Cavs News: Cleveland May Make Lineup Changes Following Game 1 Loss

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost a first-round game for the first time in eight years in Sunday's 98-80 loss to the Indiana Pacers, and their lackluster performance may lead to some lineup changes prior to Game 2.

"We're looking at it but I'm not going to talk about it," Lue said after Monday.

LeBron James, who had 24 of the starting lineup's 49 points, was the only starter to scored in double-figures as Cleveland shot just 38.5 percent from the floor in the game - including a terrible 8/34 (23.5 percent) from three-point range.

Meanwhile, JR Smith chipped in 15 points off the bench and both he and Tristan Thompson, who played in just two minutes in Game 1, could be back in the lineup.

"We've been talking about it as a staff," Lue said. "I just know those guys have been through everything with us the last four years and we won a championship, went to three finals. Tristan and J.R. played a big part of that. We understand that and trust me, we know that."

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Lue also said Cleveland needs LeBron to raise his game even more and to make a statement early.

"He has to be aggressive and set the tone early," Lue said. "Especially for these new guys, bringing these guys along. He understood that but once again, he's always a guy trying to get his teammates off early, get them guys going, then try to feel the game out. But be ready to set a tone."

Game 2 is set for Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

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