The Cleveland Cavaliers have found themselves in a 2-0 hole to the vaunted Golden State Warriors, and everything is currently on the table for head coach Tyronn Lue.
Outside of LeBron James and Kevin Love, the Cavaliers have received very little consistency on the offensive end. However, their troubles mainly stem from an inability to stop the Warriors’ offense, which posted 122 points in their Game 2 win.
"Me and my coaches were looking at some things to make some adjustments of what's hurting us," Lue told reporters following the Game 2 loss. "But, like I said, I didn't think we started the game with the physicality we did in Game 1. It was too easy for them. They ran around a little too freely, so that's how they were able to score and kind of get control of the game early.”
The most logical changes include Kyle Korver and Rodney Hood. Korver could return to the starting lineup, which would provide the Cavaliers’ offense with better spacing and a legitimate threat from behind the three-point arc. Hood, meanwhile, could provide length and athleticism, especially for the struggling Jordan Clarkson.
Regardless of who the Cavaliers play in their Game 3 tilt against the Warriors, LeBron believes they need better focus–and a more assertive start.
"You know, it's my job to make sure that we're as focused, laser focused as possible, do my job, and continue to instill confidence into my teammates until the last horn sounds,” LeBron said.
Game 3 shifts to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena, where the Cavs have lost just one game this postseason. Ironically, the Cavs’ lone home loss came in the first playoff game against the Indiana Pacers.
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