Lue: Cavs Not Going to Change Style Vs Warriors, ‘we Have to Play Fast'

On Tuesday, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue was asked about the pace of play so far in the Finals.

"We have to play fast. That's our game," Lue told reporters. "You saw it early in the first half -- when LeBron is able to attack and get downhill with the floor open -- that's when we're at our best. If they help, kicking it out for 3s.

"We want to play with a pace, but to play with pace, you gotta get stops. When we get stops, we want to get out and run, we want to play with pace and we want to attack early."

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During the regular season, the Warriors were fourth in the NBA in pace (102.24), while the Cavs were 16th (98.38).

In Game 1, the pace was 102.52 and the Warriors outscored the Cavs 27-9 in fastbreak points. Golden State scored 21 points off 20 Cleveland turnovers.

In Game 2, the pace was 108.46 and the fastbreak points were practically even -- 31 to 30 in favor of the Warriors.

Golden State helped Cleveland out by turning the ball over 13 times in the first half, and the Cavs registered 17 points off those giveaways.

The Warriors only coughed it up three times in the third quarter, and turned a 67-64 halftime lead into a 102-88 advantage heading into the fourth quarter.

"We just have to take care of the basketball," Lue emphasized, despite the fact the Cavs only committed nine turnovers in Game 2. "Taking good shots when you're playing with pace. And not turning the basketball over; letting them get out in transition.

"We're not gonna change our game because of who we're playing. I'm confident that we can play that way. We did it last year when a lot of people said we couldn't. But that's our game. That's who we are.

"And we're not gonna change just because we're playing Golden State."

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller

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