Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue insists he will not change his side’s style of play despite their poor start to the NBA Finals.
The Cavs have lost the opening two matches of the best-of-seven series against Golden State Warriors, succumbing to a 132-113 defeat at the Oracle Arena on Sunday.
Despite their struggles, Lue insists his side will adopt their usual attacking approach during Game Three at the Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday, although he concedes they cannot afford to lose possession as cheaply as they have been doing.
“I think taking good shots when we’re playing with pace and not turning the basketball over, letting them get out in transition,” Lue said.
“So, that’s our game. We’re not going to change our game because of who we’re playing.”
Cleveland were 3-1 down when they met Golden State in last year’s Finals, but they managed to turn that deficit around to win the series 4-3, and Lue sees no reason why his side cannot repeat that trick this year.
“I’m confident that we can play that way, and we did it last year, the 40-year-old continued. ” A lot of people said we couldn’t. But that’s our game.
That’s who we are. And we’re not going to change just pause we’re playing Golden State.”
The Cavs are priced at 2.38 to secure a much-needed victory on Wednesday, while Golden State are available at 1.61 to open up what would be an almost unassailable 3-0 lead in the series.