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Old 06-03-2018, 08:46 PM
 
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It itsn't hard to do with 3 other all-stars. They take a lot of pressure off him
Was very hard to do vs Houston.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Cleveland is more competitive in the first two games this year than they were last year. 0-2 to this Warriors team is not ideal, and there are a lot of things that need to be cleaned up. The calls that didn't go their way on the road will go their way at home; the wide open looks will more often fall at home...I'm not one to bang on refs, you can't find a single post I've ever harped on refereeing, but there was some very Warrior-centric refereeing in these first two games. That isn't why the Cavs lost these two games, but I do think that trend will reverse itself in Cleveland...

Again, I'm a lot more confident than I was down 0-2 last year. This Cavs team looked better and I think there is at least a 50% chance that the series goes back to Oakland 2-2. I'll stand by that unless I'm proven wrong on Sunday lol...
Disagree -- the officiating is why they lost the first game. They outplayed Golden State in that one.

Agree that the league will (try to) make up for it in Cleveland. Also agree that it still could be a series. After 2016, I'll never lose faith.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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Disagree -- the officiating is why they lost the first game. They outplayed Golden State in that one.

Agree that the league will (try to) make up for it in Cleveland. Also agree that it still could be a series. After 2016, I'll never lose faith.
The next three days we are going to have to hear everyone alive talk about how the Warriors are en route to a sweep. Not gonna happen, I didn't believe it before the series, don't believe it now...

Especially because the gameplan and execution is better than last year. Adjustments of course need to be made, but the Cavs are not far off here. I don't see how anyone with a sound basketball mind can say otherwise...we aren't far off...

Regarding Game 1, the Cavs came unglued down the stretch. I think they let the officiating get into their heads, which, as professionals and on this stage no less, cannot let that take them off of their game. It was a great game. The JR botch cost them the game, Hill blowing that free throw allowed that. And then we lost all competitiveness in OT. That's on us, but with that said, the officiating was a contributory factor...

Even tonight: ball off of Durant's knee out if bounds, Warriors ball; Curry airballs a 3, Warriors ball; Lebron getting hacked repeatedly, no call, etc. I don't think these calls decided the game, and in every sport there are penalties every play on both sides that go missed/uncalled, but any fair observer has to admit the slant on the calls leans Golden State, no question about it...

Our transition d is still wanting, Love in particular does a horrible job of contesting lay-ins. We might need to tweak our approach of switching everything. There are other adjustments bit we are really close. We were 9-27 on three, they were 15-36, and we missed a ton of great looks and wide open shots. The rhythm wasn't in our favor tonight, it happens. We will shoot it better moving forward, and this will absolutely be a series...

Go Cavs!
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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The next three days we are going to have to hear everyone alive talk about how the Warriors are en route to a sweep. Not gonna happen, I didn't believe it before the series, don't believe it now...

Especially because the gameplan and execution is better than last year. Adjustments of course need to be made, but the Cavs are not far off here. I don't see how anyone with a sound basketball mind can say otherwise...we aren't far off...

Regarding Game 1, the Cavs came unglued down the stretch. I think they let the officiating get into their heads, which, as professionals and on this stage no less, cannot let that take them off of their game. It was a great game. The JR botch cost them the game, Hill blowing that free throw allowed that. And then we lost all competitiveness in OT. That's on us, but with that said, the officiating was a contributory factor...

Even tonight: ball off of Durant's knee out if bounds, Warriors ball; Curry airballs a 3, Warriors ball; Lebron getting hacked repeatedly, no call, etc. I don't think these calls decided the game, and in every sport there are penalties every play on both sides that go missed/uncalled, but any fair observer has to admit the slant on the calls leans Golden State, no question about it...

Our transition d is still wanting, Love in particular does a horrible job of contesting lay-ins. We might need to tweak our approach of switching everything. There are other adjustments bit we are really close. We were 9-27 on three, they were 15-36, and we missed a ton of great looks and wide open shots. The rhythm wasn't in our favor tonight, it happens. We will shoot it better moving forward, and this will absolutely be a series...

Go Cavs!
While there were no game breaking calls like in game 1, officiating was still horrible. Look at Curry the wrong way and it's a foul.

Lebron has been down 2-0 alot of times, I wouldn't say it's over yet, certainly not looking good.
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Old 06-03-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Lebron should just roll over and take a sweep

Then when he joins Houston next year people won’t be mad at him. I hope the refs are happy, this is why why they should’ve helped Cavs win game 1

Now we have another boring sweep on our hands.
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:53 AM
 
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The Cavs need to just do as the Bad Boy Pistons used to do to the Bulls. Rough em up! You got nothing to lose.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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not particularly a Bay area fan, but gosh I hope they win it all: I can't stand Cleveland.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The man is not human

https://youtu.be/eOK1q4QGtpg
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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The Cavs need to just do as the Bad Boy Pistons used to do to the Bulls. Rough em up! You got nothing to lose.
Maybe they should send that wasteman Kendrick Perkins out there to mean mug everyone. Or drunk ass JR, or Triston Kardashian. If that won’t work, Lebron can just take his $40k murse and leave

Nobody’s afraid of that squad...get outta here with that nonsense.
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:16 AM
 
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The man is not human

https://youtu.be/eOK1q4QGtpg
The Cavs need to become the Bad Boy Pistons and rough up Klay, Steph and Kevin.
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