PBT Extra: Cavaliers’ role players need to step up at home to make Finals competitive


LeBron James has been fantastic these Finals. He could use a glass of wine, but he’s been amazing.

His teammates, however…

That’s at the heart of this PBT Extra. Back home for Game 3, LeBron is going to need a lot more help from Tristan Thompson, Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith and on down the line if they are going to make these Finals competitive. And that effort has to come first on the defensive end, where the Cavs have been torched by the Warriors for two games in a row.