3 things the Cleveland Cavaliers must fix heading into Game 2

The Cleveland Cavaliers were brought back down to earth in game one of the NBA Finals after running through a rather easy eastern conference. Now they have a crucial game two that's a must win if they want to have a chance at repeating as champs. Here are a couple of things they could do better in game to even the series.

First they can eliminate turnovers, which took them out of the game and gave the Warriors a clean run at a blowout in game one. The Cavs must secure the ball more in the next game by playing more team ball instead of "hero" ball, they will have to play not to lose the game. Turnovers caused too many fast break points which they couldn't recover from in the end. They had 20 turnovers which led to fast break points and open shots.

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Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

They also have to play more aggressive defensively, meaning they have to lock down more on man to man. Cleveland gave up too many open looks to Curry and Durant, which they capitalized on either from long range or in the paint. Durant had a game high 38 as he tore the Cavs defense a new one, by dunking on open looks to the rim. Curry added 28 and hit clutch shots in the second half they put the dagger in the Cavs hopes.

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Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland needs more firepower on offense meaning the rest of the team has to step up, including the bench. LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love combined for 77 of the Cavs 91 points. JR Smith only scored 3 points in 28 minutes while Tristan Thompson didn't score and only had 4 rebounds in 22 minutes on the floor. The rest of the team has to up the intensity on both sides of they want to remain in the series.

If LeBron is to have a chance he will have to show his leadership skills and rally the troops. The warriors came to play and they are still undefeated in the postseason, so if Cleveland is to have a chance then game two is a must win.

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