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Brutus Buckeye

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #42 on: May 16, 2018, 09:17:45 AM »

The lower seeded team only has to hold serve at home and steal one on the road. 

That game plan remains intact, even after the inauspicious start. 

Now if they drop one of these next two home games, then yeah. Stick a fork in 'em, they're done. 

But until that happens, it is shaping up to be a seven gamer. 
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2018, 09:41:19 AM »
Seems likes Boston's length is bothering the perimeter guys for the Cavs.  Shooting 15 percent from 3 in the first game, and non Lebron guys going 25% in the second.  Cavs can't win if the role players aren't playing their roles.

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2018, 11:00:54 PM »
Cavs emerge from a nail biter 116-86
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1979, 81, 82, 84, 87, 94, 98
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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #45 on: May 20, 2018, 07:39:02 AM »
Cavs other guys make an appearance, play some defense, make some shots.  

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #46 on: May 20, 2018, 06:06:48 PM »
Cavs other guys make an appearance, play some defense, make some shots.  
That is the key.  I strongly believe that LeBron is the GOAT, but LeBron can't beat Boston (and he certainly can't beat Houston/GS) all by himself.  The "Cavs other guys" have to do something.  

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2018, 09:02:47 PM »
That is the key.  I strongly believe that LeBron is the GOAT, but LeBron can't beat Boston (and he certainly can't beat Houston/GS) all by himself.  The "Cavs other guys" have to do something.  
I agree he's the GOAT, which I is why I disagree that he can't beat Boston alone.   Boston without their two best players is the easiest opponent Cleveland has faced in the playoffs to date.

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2018, 10:02:11 AM »
I agree he's the GOAT, which I is why I disagree that he can't beat Boston alone.   Boston without their two best players is the easiest opponent Cleveland has faced in the playoffs to date.
You should be right and frankly I expected the Cavs to cruise past the Celtics but the first two games certainly did not back that up.  In Game #2 specifically:
LeBron had 42 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds and the Cavs lost by 13.  It would be crazy to ask for MORE than that from LeBron but the problem was that the other Cavs had:
  • Love had 22 points in 35 mins
  • Thompson had 8 points in 30 mins
  • Hill had 3 points in 33 mins
  • Smith had -0- points in 27 mins
  • Nance had -0- points in 11 mins
  • Green had 6 points in 28 mins
  • Osman had -0- points in 2 mins
  • Calderon had -0- points in 2 mins
  • Korver had 11 points in 21 mins
  • Hood had 2 points in 11 mins
The obvious problem here is that Hill, Smith, and Nance played a combined total of 71 minutes and had only three more points than I scored from my barstool.  

In the blowout win in Game #3 LeBron scored 27 (15 less than Game #2) and Love scored 13 (9 less than Game #2) but the other guys contributed and the Cavs cruised:
  • Thompson had 10, +2 vs Game #2
  • Hill had 13, +10
  • Smith had 11, +11
  • Nance had 8, +8

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2018, 11:20:15 PM »
Cavs win game 4 111-102

Series knotted up at 2-2

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WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2018, 09:40:52 AM »
Rockets win game 4  95-92

Series knotted up at 2-2

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2018, 09:48:44 AM »
1919, 20, 21, 28, 29, 31, 34, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44
WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #52 on: May 25, 2018, 11:07:06 PM »

Cavs take game six 109-97
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WWH: 1952, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75
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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2018, 01:30:45 AM »
Both series going to game 7, and everyone belly aching about the refs. Seems like the NBA operating par for the course. 

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #54 on: May 27, 2018, 10:37:34 AM »
I didn't see much for the Rockets to complain about.  They stopped running offense in the second half and everyone just stood around and watched James Harden dribble.  It was as pathetic a second half as I've seen a team play.

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Re: NBA Playoffs
« Reply #55 on: May 27, 2018, 01:49:33 PM »
He had to burn soe energy somewhere, and per usual it certainly wasn't going to be on defense.

 

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