Finals Game 3 Recap: Golden State 110, Cleveland 102 (Excuses are like…)

2018-06-07

I’m already tired of the excuses. “They added Kevin Durant to a 72 win team…” “The Cavs don’t have Kyrie Irving.” “There’s no ‘margin for error’ against the Warriors.” Enough. The Cavs lost to Warriors Wednesday night, and the reasons people are offering for the loss are designed to protect their jobs, their egos, and their narratives. Terry Pluto offered this gem, “Can’t criticize team for this loss.” Of course…

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Finals PodCap: Warriors 118, Cavs 113 (or, Defeat from the Jaws of Victory)

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2017-06-08

  Commiseration time. In the infamous words of Roy Scheider… “we’re gonna need a bigger boat.” The Cavs played much better overall in returning home for Game 3 of the Finals… had their biggest lead of the series (seven) in the fourth quarter, and still led by six with just over two minutes remaining. Unfortunately, they allowed the Warriors to score the final 11 points of the game, while missing…

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Recap: All Star Saturday (or, Speaking of Flat…)

2017-02-19

Well… that was deflating. After all of the fresh air that had been pumped into All Star Saturday Night last year, there was a sense of anticipation and excitement heading into the festivities for 2017 in New Orleans. What followed, however, was a slow and steady release of any sort of built up pressure as one lackluster event leaked into the next… sucking most of the air out of the…

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Podcast Episode 110: Preseason Cavs, Postseason Tribe

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2016-10-17

With the preseason winding down and the regular season just over a week away, Tom and I hopped in the the podcast booth to discuss all things Cavs. Top on our list was the Cavs effect on their neighbors, the Cleveland Indians. The wine and gold definitely bring an energy to Progressive every postseason game. The team’s effect is palpable everywhere they go, but when LeBron and Co. show up…

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#CavsRank Moments: 24-22 (Setting the Tone)

2016-09-01

24. LeBron’s Block Party on Stephen Curry While LeBron’s chase down block of Andre Iguodala‘s layup attempt is currently the greatest block in NBA history, the impact of that block was limited to that possession (it was a pretty big possession).  In fact, had the next minute fifty not gone to the Cavaliers, the chase down block would contain about 1/1000th of the Newtons per kilogram that history will now measure….

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Podcast Episode 107: Championship Week

2016-06-28

What a week! Ben Werth plays us in on this pod with his Jack Black-esque diddy about how he feels about a Cleveland Championship. Tom Pestak, Nate Smith, and Carson Zagger discuss game seven again, the series, LeBron’s legacy, Kyrie, Championship Week, and the transcendent moments we all shared over the last eight days. As always we can be found on soundcloud, itunes, or above.

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All Bets are Off

2016-06-18

The more we absorb these Finals games, the less anything that has come before seems to matter. I’ve been struck by a number of pundit and fan responses these last 6 games.

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InstaPod: Finals Game 6! Cavs 115, Warriors 101 + Highlights!

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2016-06-17

Whoa Delly (or maybe Whoa Dahntay!) The Cavs won the biggest game in franchise history, tonight, led by LeBron’s otherworldly 41 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, four steals, three blocks, and only one turnover in 43 minutes. Tristan Thompson added 15 and 16 rebounds. Kyrie had 23. J.R. had 14 and a brilliant floor game. Kevin Love and Richard Jefferson rounded out a stellar rotation, and Iman Shumpert’s -13 in…

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Live Thread: Cavs @ Warriors, NBA Finals Game 5

2016-06-13

So much for a quiet NBA Finals. What had been a fairly calm—if not overly exciting—series between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors took a turn towards insanity with the league office issuing a Flagrant-One foul to Warriors forward Draymond Green for his shot to the groin of LeBron James near the end of Game Four. Because Green has earned his fourth flagrant foul point of the playoffs he…

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