Like Inigo Montoya and the Man in Black, LeBron was smiling because he had a secret. He is not right handed. LeBron toyed with the Raptors for three quarters and then dispatched them efficiently with his left hand to cap a 36-17 fourth quarter by the Cavs. Toronto failed to summon any energy this game, as Cleveland waited to weather a storm that never came. Then the King smiled and conked the Raps on the head.
Mark and I dive into the Switch-Flipping Cavs. Lots of calls from people looking to riff about LeBron’s greatness.
Stay in the shadows/Cheer at the gallows/This is a round up/This is a low flying panic attack Forgive the dark allegory, but I just happened to be listening to the first track (Burn the Witch) off the most recent Radiohead album while typing up this brief description of the devastation that occurred in San Antonio tonight. If you had any doubts that the Cavs’ defense could fall further than it…
Mark and I discuss the adjustments the Cavs made in Game 5 to completely overwhelm the Raptors. We also discuss the Thunder’s rise and the All-NBA selections.
One doesn’t need to have Dikembe Mutombo prescience to have predicted Game 3 as the first loss of the Cavaliers’ playoff season. The Raptors have been good in moments of desperation. Their fantastic home crowd was primed to host their first Eastern Conference Finals game in full throat. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan were due for good shooting games. Yes, the Cavalier loss was not horribly shocking in the grand…
It was the ultimate battle of rest versus rust as the Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Toronto Raptors last night in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers have had nine days of rest and relaxation since disposing of the Atlanta Hawks, and had played the minimum possible eight games totaling 384 minutes this postseason. Meanwhile, the Raptors had played the maximum of 14 games, and had logged a whopping…
Here’s what I was getting all animated about. You can’t double this when you have a crippling fear of mass 3-point extinction events. Kevin Love works the post and scores! #CavsNation #Cavs #Raptors #NBA https://t.co/scBDA2gsaV — Cavs Nation (@CavsNationNet) May 18, 2016
The Cavaliers finally get to recommence their 2016 playoff run tonight against the Toronto Others… er, Raptors.
Nate, Eli, and I discussed Cavs/Raptors matchups while watching the Thunder steal game 1 from the Warriors! Listen (or download) via Soundcloud or iTunes.
After a week hiatus, I got back into the WINGAM studios to chat Cavs with Mark. We mostly talked about last night’s game – which provided plenty of material and how the Cavs are peaking at the right time.
The Cleveland Cavaliers sailed to the North feeling confident, if not completely well. Though Mo Williams returned to game action, Matthew Dellavedova joined starters Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving on the fashion bench. Without the Cavs defensive studs and All-Star PG, David Blatt was left to experiment with a different rotation. Dwayne Casey had his all everything point guard, Kyle Lowry, but was also down his giant foreign center. Well, one of them anyway….