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J.R. Smith on Golden State: 'I wanted them to go undefeated until they played us'

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith found himself in the bizarre position this weekend of rooting for the team that beat him and his teammates in the NBA Finals.

Strange as it might sound, Smith had his reasons for wanting the Golden State Warriors to continue their historic unbeaten start to the season when they played the Boston Celtics on Friday, winning in double overtime, and followed that up with a road loss in Milwaukee on Saturday to fall to 24-1.

“I was upset. I’m not going to lie,” Smith said of the Warriors’ streak ending.