Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs Pacers, Game 3, #HomeCookin’

The Pacers finally get to play a playoff game at home, where they went 29-12, a record that is on par with the top 4 teams in each conference.  They will look to get Myles Turner, C.J. Miles, and Monta Ellis in a rhythm, to generate efficient offense when the Cavs elect to focus in on Paul George.  George has been critical of teammates Lance Stephenson and Myles Turner.  The common theme, is that neither player has been very effective at keeping Kevin Love from getting a ton of points on the low block.  Love is now 11-16 from the field and a series leading 17-20 from the FT line.

J.R. Smith is in the starting lineup and ready to go.  Tonight will be a tough game for the Cavs – I’m looking forward to seeing how they fare defensively, especially if the Pacers go back to a patient half-court attack targeting Kyrie Irving in the Pick and Roll.  Let’s watch together here!

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391 Comments on "Playoff Live Thread: Cavs vs Pacers, Game 3, #HomeCookin’"

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EvilGenius
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2 days 10 hours ago

Just finished watching the comeback… just amazing! Kind of ironic though that LBJ was 50% from both beyond the arc (6-12) and from the line (7-14)…

Simmo
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Simmo
2 days 9 hours ago

Just watched 2nd half – man, TT’s defence on PG in the 3rd….amazing.

Raoul
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Raoul
2 days 11 hours ago

In retrospect, the late season collapse against Atlanta was a good thing. It provides an obvious rallying point when you are down 25 at the half.

believeLAND
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believeLAND
2 days 12 hours ago

Milwaukee may be second best team in East

EvilGenius
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2 days 12 hours ago

Wow, I just got home… can’t wait to watch this epic comeback on my DVR! Sorry to have missed it with y’all!

CLF
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CLF
2 days 12 hours ago

Best performance I’ve seen since Jordan IMO. The way LBJ controlled the game and went unconscious.

Raoul
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Raoul
2 days 11 hours ago

What game by Jordan are you referring to ?

CLF
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CLF
2 days 11 hours ago

1993 vs. Knicks, 1991 vs. Lakers come to mind immediately.

Mike Podracky
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Mike Podracky
2 days 12 hours ago

Prepare to see an all world LeBron

EvilGenius
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2 days 12 hours ago

Can’t wait! Man, wish I’d have seen it live…

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 12 hours ago

May want to skip to second half…I slept through a lot of the first half, and I’m fine with it…

believeLAND
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believeLAND
2 days 12 hours ago

Unbelievable. What a game. Lebron James.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 12 hours ago

Deron Williams played the whole 4th quarter. Didn’t exactly fill the box score — had an assist, a block and 2-2 free throws at the end — but still…

CLF
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CLF
2 days 12 hours ago

His poise, veteran savvy shined through… controlled the game when LBJ wanted to go off the ball… They also ran the same damn play like 15 times lol

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

If my program guide is accurate, NBA TV will have a one-hour rebroadcast of the game tomorrow at 3 p.m. Wouldn’t be surprised if they show the whole thing sometime overnight or in the morning.

Leo
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Leo
2 days 13 hours ago

im requesting both an instacap and a pod cap…sorry for being greedy but so much went on with that game….we deserve it!!

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

No podcap. But print recap

Leo
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Leo
2 days 13 hours ago

looks like they played bit of a zone and forced Pacers to shoot 3s and not drive….Pacers kept missing or turning it over

JB225
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JB225
2 days 13 hours ago

Kind of, they kept giving Miles Turner the outside shot and he kept bricking it.

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Anyone notice the defensive adjustment?

Raoul
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Raoul
2 days 11 hours ago

I heard Brad Daugherty discussing it on ESPN radio. He said the only change was going to “switch first” on pick and rolls. Otherwise it was all attitude and intensity.

Excl
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Excl
2 days 12 hours ago

They benched Kyrie?

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 12 hours ago

They started trying?

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Meanwhile. I’m legit terrified of the bucks.

Jason
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Jason
2 days 13 hours ago

Gonna get scarier next year as Parker comes back, Brogdon improves, and Maker learns to play.

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

And I gotta think if you’re Paul George, they’re your best option.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

George on that team would be stupid. But if he wants to be in LA…

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

They are scary…

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Jason
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Jason
2 days 13 hours ago

Awesome comeback. Good to see us show some fight. Especially after they pushed back to 20 after we had it down to 10. And in the 4th after they hit a couple 3s to re-take the lead. If we can defend like that we have a shot. JR made a play to Frye late. Threezus & Deep Frye were great.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

That question to Lue about the character of the team is a double-edged sword…

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

Haven’t seen any of the Raptors- Bucks. What is going on…Raps with 46 at end of 3rd…

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

Too much Delly for Toronto

Leo
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Leo
2 days 13 hours ago

haven’t seen it either but Bucks are just better team and Im preparing to face them next round….gonna be tough matchup…Raptors just don’t have it this year and not surprised they are getting beat like they are

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

Bucks are young and hungry, and Giannis can randomly destroy anyone…but how can the Raps have 46 points after 3…?

JRL
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JRL
2 days 13 hours ago

Search Reddit for the live feed.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

Sounds like ‘trash brothers’ have been in full force…

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

From ESPN…

25 points: Biggest halftime deficit overcome in playoff history

1.2%: Cavs’ win probability at halftime

73: Points James scored or assisted on, a career playoff high for him

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

That’s a dumb probability. 1.2%

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Too soon? :)

CLF
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CLF
2 days 12 hours ago

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

scott
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scott
2 days 13 hours ago

why can’t we think about nice things

Charlie E
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Charlie E
2 days 13 hours ago

Bucks destroying the Raptors.

JRL
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JRL
2 days 13 hours ago

LeBron, on Pacers after the first half…

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Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Mike Podracky
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Mike Podracky
2 days 13 hours ago

5 tos in the first quarter and just 3 the rest of the game

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

Leo
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Leo
2 days 13 hours ago

everyone was worried about this team and probably rightfully so….but this same squad came back from 3-1 deficit in the FINALS!!! so this type of stuff is now childs play…..can be tough to watch, but this is how team operates so we should enjoy because that was fun to watch!

Tim
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Tim
2 days 13 hours ago

41, 13, 12. Huge game, for LeBron, clean up the ft’s and hopefully Irving and Love get the message. Defense and heart and some threes and dunks ftw

Simmo
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Simmo
2 days 13 hours ago

I watched the game until halftime. Frustrated, I switched it off and went for a jog.

I return to find the Cavs 1 point up with about 4 min to go.

Ye of little faith. Lesson learned.

Mike Podracky
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Mike Podracky
2 days 13 hours ago

My protest was to turn off the volume. Turned it back on mid 4th

Simmo
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Simmo
2 days 13 hours ago

You have Fred/AC or home commentators? Fred & AC sounded depressed which is half the reason I killed it.

Mike Podracky
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Mike Podracky
2 days 12 hours ago

Had to watch TNT

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

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running jumper
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running jumper
2 days 13 hours ago

W

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

E

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

E

scott
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scott
2 days 13 hours ago

P?

scott
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scott
2 days 13 hours ago

!

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

I think he’s got it!

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

Tom, we need to get Lebron’s thoughts after this one…

Leo
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Leo
2 days 13 hours ago

maybe this game will galvanize team and they go on their roll we are all waiting for

Tim
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Tim
2 days 13 hours ago

Certainly a blueprint half to show the way forward.

Mike Podracky
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Mike Podracky
2 days 13 hours ago

What an epic comeback. Thought we had no chance and did it with Love/Irving on the bench. Unbelievable

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

Amazing win. Cavs in four almost for certain, now. Great game from Lebron.

warriorsfan
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warriorsfan
2 days 13 hours ago

What a performance by Lebron, one to remember for long time. Down 28,I was quietly following the blog not participating, then some called my name. You don’t blow out teams in 1st quarter or 2nd, early leads or fool’s gold.

JRL1 hour 40 minutes ago
Mother of God this is hard to watch… Only TT looks like he cares.

I bet warriorsfan will be around later/tomorrow.

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warriorsfan
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warriorsfan1 hour 37 minutes ago
I was here in the morning and yesterday. I don’t have fun poking you guys here.

Early lead is fool’s gold, Cavs will be back. Don’t expect Cavs to sweep the series, win most, lose some.

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JRL
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JRL1 hour 29 minutes ago
Ha, those spider senses were going off ;)

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MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 13 hours ago

I appreciate your posts here. Hope you don’t take coments personally.

JRL
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JRL
2 days 13 hours ago

I was expecting the Cavs to fold and pack it in. Didn’t think they had it in them. Seems like you had more trust than me lol.

Scotch
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Scotch
2 days 13 hours ago

Wow. That was a pretty ridiculous win.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

Well how about that. Cavs pull the reverse Atlanta on Indiana.

Charlie E
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Charlie E
2 days 13 hours ago

20 straight – amazing.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

Lue didn’t make any substitutions in the 4th quarter until the final minute.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

Correction: Lue subbed JR in for Shump with 2:49 left. That was his only move in the 4th quarter until the final minute, when he made some offense/defense substitutions.

Nate Smith
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2 days 13 hours ago

Ballgame!

Leo
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Leo
2 days 13 hours ago

CJ Miles coming through when game is in somewhat in doubt

bw..
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bw..
2 days 13 hours ago

Haha. Yup. Sounds familiar.

Scotch
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Scotch
2 days 14 hours ago

Free throw shooting is just soooo bad.

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

18 seconds…

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 14 hours ago

Looks like Cavs will win, but Lebron, gotta do better from FT line…they will foul you intentionally if you don’t…

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 14 hours ago

JR coulda iced it. Just 3 for 6 from the line for him and LeBron.

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

Great play TT, to tip that to JR.

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

All comes down to freebies.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 14 hours ago

Might want to bring on Kyrie just for ball handling/ FT shooting here…

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 14 hours ago

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 13 hours ago

Meant to post this one…

scott
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scott
2 days 13 hours ago

lebron crushed PG on that play. Thank god they didn’t call it.

bw..
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bw..
2 days 14 hours ago

Yeah. 35 secs feel like an eternity with just a four point lead against George.

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

No timeouts. Bring in Korver to shoot freebies if you’re gone leave Irving on bench.

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 14 hours ago

Um, not sure about inbounding to LeBron to put him on the line. He makes one of two.

CLF
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CLF
2 days 14 hours ago

Haven’t seen this since Jordan…. can’t believe it.

Charlie E
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Charlie E
2 days 14 hours ago

Hackabron time

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

Gotta give it to Lue for using his timeouts to give Bron rest. Really paced this fourth well.

bw..
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bw..
2 days 14 hours ago

Was just getting ready to say how much you want to bet PG hits an absurdly quick three here. Just a two, but still. Of course he hits something in no time.

MikeO
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MikeO
2 days 14 hours ago

I will give Lue credit for riding this lineup. He’d get killed if the Cavs lose, so he deserves credit.

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

Tim
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Tim
2 days 14 hours ago

I think Lebron told Lance this was going to happen at half-time

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 14 hours ago

From late in the 3rd quarter when they were chopping into the lead…

Kevin
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Kevin
2 days 14 hours ago

Mister Fourth Quarter! Cheering from the sidelines!

Charlie E
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Charlie E
2 days 14 hours ago

Great Drive and kick by jr

Phil Hubbard
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Phil Hubbard
2 days 14 hours ago

JR creating for Frye, just like you’d expect in the last minute of a close playoff game.

Tim
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Tim
2 days 14 hours ago

Game-Set-Match-Series

bw..
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bw..
2 days 14 hours ago

Hoooooooboooy!

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

Three possession game!

Tim
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Tim
2 days 14 hours ago

Going to be Cavs ball, lets get a bucket and end this!

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

Cavs gotta be careful for a makeup call now. Run a good play here.

Kevin
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Kevin
2 days 14 hours ago

Bucks are annihilating Toronto. Then again, so where the pacers on the Cavs an hour ago.

Nate Smith
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2 days 14 hours ago

Shoulda been a foul call but George touched it last.

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