On Tuesday, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue made it clear what style of play he wants to see from his team in the NBA Finals.
"We're not going to slow the ball down and be at ease," Lue told reporters. "We're going to push the pace, try to get easy baskets early in transition but make sure we're taking good shots."
What does Warriors backup point guard Shaun Livingston think about that?
"Music. Music. What comes to my mind is music to my ears," Livingston declared before practice.
Lue replaced fired coach David Blatt in late January.
Cleveland lost Lue's first game at the helm, 96-83.
"The vision I have for this team, I think we got to play faster," Lue said after the defeat. "I think we have to utilize Kyrie's [Irving] and LeBron's [James] one-on-one ability in transition, open the floor more ... We just haven't been accustomed to playing that way.
"So, something new. I have to do a better job to get us in better shape."
Of the 16 playoff teams, the Cavs are averaging 91.35 possessions per 48 minutes -- 14th most.
The Warriors are No. 1 in pace -- 101.67 possessions per 48 minutes.
Despite being near the bottom in pace, Cleveland is averaging 116.2 points per 100 possessions, the best mark by far.
That's in large part because they are making 14.4 3-pointers per contest, while shooting a remarkable 43.4 percent from deep.
The Warriors are second in offensive rating (109.8) second in treys per game (12.5) and third in 3-point percentage (40.3).
Livingston wants every game to be an uptempo barn-burner.
"It makes you want to dance because you know, that's my game," Livingston said. "So hopefully I get a chance to play a lot more."