Two times the Cavaliers opened a quarter with two of the Big 3 on the bench, and both times found themselves falling into a hole. It happened at the start of the second quarter, and once again in the fourth. One minute into the final period the Cavs trailed by 7, before Ty Lue called a timeout and sent the big guns back in. Obviously they recovered, but it’ll be interesting to see how Lue handles the timing of going to the bench in Game 2.
Channing Frye was the odd man out in Game 1, as Tyronn Lue elected to go small, put Kevin Love at center and force Pistons big man and rebounder extraordinaire Andre Drummond out to the 3-pt arc to chase Love around.
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