McGee to start for Warriors in Finals Game 2
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 04, 2018 07:41 AM
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) talks with center JaVale McGee (1) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The Golden State Warriors, despite winning Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, made the first tweak to the starting units, swapping out Kevon Looney in favor of JaVale McGee at the center spot, the team announced prior to Game 2.
Klay in; Iggy out; JaVale starting for Game 2 pic.twitter.com/mvPClHTXa5— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) June 3, 2018
The rest of the starting five remains intact, with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in the backcourt, and Draymond Gree and Kevin Durant up front.
The Cleveland Cavaliers also announced that they will roll with the same starting unit as Game 1: LeBron James, George Hill, JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, and Kevin Love.
McGee played just six minutes to begin the third period, logging four points on a 2-of-3 clip, one rebound, and one block.
Looney figured in 25 minutes in Game 1 and produced eight points on 4-of-5 shooting, four rebounds, and a steal.