Tyronn Lue explains what he's expecting from LeBron James in game two

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for an answer to the Golden State Warriors' questions ahead of game two of the NBA Finals.

Despite Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combining for just 20 points, Cleveland out-rebounding their opponents 47-41, scoring most fastbreak points and going to the free throw line more times, they still lost by 15 points as the Warriors' bench dominated.

LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love may have scored a combined total of 66 points but it was not enough as the Cavs fell 104-89 at the Oracle Arena.

Ahead of Sunday night's second instalment, head coach Tyronn Lue left no doubts over what he is looking for from his offence and, in particular, James as they look to level the series before heading back to Ohio.

He said: "I just told LeBron I need him to play faster. I need him to pick up the pace for us offensively, getting the ball out and just beginning to play faster."

Cleveland certainly need something to change if they are to take anything away from their stay in the Bay Area. There are many things that they can do better but a lot of that will come on the defensive end.

They nullified the threat of the Splash Brothers, restricting them to their lowest total of the season, however - as the Dubs showed - they run extremely deep.

The worrying sign will be that the backcourt duo very rarely have two consecutive quiet games. Picking up the pace of offence may help, but they need a lot of work on the other end to level the series.

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