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Old 05-01-2018, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Lebron isn't gonna have many games where he shoots 40%, goes 1-6 FT and 1-8 3FG%. One of his worst shooting games I've seen in a long, long time, and the Cavs still came back and won...

You have to be worried if you're a Raptors fan...

Toronto started the game off rolling towards a blowout, they have to learn to temper themselves. They were bad for most of the second quarter and absolutely awful in the 4th quarter. DeRozan and Lowry both shot 50% but went cold when it mattered most; particularly Lowry, who had a late 5-second violation and honestly deserved one a few minutes earlier. He had poor shot selection and burned a timeout with less than two minutes left when he picked up his dribble...

One has to wonder if Toronto is mentally tough enough to beat Cleveland. On paper they still have the depth and talent edge, and seemingly have the mismatches in their favor. Now they have to win four of the next six. Series is far from over but the best Raptors team in franchise history still got outcoached and outplayed...

I'm a Lebron guy so I'm going for Cavs even though I think Toronto can win it. Cleveland has played better defense in the playoffs and it really showed up in the 4th and OT. Tristan Thompson has had back-to-back throwback games, when he plays to his potential, they are in position to win this series...

Can't wait for Game 2!
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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Raptors are getting swept
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Raps had four chances at the end of regulation. It was that close.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:46 PM
 
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.6f66be27acdd

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The Cleveland Cavaliers managed to do something no LeBron James team had ever done Tuesday night.

Cleveland’s 113-112 victory over Toronto in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series was the first time in 138 career playoff games for James that his team managed to win without ever leading in regulation, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

It also was just the second time in the last 20 years a team had won that way. The first? Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in 2011, when Dirk Nowitzki scored 40 points to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a 112-105 overtime victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder and take a 3-1 lead in that series.
Lebron, 26, 11, and 13. His 21st triple double in the playoffs, second only to Magic Johnson on the all time list.
JR Smith - 20 points
Korver - 19 points
Green- 16 points
Thompson, 14 points, 12 rebounds

LBJ played 47 minutes total, more than anyone else on both teams. But I think he was able to play in spurts and coast at other times, and his body is so used to it that he'll be 'fine' for the next game.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Good to see the other Cavs players finally stepping up. Sorry Raps...this is why you’ve been doubted all season.

It’s funny the Warriors are neck and neck in Curry’s return, where he’s leading all scorers, compared to Game One. Draymond with all those dunks yet has to be “extra” when it’s not necessary.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Good to see the other Cavs players finally stepping up. Sorry Raps...this is why you’ve been doubted all season.

It’s funny the Warriors are neck and neck in Curry’s return, where he’s leading all scorers, compared to Game One. Draymond with all those dunks yet has to be “extra” when it’s not necessary.
After all of the years Draymond has been around, I don't understand why players seem to not get that he is a two trick pony as far as scoring. Catch the pass and shoot a three before dribbling, and drives in close to the basket. That's it. As I typed this, I just saw Davis close out on Green when he caught the ball, and then back off of him once he starts his dribble. Green ended up throwing up a jump hook brick. He played Green exactly how he should be played. Don't let him catch and shoot... back off of him once he starts dribbling.
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Old 05-01-2018, 11:00 PM
 
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Curry looks great for a guy that had a serious knee injury and hasn't played for a while.
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Old 05-02-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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Keep hearing 'LeBron can't/won't' this and that; are people paying attention? haha Until he's taken out before the finals it would be a little shortsighted to bet against him even if his team is iffy at best. Not many guys in NBA history like that but he's definitely one of them.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:02 AM
 
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Keep hearing 'LeBron can't/won't' this and that; are people paying attention? haha Until he's taken out before the finals it would be a little shortsighted to bet against him even if his team is iffy at best. Not many guys in NBA history like that but he's definitely one of them.
You definitely don't want to bet against lebron vs a east team
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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LBJ's 8 TOs in game 1 were a huge factor in making that game out of reach. Most of those TOs led to easy scoring opportunities for the Warriors. A high turnover game in the playoffs is killer. Simmons is not in the top 10 for playoffs usage%. While he has considerable ball handling and passing responsibilities--it is that responsibility that makes a 7 or 8 turnover game a bad game. Yes, LeBron had a bad game 1 of the Finals last year. He also has won 3 titles and been to the Finals, what . . . 8 times?
Boston scored a total of 7 points off the 7 turnovers by Ben Simmons.
and 3 of those points were in the final 2 minutes of the already decided game.
and 2 of those points were after Celtics missed shot and offensive rebound.

1stQ 7:11 = Ben Simmons out of bounds bad pass turnover
1stQ 6:53 = Jayson Tatum lost ball turnover (Robert Covington steals)

1stQ 5:01 = Ben Simmons lost ball turnover (Terry Rozier steals)
1stQ 4:59 = Marco Belinelli shooting foul
1stQ 4:59 = Jayson Tatum makes free throw 1 of 2
1stQ 4:59 = Jayson Tatum makes free throw 2 of 2

1stQ 4:47 = Ben Simmons offensive charge
1stQ 4:26 = Terry Rozier misses 16-foot pullup jump shot
1stQ 4:23 = Ersan Ilyasova defensive rebound

2ndQ 1:07 = Ben Simmons traveling
2ndQ 0:45 = Terry Rozier misses 23-foot step back jumpshot
2ndQ 0:43 = 76ers defensive team rebound

3rdQ 1:09 = Ben Simmons bad pass
3rdQ 0:59 = Ben Simmons blocks Shane Larkin 's 3-foot driving layup
3rdQ 0:55 = Joel Embiid defensive rebound

3rdQ 0:53 = Ben Simmons offensive foul
3rdQ 0:44 = Marcus Morris misses 19-foot pullup jump shot
3rdQ 0:40 = Marcus Smart offensive rebound
3rdQ 0:40 = Marcus Smart makes two point shot

4thQ 2:16 = Ben Simmons traveling
4thQ 1:54 = Terry Rozier makes 27-foot three point jumper (Marcus Smart assists)
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