“So we did that, we fought back, gave ourselves a chance, cut the lead down to single digits, but at that point they just had a ton of confidence. They’re a good team. authentic nfl football jerseys They’re a really good team, well-coached with guys who do a lot of different things, so we’re going to have to read and react, continue to watch film, see where we can get better and make sure that our coverages are on point.”
Cleveland’s defense held Indiana to just 65 points after the first quarter and to a manageable 45.6 percent shooting for the game, but the Pacers’ All-Star guard, Victor Oladipo, went off for 32 points on 11-for-19 shooting.
The Cavs’ All-Star duo of Love and LeBron James didn’t fare as well. James finished with 24 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, but didn’t attempt a shot until there was 1:52 remaining in the first quarter with Cleveland trailing 25-8. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said James must be more aggressive from the opening tip in Wednesday’s Game 2.
Love shot just 3-for-8 from the field Sunday, finishing with nine points and 17 rebounds. He too says he needs to sharpen his approach in Game 2.
“I think part of it is on me just to be more aggressive, to get post touches,” Love said. “Sometimes I fall into my own trap of just spacing everybody. That allows other guys to get downhill, Bron to play his game. But I think just mixing it up even when he’s not in the game, getting in the post a little bit more, getting offensive rebounds, getting more touches in there, not even to shoot it in some cases, but just to feel the ball down there and guys to maybe get different looks in two-man game or in second-side action. That’s partially on me too with just coming out and attacking first and being more aggressive.”
Lue was asked again Tuesday about any potential lineup changes, but he would not reveal what he has planned.
“That’s a fair question,” Lue said. “But I’m not telling you, again. But I like the question.”
It appeared like a lineup change could be necessary with Lue saying starting point guard George Hill’s back was stiff Monday from a screen set by Indiana’s Trevor Booker. nike football nfl jerseys But the Cavs’ injury report was blank on Tuesday, meaning that Hill’s back and Kyle Korver’s sore right foot are not expected to limit either player from giving it a go in Game 2.