1. Make more 3’s
The Cavs absolutely, positively cannot go cold from downtown like the Rockets did in the Western Conference Finals.
The Cavs have shooters, and they’ve got to be better than they were in the Eastern Finals.
Cleveland made more than 10 3-pointers just once during the conference finals, which makes it even more surprising the Cavs were able to walk away with a trophy.
For the Cavs to shock the world, Cleveland’s got to at least be as good as they were during the regular season, when they were converting an average of 12 3-pointers per game.
The wildcard is Kevin Love, who’s been lost from beyond-the-arc this postseason.
Love shot under 27 percent during the conference finals, and he’s just under 35 percent for the playoffs.
His availably for the playoffs is still unknown, but Love’s got to be better from downtown for the Cavs to have a chance. Love must make buckets and rebound. It’s the only way you can justify having him on the floor because he’s such a liability defensively.