Leaning less on LeBron
Not only are the Cavs averaging a meager 88.5 points per game this series, but also 32 percent of that offensive production is coming from LeBron James (28.5 PPG). Kevin Love (19.5 PPG) is the only other double-digit scorer in the starting lineup, and Jordan Clarkson (10 PPG) is the only other double-digit scorer on the roster.
Contributions need to be more widespread moving forward.
JR Smith, Jeff Green and George Hill – three veteran presences who all have substantial playoff experience – are shooting a combined 25 percent (8-for-32) from the field and 13.3 percent (2-for-15) from beyond the perimeter in the ECF. Rodney Hood is averaging 6.5 points per game during that span, a fraction of his regular season average (14.7 PPG).
Only James, Love and Tristan Thompson have exceeded their regular season averages on the offensive end of the floor.
John Alfes has covered Cleveland sports since August of 2016. Follow him on Twitter @JohnAlfes for breaking news and in-depth coverage all season long.
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