• Recap: Minnesota 131, Cleveland 123 (Cedi’s you’s a balla’, but…)
  • Live Thread: Cavs vs Timberwolves
  • From Distance: Lasting First Impressions
  • Recap: Raptors 116, Cavs 104 (or, The Spaghetti Test)
  • Live Thread: Cavs @ Raptors (#WeAreBack)

Rubberneckin’, Chapter Three: In which we attempt to lash out in a professional manner

Quickie Game Analysis: -This is two series in a row where the Magic, the #1 team in defensive efficiency over the regular season, have decided to engage in flat-out shootouts. And it’s worked pretty well. I’m not even sure this is a bad strategy; the Lakers play better offense than any serious championship contender I’m likely to see in my lifetime, and with the zone LeBron was in this playoffs,…

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Closing The Door on Hangover Week In Appropriate Fashion

Well, that Magic team that played the Lakers sure didn’t seem like the one the Cavs saw, now did it? I only watched the first 2.5 quarters of the game (oddly liberating to realize that you don’t want to watch any more of an ugly blowout and realize that you don’t have to, and finish re-watching Evolution), but here are some possible explanations for what went on. First of all,…

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Hangover Week Continued: The NBA’s improved image problem

First of all: you’ve gotta love Obama going with his pick of the Lakers in 6. Remember the whole tussle about all of Obama’s Final Four picks being from swing states? Well, Obama just chose a team from California, as money-in-the bank of a state as there is, over Florida. That’s gotta be how he really feels. Although now I’m vaguely afraid Obama’s about to raise taxes in California by…

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Recap: (6) Short.

‘   Overview: With The Cavs having no answer for Dwight Howard or consistent flow on the offensive end, they were blown out in Game 6. The Season is over. Bullets: I started writing about basketball in November of 2007. I started my first blog in June of 2008. This blog was started in January of 2009. These are the hardest words I have ever had to write as a…

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Recap: (6) The Only Statement Is The State Of Being

  Overview: After getting and losing yet another gigantic early lead, this one by 22 points, the Cavaliers outlasted the Magic to stay alive due to an absolutely massive performance down the stretch from LeBron James.    Bullets: Well, the opening stretch was really good, but there was some Iron Sulfate going on there. The Cavs opened up 8-8 on shots outside of 15 feet, and the Magic started out…

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Me On The Radio, Me on The Live-Blog

  Here’s Me On The NBA Today Podcast This Morning. It’s fun stuff, listen to it and be happy.  And at 8:30 ET, we’re rocking the live-blog again, this time over at Zach McCann’s Place. Be there or be square. And we’re taking reader comments this time, so feel free and compelled to chime in and get famous. See you guys then.

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Recap: (7) All of a sudden, A big number.

Overview: In a hard fought-game the whole way, the Cavs barely took it to overtime and got outplayed in the period, losing by two to the Magic. The Cavs need three wins in a row to stay alive.  Bullets: All bullets are in stream-of-consciousness order.  I mean, I don’t know what to say. I didn’t know what to say four hours ago and I don’t know what to say now….

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