Nick Wright unveils what LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers need to do to beat the Warriors

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In his discussion with Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe, Nick Wright reacts to the Warriors defeating the Cavaliers 118-108, detailing what LeBron James and the Cavs need to do to defeat Kevin Durant and the rest of Golden State's squad.

NICK WRIGHT: For the Cavs to beat the Warriors-- and the Warriors have now won, if my math is correct, seven of the last eight against Cleveland-- for the Cavs to beat the Warriors, one thing has to happen, and then a few other things do. But the first thing that has to happen is, LeBron has to be transcendent. LeBron's got to do what he did in the final three games of the 2016 finals. He's got to be a guy that gives you like 36, 12, and 10 in order for them to win.

Last night LeBron was good. He had 32, 8, and 6, the four blocks we talked about. But he also had eight turnovers. And he was careless with the ball at times. And, I mean, it was a good basketball game, but it was not a, oh my god, this is a performance for the ages.

The Cavs have never beaten the Warriors in a game that mattered without LeBron having an, oh my god, this a performance for the ages performance.

So the question is, can you do that four times in seven games come June? So just I think that needs to be a given.

But I also think people need to start to acknowledge this Cleveland team, whether you like it or not, clearly toggles the on/ off switch.

CC, if the Cavs played the way they had played the last two weeks, they'd have got beat by 35 points, right?

Like-- and I know they ended up losing by 10. They had a terrible cold streak to start the fourth quarter when LeBron was on the bench.

This game was tied 93-93 early in the fourth. And then the Cavs, I believe, went two of 15th in the field. And that's what allowed the game to get blown open, and the Warriors ended up walking to a victory.

Like the Cavs clearly are it-- were in an almost a self-induced lull. I think they showed last night they can snap out of it.

Now, the concern is if you watched Isaiah Thomas, man, Isaiah, you hope right now when you're watching him that he's just out of shape and that he's just not fully healthy, because if the new normal for Isaiah Thomas is that he lost a step due to the hip injury that he will not get back, then all of a sudden, if he's not an explosive player at his height, it's a real problem.

Jae-- they traded the second best player on their team for a pick, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas. Crowder's been bad. Isaiah Thomas last time, I believe, was 5 of 21 from the field, 8 of 21 from the field. And he has struggled mightily the last-- the last three games he's 13 to 47.

That's a concern point if he doesn't get better. But you saw last night that Cleveland can ratchet it up when they want to.