Tyronn Lue has sought to match Golden State's famous Small Ball Death Squad with an equally small lineup featuring Love and Lebron James at center and power forward, allowing the Cavs to hide Love on Andrew Bogut or Festus Ezeli.
But Love hasn't been able to defend the rim well enough or defend the perimeter well enough to work.
A win, and they're back in business for a long series.
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have yet to have the type of explosive scoring game they're known for, and the defense has absolutely silenced Cleveland dating back to last year's Finals. And in every one of those four games, the Warriors were playing their first road game of the series. We'll know if game three is a fluke or a curse Wednesday night.