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Warriors prove too much for Cavs down the stretch; three takeaways

2. Not enough offensive threats

Down the stretch the Cavs just didn’t have enough offensive diversity needed to take out a team as talented and as poised as the Warriors.

The Cavs had four players score in double-figures for the night (James-32, Thomas-19, Love-17, Dwyane Wade-10), but in the fourth quarter James scored six points and Thomas scored four while the rest of the Cavs added only seven more.

Even Thomas still wasn’t as efficient as he could be, ending the game at 8-of-21.

The Cavs need production from guys like Jae Crowder (seven points, scoreless in the fourth), J.R. Smith (eight points, scoreless in the fourth), Jeff Green (six points, scoreless in the fourth), Kyle Korver (three points, scoreless in the fourth) and Tristan Thompson (three points).

Without that diversity, the Cavs are dead in the water against a team like Golden State, with too much playmaking pressure put on James and Thomas.

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Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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