The Golden State Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2, losing home court advantage in the NBA Finals. With the series tied 1-1, the Warriors desperately need to regain the upper hand in Cleveland. Here are three things they need to do to win Game 3:
Golden State shot just 37 percent from long range in Game 1 and a measly 22 percent in Game 2. The Warriors use the long ball as the biggest weapon in their offense, shooting over 40 percent from long range during the season. They need to get back to shooting that well - or better - for them to win Game 3.
Curry's atrocious 5/23 shooting night - including 2/15 from three-point land - in Game 2 can be chalked up to a bad shooting night, but his 0/8 shooting stats while being guarded by Matthew Dellavedova is troubling. Every team struggles when their best player is struggling, and Curry is the engine that drives Golden State's high-powered offense. He needs to bounce back in the big way for the Warriors to win.
This is a monumental task, but Golden State HAS to limit LeBron James' effectiveness. He's averaging 41.5 points, 12 rebounds, and 8.5 assists through the first two games of the Finals and is carrying the Cavs on his back. The Warriors have limited his efficiency as he's shooting just 29/72 in the series - now they just have to limit his production.
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