamphetamine and oxycodone in his system at the time of the crash, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. The coroner's report says both died from "multiple traumatic injuries" in the crash.

According to Los Angeles police, Butler was speeding before jumping a curb, and his vehicle hit three parking meters and a concrete wall before flipping over twice and coming to rest in a shopping mall parking lot. Butler, 38, and his wife, Leah LaBelle Vladowski, 31, were pronounced dead at the scene.

--Field Level Media