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|Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia maintained his innocence and his new team said it supported him after a 1996 sexual assault allegation resurfaced Wednesday night.
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"As someone who was falsely accused of this very serious charge over 22 years ago, and never given the opportunity to defend myself and clear my name, I find it incredibly unfair, disappointing, and frustrating that this story would resurface now with the only purpose being to damage my character and reputation," Patricia said in a statement issued by the Lions. "I firmly maintain my innocence, as I have always done."
The Lions hired Patricia after last season to replace Jim Caldwell as coach. He had previously been an assistant with the New England Patriots.
The Lions said a "standard pre-employment background check" did not turn up the incident. But the team said it was standing by Patricia.
"We have spoken to Coach Patricia about this at length as well as the attorney who represented him at the time," the Lions said in a statement attributed to owner Martha Firestone Ford, general manager Bob Quinn and president Rod Wood. "Based upon everything we have learned, we believe and have accepted Coach Patricia's explanation and we will continue to support him."
OAKLAND, Calif. — Two teams still a bit dizzy in the aftermath of one of the most amazing finishes in NBA Finals history will tip off Game 2 on Sunday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers attempt to even their best-of-seven against the Golden State Warriors.
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The win might have been a costly one for the Warriors, however, with standout guard Klay Thompson having suffered what is now being called a high left ankle sprain.
Thompson returned from the first-quarter run-in with J.R. Smith to play 45 minutes in Game 1, contributing five 3-pointers and 24 points to the win, but acknowledged in the two days between games that his leg was not 100 percent.
He is expected to play, although the Warriors list him as questionable.
That’s more encouraging than the “doubtful” tag they’ve once again applied to Andre Iguodala, whose absence was felt on the defensive end in Game 1.
That’s where LeBron James exploded for 51 points, becoming the sixth player in NBA history to go for 50 or more in an NBA Finals game.
But they came in a loss, something coach Tyronn Lue insisted Saturday his team has put in the rear-view mirror.
“From watching film and just showing some guys where we can get better, all the guys are in a great spot right now and in a great position,” he assured. “They all feel good, so we’re ready to go for Game 2.”
The Warriors saw the Cavaliers bounce back from an overtime loss in Game 1 in the 2015 Finals to pull out an overtime victory in Game 2. Golden State went on to win that series in six games.
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Warriors coach Steve Kerr didn’t see any white-flag-waving after Game 1.
“They might have been deflated (down 3-1 in 2016), and they came back and won. So we’re expecting another great effort from them,” he said.
“We’ve been through this too many times. It’s one game. The series changes with each game. All we’ve done is win one.”
Each team had a point of emphasis in the wake of Game 1.
The Warriors got all three of their big guns going offensively, with Stephen Curry (29), Kevin Durant (26) and Thompson (24) combining for 79 points. Golden State shot 51.1 percent in the game and outscored Cleveland 39-30 on 3-pointers despite shooting one fewer.
The Cavaliers, meanwhile, dominated the boards, outrebounding the Warriors 53-38. They turned 19 offensive rebounds into 21 second-chance points, outscoring Golden State by 11 points in that area.