When you have teams going at each other like the Cavs and Wizards have been, it’s fair to say that fans of those teams won’t see eye to eye. The folks over at Truth About It dot net have questioned some of our analysis. (Ok, mostly mine.) So I thought we’d talk about tonight’s big
One big issue that the Cavaliers are going to have to overcome tonight is the fact that they did not capitalize on a game that featured some awful performances from Washington’s main post players. Antawn Jamison was an uncharacteristic 3-of-10 from the floor, finishing with eight points in 41 minutes. Mind you, this the same
Les discusses the biggest disappointment from Washington’s win… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mt-jDyDcEbo[/youtube] This was my point at the end of the game recap on Wednesday. Detroit took care of the 76ers last night. They will now face a rested Magic team. Boston has a chance to finish off their series in Atlanta on Friday. Who has the better
This Cavaliers/Wizards series has had it’s share. If you want to read an excellent piece about mental toughness, go over to And One and check out this post Maintain Your Mental Toughness. Fantastic work.
While there have been plenty of “faces” in sports (Tim Duncan and Peyton Manning come to mind), I think we’re going to have to coin the shot of Mike Brown at the end of last night’s game as the “Monster.com” face. Of course, if any job search engine wants to partner up, we can change
Given the end of the game, this seems to be an overlooked portion. Possibly because it was at the beginning, or possibly because there were plenty of other things to worry about. But I figured it was something that we should rehash a bit. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p-HsSfehsA] A few things of mention: – Brendan Haywood fouled out
The series moves back to DC, (sorry Dan, you’ll have to find a sitter) with the Cavs up 3-2. The Cavaliers shot 36%, turned the ball over 13 times and had their rebounding edge negated. Still they were up 87-82 with 1:37 left on the clock. Then Mike Brown, offensive genius, called the same play
I’ll be giving this a shot tonight – check back a little before gametime. See you then.
He’s the man behind the DC Sports Bog at the Washington Post. He’s in town for game 5 of the Cavaliers/Wizards series, and we couldn’t resist getting his opinion of this outrageous series. Full disclosure. I like Dan. Never met him before, but you can get to know him through his writing. I like that.
From Dan Steinberg’s DC Sports Bog: As if he wasn’t drawing enough negative attention in the city of Cleveland. Make sure to check out Steinberg’s take. I’m sensing that someone thinks enough is enough with this clown. DeShawn Goes Vick [Washington Post]
Les blames Wizards for losses… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50JFbYyLvm0[/youtube] Les and I talked about this the other week. Some players thrive when ‘extra motivation’ is given. You would think that Brendan Haywood would have learned that lesson by now. You would think that seeing LeBron continue to dominate DeShawn Stevenson would be a clue. One might think that
By now, you’ve likely heard about the Jay-Z “diss track” aimed at DeShawn Stevenson. While I’m not the biggest fan of Jay getting involved in what I would like to be a complete non-issue, I figured that some of the readers may be interested in at least hearing the track. I’m sorry that I don’t
Though I’m a big fan of pitcher’s duals, I thought that Game 4 would provide us with a better comic for today. Thankfully, the entire game can be summarized in the final 28 seconds. As always, click on the images for the full size file. (All photos courtesy of the Associated Press)
I was out of town, so I was unable to live blog the game. But I did watch it, and here’s my recap in numbers and words. You can read Scott’s recap here. In particular, you need to read his spot-on take on DeShawn “Lock Smith” Stevenson. -When is a rivalry not a rivalry? I
Reporting that LeBron James scored 30+ points yet again is barely news. But only one game after Delonte West and Daniel Gibson combined to go 3-for-9 with nine points, the two guards were absolutely huge during Game 4, combining for 33 points including nine three-point field goals. West drained one with 5.4 seconds on the
Nuggets of gold from around the interwebs. Did you know that the Cavaliers/Wizards series is tied? No? That’s right, because it isn’t. The Cavaliers are still up 2-1, and if Washington wins on Sunday, they still have to win a game in Cleveland. But hey, whatever makes you feel better about yourself Washington fan. DeShawn
Daniel Gibson, LeBron James, and Ben Wallace Sulking The fact that the Cavaliers lost this game is not surprising. They had won 8 straight playoffs games against Washington. The Wizards were motivated and they were getting some much needed home crowd nourishment. What is surprising, however, is the way in which the Cavaliers lost this
I’ll let someone else discuss how silly it is to boo someone that you’d be more than happy to have on your team. Yes, the game was a ridiculous blow-out, and yes, the Wizard’s outplayed the Cavs. But there’s a solid chance that Wiz fans could be creeping up on Philly in terms of absurdity.
Les Levine on Washington’s game plan [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uChfMFwv1NE[/youtube] This video was obviously recorded before last night’s game. It’s funny how nobody that followed this Cavalier team expected them to win last night. The question I have from this segment- does Mike Brown really fight too hard for his players to get calls? Personally I wish he’d
No preview today, because not much has changed. The Cavs are playing the same team, and by now we know the matchups and what to look for. Join us tonight as we live blog the game, and feel free to join in on the discussion.