The Golden State Warriors will be looking to put the nail in the coffin and finish the Cavs early in the game. The Oakland fans will be electrified and this will be a hostile environment for the Cavalier team. So it will be important for LeBron to start the game off aggressive and looking to score. He is known to have a “pass-first” mentality but will need to keep the game close early. The last thing the Cavs want is to dig themselves a hole early to climb out of.
2) Long Range:
LeBron has been averaging a triple-double for the series and has been scoring a lot in the paint. The Warriors will likely pack the painted area, so it is important for him to consistently score from distance. He is truly an unstoppable force when his jumper is falling, this will then open up things in the paint for other players as well. He is shooting a shade under 40% for the series from behind the arc but he will need to be closer to 45-50% to really put pressure on the Warrior defense.
1) Fourth Quarter:
LeBron James has been criticized for his fourth quarter scoring for a while now and one of his major mistakes is he waits too long to become aggressive. He needs to get some shots up early in the quarter to build confidence and get into rhythm. If he waits until halfway through the fourth to get going he is cutting down on his opportunities to take over the game. Approaching the game with a scorers mentality is the key to winning, the assists and rebounds will come but being relentless on the offensive end is the key to success.