"We have to ramp it up," Smith said, according to ESPN.com's Dave McMenamin. "We're playing too slow. We're making Bron play hero ball, which is tough to do, especially in the Eastern Conference Finals. We got to help him. With that said, we have to give him an opportunity to make him feel confident to give us the ball so we can make the right plays. We got to help him and he's got to help us."
Through two games against the Boston Celtics, James has been Cleveland's most productive player by a significant margin.
In 37.4 minutes per game, the 33-year-old is averaging 28.5 points, 10.5 assists and 8.5 rebounds while shooting 46.7 percent from the field. The only other Cavaliers player who's played in both Eastern Conference Finals games and registered at least 10 points a night is Kevin Love (19.5 PPG).
Smith, meanwhile, has scored four points on 2-of-16 shooting (0-of-7 from three) to this point in the series.
But with a record of 5-1 at home since the postseason started, it won't be surprising if the Cavaliers can regain their footing and find some balance when Game 3 gets underway Saturday night.