• Live Thread: Cavs @ Celtics
  • Recap: Bulls 104, Cavs 88 (or, Skunked)
  • Live Thread: Cavs vs. Bulls (#MLKDay)
  • Not a Recap: Denver 124, Cleveland 102 (or, Winter March to Zion)
  • Recap: Jazz 115, Cavs 99 (or, That Was Much Worse Than It Looked On Paper)

Recap: (8) The Party’s Over.

  Overview: Too painful to do. I wanted it all to stop. For 8 days, all we’ve been hearing about is how great this team is, how LeBron’s coming up against Jordan, how the argument for best player alive is over, how the Cavs have a yellow-brick road to the finals and the championship. And it was too soon. All it does is make this more painful. I love it,…

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Kobe/LeBron Day: Director’s Cut

  Thing Number One: I’m up on SLAM today with a column I’m pretty proud of about, of all people, Kobe Bean Bryant. It drives home one of my main themes about Kobe and sports in general, and does it with a fair bit of panache and the benefit of good timing. I suggest you look it up. As fate would have it, probably two of the best columns I’ve…

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Recap: (8) Whoa-Oh…

  First off, sorry the site was down for a few hours after the game. I have no idea what happened, I am extremely frustrated about it, and apologize to anyone who came looking for a recap. I have literally been reloading the page for an hour and a half and just got it working.  Overview: Against a Hawks team that played tough at home and was in no mood…

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Quick Hits: Sunday Edition!!!

    -Keeping it very short because I have a final in 13 hours: -Yes, the Lakers came out EXTREMELY flat today against a pumped-up Rockets team who benefited from having guards more comfortable playing pick-and-roll/up-tempo ball having the games of their life and being allowed to freestyle. Just a very lackluster performance from them all around. -At the same time, I hate when I hear “oh, this means they’re…

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Recap: (9) Hawks a different team, but still witnesses

    Overview: The Hawks, showing renewed vigor at home, kept the game close for three quarters and even led briefly in the second half, but ultimately crumbled under LeBron James’ best statistical playoff game of his career, as King James went off for 47/12/8. Cavs-Related Bullets: Coming into this game, LeBron was producing at an absolutely stupid level. Better than 30 points a game and elevated rebound and assist…

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Recap: (10) This is just getting comical.

  Full disclosure: I already turned in a semi-recap of this one to Da Dime. But I shall give you more, because I love all of you in an internet way. That sounds much, much creepier than I mean it to.  Overview: In a game that was essentially over by halftime, LeBron and the Cavs absolutely stomped the Hawks, giving up only 55 points through the first through quarters and…

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Pre-Game Notes and Errata

In case you guys are getting worried and need comforting, today’s NBA Today Podcast features my sonorous and calming voice talking Hawks-Cavs business. Actually, I’m paranoid and have a swallowed voice. But listen anyways.  From the Rockets-Lakers series, quickly becoming the most exciting second-round series: Derek, 14-year veterans should not being forearm shivering hapless europeans. Huge lack of control there, and that should definitely be a suspension. I’m not sure…

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Recap: (11) if that number were smaller, I’d feel really, really, really good.

  Overview: After a first half that saw the Hawks keeping the game close, the Cavs pulled away in the second half behind a strong effort from MVP LeBron James, a sharp backcourt of Mo Williams and Delonte West, and a defense that held the Hawks to 72 points, with Joe Johnson only going for 11 points.  Cavs-Related Bullets: Before the game, the TNT crew was going over the pitfalls…

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On LeBron James’ MVP Award and thoughts from the press conference

  Sorry, internet troubles or this would’ve been up sooner. Thoughts from today’s MVP announcement and corresponding press conference, in the bullet form that I tend to prefer when writing after midnight:   -I know it was a foregone conclusion for a couple of weeks, but it’s still a good feeling to see LeBron actually have the award in his hands-after the last few votes, you never know what could…

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