Cavs not making any lineup changes for Game 3 of the Finals

J.R. Smith

J.R. Smith

The Cleveland Cavaliers, down 2-0 after blowout losses to the Golden State Warriors, may switch up their starting lineup for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

JR hit his first shot of the Finals, a contested corner three, but hasn't nailed a shot since, going 1-from-6 from the field and 1-from-4 from three through two games. "So you've got to try to focus on the next game and your job and what you can do to help your team be successful", James said.

A Cavs source told ESPN following Game 2 that the team would consider starting Iman Shumpert over Smith after Shumpert had some success guarding Kevin Durant and played aggressively on offense.

So bottom line the Cavs grand plan for Game 3 seems to be play better and feed off the crowd.

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Trailing Golden State 2-0 in the best-of-seven championship series, the Cavs come home after two lopsided road losses hoping for a repeat of a year ago, when a game-three win set the stage for the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history. Cleveland wouldn't have been able to win either of the first two games with Shumpert in Smith's place, but a shakeup might have had some positive effect. Shumpert definitely has been a better defender but is so limited offensively that Smith still may be a better gamble.

"I don't care. If we win, it doesn't matter to me", Smith said. A main issue has been their shabby shooting from long range in the first two games. When Jefferson got out of the auto, the man said, "We're going to be partying on Saturday".

There you have it from the defiant Cavs, down 2-0 to the Warriors in the NBA Finals. "We'll see how it goes". We play our game. Deron Williams played 33 minutes without scoring a single point. "I just think that against this team you have to score the basketball". "We have won a lot of games playing the way we play, so we're not going to change".

After going through the comforts of home spiel - familiar routine, familiar locker room, familiar accessories within the locker room - Jefferson got down to the guts of what it means to play at home telling a story about being at a gas station earlier in the day when a fan out of the blue walked up to his vehicle to offer his support. He is not the only role player struggling.

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