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Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2

Cavaliers to Increase Physicality With Warriors in Game 2”

Stephen Curry scored 28 points, hitting 6 three-pointers, and had 10 assists in the Golden State Warriors' victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Gam. James has been on the losing end of Game 1 of the Finals seven times in eight tries. "That's something that I imagine Ty probably talked about (with the media) and we can definitely do a better job of".

"When you turn the ball over, that's when they become very unsafe because those guys, they sprint down the lane, they sprint to the three-point line, they put a lot of pressure on your defence", James said.

"I do expect them to play better", Brown said.

Whether it's through physicality or individual improvement - Thompson's zero points hurt even more because JR Smith, Deron Williams and Kyle Korver combined for only three points on 1-for-11 shooting - the Cavs simply have to play better to have any hope of not falling behind 2-0 to start the series.

Not only did the Warriors match a Finals low with just four turnovers, they took Tristan Thompson out of the equation by holding him scoreless. The Cavs, meanwhile, committed 20 turnovers, leading to 21 points for Golden State.

Perhaps the most valid observation is how the Cavaliers appeared hellbent on running James through the ground in his 14th National Basketball Association season, playing him a league-high 37.8 minutes per game in the regular season, which even with his eight absences can prove a lot for a pair of legs to handle. "Can't give a great scorer like Durant easy baskets".

"We kept fighting and fighting, but they never looked back", he said. He'd like to make the Cavs pay by shooting better from the outside. Lue in his postgame news conference conceded it was a bad strategy. "And you're not going to stop Kyrie, Kyrie's going to score, that's what he does". You can't go into the game saying, 'Oh, KD is going to have six driving lanes to the rim and where don't get touched and he dunks. "I thought he got out in transition, got four or five dunks early and it just kind of opened everything up for him". Cleveland went 12-1 against the East, winning a 13.6-point margin and imbuing both sides of the playoff chase with a sense of boredom and inevitability. Thompson had the best game of his career that night, dropping 15 points to go along with 16 rebounds in 42 minutes of action. He played only 22 minutes.

Game 1 of the 2016 finals was a little more competitive than Thursday's contest, but the end result was the almost the same as the Cavs lost by 15 points. "With him being probably one of the best scorers in the National Basketball Association, you can't give guys like that easy opportunities at the basket".

They need to take away the easy stuff from Durant and at least make him work. "There's a direct correlation between fatigue and injury on the part of the players", Silver told reporters prior to Game One.

It'll be interesting to see if Rihanna makes it to any more of the finals games - and if Kevin will be throwing any more glares.

The Warriors improved their postseason record to an unprecedented 13-0 while the Cavaliers suffered just their second loss since the playoffs began in mid-April.



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