J.R. Smith denies posting 'Cavs in 7' tweet
After the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 3 loss to the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night, J.R. Smith tweeted "Cavs in 7."
Less than 10 minutes later, it was deleted.
"I got out of the shower and my phone was buzzing. I did not tweet that," Smith told Cleveland.com. "I'm smarter than that."
Smith said he was surprised when he was told the tweet was being used as inspiration.
"I do believe," Smith said. "But I didn't tweet that. I would be much smarter than that to tweet that at literally 12:04, right after the game."
Smith said Thursday at media availability that he was in the shower when the tweet went out. He continued to deny tweeting it, but reiterated that he does believe the Cavs will come back.
The Cavaliers look to become the first team to overcome a 3–0 NBA Finals deficit. No team has ever blown a three–game lead in the championship and only three teams have taken a series to a seventh game after losing the first three.
The Warriors have not lost four games in a row since February 26 to March 2, 2013.