The morning after being routed 113-91 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Cleveland Cavaliers held a team film session to sort through the rubble and determine where to go from here against the heavily favored Golden State Warriors.
Cleveland became the first team in NBA history to fail to record a steal on the defensive end in a Finals game. After reviewing the tape, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue identified a point of emphasis: Up the physicality to disrupt the Warriors’ potent offense.
“I think, just make them feel us,” Cavs forward Kevin Love said on a conference call with reporters Friday afternoon. “That’s something that I imagine Ty probably talked about [with the media] and we can definitely do a better job of.”