The game was in fact tied and the Warriors went on to win in overtime.
James is already the career leader in finals 3-pointers with 83, but Stephen Curry is closing fast and only two behind him.
So when Thompson dropped and then slapped the floor in pain Game 1 after Cleveland's J.R. Smith inadvertently took him out from behind during the first quarter, it looked like his run of 99 straight playoff appearances might end.
"It's not good", Thompson said after the Warriors' practice at Oracle Arena on Saturday.
Warriors guard Klay Thompson is expected to play after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the opener.
Thompson limped off the court but returned to the bench in the first quarter, evoking a real Willis Reed type moment for the sellout crowd.
Santana told The Associated Press, "we take whatever is offered to us and we're very grateful, Cindy and I, that they invited us to be part of this". Got to let it go. I think not being physical enough.
"Sometimes you need a little luck". You can be sore going into the summertime. I don't want nobody to get suspended. ". Once he releases it and he sees the basket, he usually makes it".
Curry scored 16 points in the 4th quarter, including a 4-point play from a corner 3-pointer and the record breaker from the left side with 3:30 remaining.
And I know, the Cavs were down 0-2 to Boston and came back to beat the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kerr had also said Thompson was doing better Sunday morning when he checked in with the training staff.
Which players owned the night?
The Game 1 may have been the best opportunity for the Cavs to find a fragment in the Warriors' armor, and there's no doubt that the latter will come out motivated to produce a better performance in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
"To be on top of that 3-point list is pretty special", Curry said.
Calderon's roundabout journey to his first finals began in Spain, where he grew up watching his father play for Doncel La Serena. But the summer, you can meet anybody anywhere, so all this, 'Meet me outside, ' 'Meet me at the bus, ' I ain't gonna give up money for that. They were going to be there on the lineup card every night. "Klay represents that for us".