The Cavs find themselves in a familiar position heading into game three of the NBA Finals. They are down 0-2 and heading back to Cleveland for a critical game three against the Golden State Warriors. The Cavs have lacked the offensive firepower to keep up with the Warriors, as they haven't gotten contributions from all their key players.

LeBron James has been playing well, but even that hasn't resulted in much success against the star-studded Warriors team. LeBron James acknowledges that his team made strides in game two, but they need to play much better if they want to make this series competitive.

We must do better

LeBron James wasn't solely focused on the negatives after the game two loss. He gave the Cavs credit for being more physical and causing the Warriors to make turnovers, but he still ended up saying they need to be better. He told reporters that the Cavs were "Much more physical today than we were in Game 1. And we forced them to 20 turnovers, and they still beat us pretty good. So we got to be much better too."

James and the Cavs gave the Warriors all they could handle in the first half, playing good defense and causing Golden State to commit turnovers. The third quarter is where things fell apart for Cleveland as the Warriors were scorching hot from three-point land. The Cavs couldn't keep up and the result was the game being blown open.

The Cavs did score more points, however, scoring 113 compared to their 91 in game one. The offense was clicking, now all they must worry about is the defense.

Others must step up

One reason for the Cavs being in a 0-2 hole could be credited to the lack of help LeBron James has been getting. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving have done the best to aid James, but the rest of the team has been non-existent.

Tristian Thompson hasn't made the impact he made in the first two Finals, failing to achieve double-digit points or rebounds in both games. He commented on his struggles, saying to reporters, "They're doing a good job of sending two or three guys to box me out. This quote coming from ESPN.

Kyrie Irving played well in game one but struggled in game two, scoring 19 on an 8-23 shooting night.

Kyrie sees the Warriors aren't letting him beat them as he told reporters per ESPN, "I'm just seeing a lot of bodies. They're bringing a few extra bodies to crowd the lane."

Other players like J.R. Smith, Kyle Korver, and Deron Williams haven't shown up. They all haven't found their shot this series so maybe having some home cooking could help them. Game three is a critical game, as the series is pretty much over if the Cavs go down 0-3. The Cavs have been in this spot before and ended up as champions but this year is much harder. See how the Cavs fair in game three at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.