June 5, 2016, 8:10 pm
LeBron James scored 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting with eight rebounds, nine assists, four steals, one block and seven turnovers in Sunday’s Game 2 loss to the Warriors.
LeBron was very bad in this game on both sides of the ball. Yes, he made a lot of plays and that’s expected of him given his role and stature as an elite player. But he needs to be great and not merely a net average for these Cavs, so this outing stings. Still, there was a sliver of hope for the Cavs as they finally turned to LeBron at center while Draymond Green plays the same position for the Dubs.
While the Cavs played at their low points in this configuration and did not have Matthew Dellavedova on the floor when they did it — instead having J.R. Smith blow a hole in their plans — they did show that they could muck up the game. Their best shot is to go back to the lineup heavily in Game 3 and hope their guys play a whole lot better.