6 Keys For The Cavs To Win The NBA Finals
3. Stay Out Of Foul Trouble
Speaking of giving away free points, the Cavs will also need to stay out of foul trouble. Luckily, they won’t be facing James Harden, who is one of the best in the league at drawing contact. On the other hand, they’ll be facing a team who shot 77% from the line in the regular season and hitting 14.8 free throws per game in the postseason. The Hawks averaged 21.5 free throw attempts against the Cavs in the ECF and came away with 66 points from the charity strike. If the Cavs can limit their fouls and any exrtra free points, they should be in good shape to win the Finals. On the other end, the Cavs need to draw some fouls. Klay Thompson got in early foul trouble against the Rockets in Game 5, and was limited to 22 minutes. The Cavs have been able to average 26 free throws per game, and are shooting 75.5% from the stripe. Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut are at the top of the list for personal fouls, both averaging 4 in the postseason. If the Cavs can push the Warriors into foul trouble early, they can get some free points and cause the Warriors to look to their bench.
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