If you watched Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, you probably didn’t recognize the Warriors offense that was playing. Golden State was totally out of rhythm, missing shot after shot and struggling to move the ball.
Credit the Cavaliers’ defense for a lot of that. Cleveland’s squad has stepped up its play tremendously on that end of the floor in the postseason, partially due to the injuries of offensive-minded stars Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving. Their absences have pushed better defenders into the starting lineup and forced the Cavaliers to play hard on the less glamorous end to make up for their offensive deficiencies.
But there are still a few things the Warriors can do on their end to regain their scoring mojo. Let’s look at three of them.