Cleveland entered the playoffs in April with a bottom-10 defense and issues with its roster that hadn’t been remedied. By May, the Cavs found ways to ramp up their defensive intensity, but a bigger problem was looming.
In a 113-91 loss in Game 1, everything unraveled on the defensive end, and there was little LeBron James could do about it?
Why? Because it was James’ defense that was the Cavaliers’ biggest problem.
On this segment of Bay Area Sports Insiders, Courtney Cronin, Tim Kawakami and Anthony Slater detail how Golden State exploited Cleveland’s defensive woes, how the Cavs will aim to guard the Warriors differently in Game 2 and why (with so much of a load already) everything rests on the shoulders of James.