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Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 08:16 PM
Bout 45 minutes to tip.
Must win for Cleveland tonight probably. IDK what else to think about this game, hard to imagine Lebron doing well if SA's help D is on like they were in Game 1. Lebron was able to get by Bowen, but Duncan and Co. were devastating around the rim.

Shade
06-10-2007, 08:23 PM
SA will win.

Lord Helmet
06-10-2007, 08:24 PM
Cavaliers will win tonight.

LeBron goes off for 35.

Shade
06-10-2007, 08:49 PM
Oh. My. God.

Shaq has a weight-loss show for kids coming out. The irony just lands on your head and craps in your face, doesn't it? :eek:

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 08:57 PM
Oh. My. God.

Shaq has a weight-loss show for kids coming out. The irony just lands on your head and craps in your face, doesn't it? :eek:

IDK about you, but I can't wait.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 09:11 PM
Lebron just picked up two fouls in the first three minutes. IOW, Cavs are screwed.

Shade
06-10-2007, 09:12 PM
Lebron just picked up two fouls in the first three minutes. IOW, Cavs are screwed.

Yup. It's all in Boobie's hands now.

:D

Shade
06-10-2007, 09:14 PM
Was LeBron crying? He looked sad and I swore I saw a thin stream of something clear along the left side of his face.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 09:15 PM
Cavs are looking like they don't think they can win.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 09:23 PM
BOOOBIE!!!!

Cavs on a 7-0 run without Bron.

Sollozzo
06-10-2007, 09:30 PM
Was LeBron crying? He looked sad and I swore I saw a thin stream of something clear along the left side of his face.

Uhh....Sweat?

Shade
06-10-2007, 09:31 PM
Uhh....Sweat?

LeBron is so hardcore he sweats from his eyes and cries from his armpits. :devil:

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 09:32 PM
This game is sooo over.

Shade
06-10-2007, 09:32 PM
The Spurs are putting the hammer down.

ajbry
06-10-2007, 09:48 PM
Did JVG disappear during that last sequence or what?

Well, that would make two people that have disappeared, the first being LeBron.

Shade
06-10-2007, 09:52 PM
This series is sooo over.

Fixed.

idioteque
06-10-2007, 09:52 PM
8:43 in the second: Bout time LeBron makes a move to the basket, but he airballs the free throw? Nothing has gone right for Cleveland early.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Fixed.

Damn it I was just about to do that. :)

LoneGranger33
06-10-2007, 09:53 PM
James White is gonna get a ring!

idioteque
06-10-2007, 09:54 PM
lol no series is over with seven minutes to go in game two. A six point run or so by the Cavs and this game is interesting again.

idioteque
06-10-2007, 09:55 PM
Boobie with the jump shot!

Sollozzo
06-10-2007, 09:58 PM
First of all, this game isn't over.

Second of all, is everyone forgetting the Cavs were down 0-2 to the Pistons. We all know how good Cleveland plays at home.

idioteque
06-10-2007, 10:01 PM
First of all, this game isn't over.

Second of all, is everyone forgetting the Cavs were down 0-2 to the Pistons. We all know how good Cleveland plays at home.

True but they're gonna have to win one on the road in order to win the series. I am behind Cleveland because I always root for the team in our Conference in the finals (except during the Knick years) but I see it much more likely that SA wins one at Cleveland than the other way around.

idioteque
06-10-2007, 10:04 PM
I've been watching Snow in this game since it has been suggested on this board that we could get him in the offseason. He is actually a better distributor than I thought, but for the time he's been in he's been absolutely eaten alive on defense. I know it's Tony Parker, but still.

I guess if he does come in we can just hope that Harter masks his defensive inefficiencies as much as possible.

LoneGranger33
06-10-2007, 10:14 PM
Can't wait for that Cavemen show...
Is Greg Oden starring in it? Is that why they are advertising it alongside the NBA Finals?

Shade
06-10-2007, 10:16 PM
First of all, this game isn't over.

Second of all, is everyone forgetting the Cavs were down 0-2 to the Pistons. We all know how good Cleveland plays at home.

That's completely different. The Cavs match up well with the Pistons. They don't with the Spurs. Not even close.

Shade
06-10-2007, 10:19 PM
This is turning into a massacre. A mmmmmmaaaaassssaaaaaaacccccrrrreeeee!!!!!

http://cristal.inria.fr/~harley/ecdl3/pics/beavis.gif

kidthecat
06-10-2007, 10:22 PM
I can totally see why casual fans don't watch this. Here's to hoping for no more of this in the next decade.

Shade
06-10-2007, 10:24 PM
Well, at least the Pistons aren't in it. :shrug:

Shade
06-10-2007, 10:27 PM
The Cavs need to move Larry Hughes and get a quality PG.

idioteque
06-10-2007, 10:28 PM
This is an embarassment to the EC right now. Honestly I'd rather have the Pistons in there, because if they didn't play complacent, they'd at least put up a fight.

I almost always root for the EC team no matter what.

Plus, I am ****ing tired of hearing how hot Eva Longoria is. And I do acknowledge that she is pretty hot, but wasn't she the side story of like, the 2004 Finals? And we have to hear about her again? Is this really all the NBA has?

idioteque
06-10-2007, 10:30 PM
The Cavs need to move Larry Hughes and get a quality PG.

If they can move that huge contract, I'll be surprised.

The Cavs intended for Hughes to be a sort of Pippen to LeBron's Jordan. I think they've been sorely disappointed.

Naptown_Seth
06-10-2007, 10:36 PM
Well, at least the Pistons aren't in it. :shrug:
Neither are the Cavs

:rimshot:

Big Smooth
06-10-2007, 10:38 PM
First of all, this game isn't over.

Second of all, is everyone forgetting the Cavs were down 0-2 to the Pistons. We all know how good Cleveland plays at home.

Yeah but Detroit trailed a lot in both of those first two games and squeaked out a pair of 3 point victories. In those cases, you could see that Cleveland was playing very competitively with them and could still have some hope. San Antonio is just too much for the Cleveland right now. Neither game has been all that close.

I'll be surprised if the Cavs win more than one game in this series.

Kegboy
06-10-2007, 10:43 PM
Well, Shaq got swept in his first Finals. Of course, he had Nick Anderson to blame.

Naptown_Seth
06-10-2007, 10:46 PM
BTW, for all the griping about JO that goes on around here in terms of low post play and how the ball goes through him, the Spurs do the exact same thing. The difference is that guys OFF THE BALL freaking move and space in order to force the defense to do something, which in turn creates passing opportunities for Duncan to kick out (or in if its the high post).

But Duncan touches the ball basically every single trip. Last year in defense of JO I went through a whole Tivo of a game and JO didn't even TOUCH the ball half the time. I don't mean shot, I mean ball in hands kinda touch.

It's not that Rick was slow-down, it's that the rest of the team went deer-in-headlights whenever JO touched it.


Also it wouldn't hurt if Tinsley could score the ball as well as Parker. The moves he makes, the types of plays and shots he runs are identical IMO. But when the jumper or layup goes up from TP it goes in at a nice rate instead of some horrid 40% thing.

Lord Helmet
06-10-2007, 10:52 PM
This is turning into a massacre. A mmmmmmaaaaassssaaaaaaacccccrrrreeeee!!!!!

http://cristal.inria.fr/%7Eharley/ecdl3/pics/beavis.gif
Best post ever. :laugh:

Shade
06-10-2007, 11:02 PM
This is not "Detroit." This is the San Antonio SPURS!

Ouch.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:09 PM
This is downright embarrassing.

Lord Helmet
06-10-2007, 11:22 PM
GO CAVS!

Pig Nash
06-10-2007, 11:27 PM
Your cheering for a lost cause my friend.

Robertmto
06-10-2007, 11:29 PM
Come on 7.5 points...come on 7.5 points...

Shade
06-10-2007, 11:30 PM
Your cheering for a lost cause my friend.

Or not. Down to 9 with over 5 minutes left. :eek:

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:30 PM
Holy crap.

Robertmto
06-10-2007, 11:32 PM
God must owe Tony a favor or somethin

Coop
06-10-2007, 11:34 PM
LeBron has a funny look in his eyes right now. I'd be scared if I was SA.

BTW, Parker just took about 5 steps and didn't get called for travel. NBA refs stink

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:35 PM
LEBRON JUST GOT MURDERED.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:36 PM
BOOBIE

Naptown_Seth
06-10-2007, 11:37 PM
The problem for teams making comebacks is running out of juice.

However if I were the Spurs and saw what happened in the ECF I'd want to make a point to push the lead back up to send a statement. If this ends under 10 the Cavs are going to feel very confident.

However bump it back up to 18 and the comeback won't feel nearly as good.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:38 PM
Ginobli is such a whore.

Coop
06-10-2007, 11:38 PM
Retract my previous post. This one is over :(

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:39 PM
BOOBIE!

Naptown_Seth
06-10-2007, 11:39 PM
The Spurs finally stopped hesitating. Parker had passed up a shot or two and that time it looked like for a second they weren't going to make that skip pass to the wide open Manu. Luckily for SA they did.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:39 PM
Huge play from Duncan.

Trader Joe
06-10-2007, 11:40 PM
FLOPPER COLLISION!!! VAREJAO DEFEATS MANU

Naptown_Seth
06-10-2007, 11:45 PM
I agree with JVG on this one, this actually helps the Spurs because a big part of what happened was them getting off their game plan and losing some intensity. Now complacence just went out the door and Pop has big time locker room ammo to keep them attentive to his game 3 scheme.

I mean ultimately the Spurs shut it down by getting back to their scheme and it mostly looks like SA let the Cavs back in. The Spurs ended up winning the final 5 minutes of the game, not just "didn't lose enough to lose the game".


Also note that the Cavs had less fouls and took more FTs, so it's not like you can expect a big improvement in that aspect. They also outshot the Spurs from 3. Those are the things that usually hurt your team on the road and pick you back up at home. In other words I don't know how much will change going back to CLE. Bowen, Finley and Barry went 2-15 from 3 (13%). Those 3 guys averaged 40% from 3 on the ROAD during the regular season (4.3 for 10.7 per game). So that's another thing I think CLE wil have to be concerned with.

Unclebuck
06-11-2007, 05:33 PM
The media is getting on my nerves.

OK, WE GET IT, THE FINALS HAVEN'T BEEN VERY GOOD TO THIS POINT - WE UNDERSTAND THAT - but what makes me mad is the glee at which the media loves to rip the NBA and how breathless and excited they are about the horrible finals and the bad ratings.

Edit: oh and one more thing, is the "Sopranos" a sporting event - no I didn't think so. Then how come it seems like all I've heard today on sports radio and sports TV is about the "Sopranos"

OK, I feel a little better

Kstat
06-11-2007, 05:37 PM
UB, sports is mainly a "guy" thing.

Sopranos is also a "guy" thing.

They cross over. Occasionally sports radio shows will feature something that most of the male audience will have in common to discuss, sports or not.

Unclebuck
06-11-2007, 05:48 PM
UB, sports is mainly a "guy" thing.

Sopranos is also a "guy" thing.

They cross over. Occasionally sports radio shows will feature something that most of the male audience will have in common to discuss, sports or not.

Well then they should change the name to male radio and ESPN the total male network.

on second thought, that might not work so well

Kstat
06-11-2007, 05:56 PM
Well then they should change the name to male radio and ESPN the total male network.

on second thought, that might not work so well

That's essentially what it already is...

Why do you think there are so many off-topic pop culture references on Sportscenter that have nothing to do with sports?

Entourage gets referenced a TON. Another "guy" show.

DisplacedKnick
06-11-2007, 06:11 PM
I'm gonna throw a prediction out here - and it's probably wrong.

I don't remember the year but it was when Bernard King was at his peak and Boston was contending for titles every season.

We lost to Boston in 7. We won all three home games in tight ones where Bernard went wild - scored like a madman, was getting all the whistles, etc. IIRC, he was in the 40's each home game - or at least close.

In Boston none of the games were in doubt - if we lost any of them by less than 10 I don't remember it. Part of it was standard HC but a big chunk was the Celts were able to play him much more physical in the Garden.

I would not be shocked to see the same thing happen here - where Lebron just goes wild at home. I highly doubt they take 3 in a row but I could see the Cavs take 2 of 3, no matter how much they've stunk so far.

We were done in that series after game 2 and Bernard just wouldn't let us lose - and after we won game 3 the rest of the team acted like it was possible. I can see Lebron doing the same thing at home.

BoomBaby31
06-12-2007, 08:59 PM
Everybody already so bored with this Championship, we arent' even getting a thread for game 3?

LoneGranger33
06-12-2007, 09:52 PM
Entourage is a "guy show"? Man, we've really lowered our standards...