In finishing off the Portland Trail Blazers, the Golden State Warriors took 29 free throws, making 25 for an 86% clip. Going up 3-2 over Miami, the Raptors shot 22-of-26 from the line, about 85%. Sending the overmatched Atlanta Hawks packing in a 100-99 Game 4 win, the Cleveland Cavaliers shot a total of 13 free throws, making 8 for a 61.5% average. In Game 2 with 27 the Cavs shot twice as many free throws, making just 16 for 59%. In Game 2 they shot 23 free throws and made 16.
Of the 16 teams that have played the 2016 playoffs, the Cavaliers rank 15th in free throw attempts at 18.9 per game. Of the teams that remain, the Cavs are the only team that averages less than 21 FTA per game, more than two less than the next best Spurs. The Thunder is averaging 26.4 FTA and the Warriors 24.9. Of the teams remaining Cleveland also ranks last in free throw percentage, making 68.9% of their attempts. It hasn’t hurt them so far.