Return Of Tha Live-Blog: Eastern Conference Finals Game 5- Overtime

Thursday, May 31, 2007


No need for "after the jumps"....we're going straight through with no timestamps. Let's do this....

5 minutes left....WAR! Cleveland gets the ball on the tip.....

Wow....crap foul on Prince, and Lebron goes to the line. He hits both ant it's 93-91 Cavs. Sheed fouled at the other end, and he hits both. Tied again. A Pavlovic charge gives the ball back to the Pistons.

Great call by the refs as Prince was shoved in the back by James. Rip hits the jumper and Detroit is up two. BACKDOOR TO JAMES! FLUSH!!! He is on fire. Wallace is fouled and he'll go to the line with the score tied.

Gooden has fouled out, and Sheed misses the first. Varejao replaces him, and Sheed hits the second....3 minutes left.

1 point lead for the Pistons. Lebron is fouled pretty hard, and Doug Collins does a great job of mentioning his first technical. James hits the first, and MISSES THE SECOND! He's killing them with the missed free throws. Sheed on the block misses a turnaround, but C-Webb gets the O-board.....Sheed misses a three.

96-96 with 2 left.....

Lebron misses a jumper with every person in the Detroit zipcode in the lane. Pistons can't capitalize and everyone looks dead tired.

Still tied.....1:37 to go.

Cleveland ball. Dumb pass by Lebron to a cutting Varejao, and he gets lucky as Detroit hits it out of bounds. Timeout Cavs as they can't inbounds the ball. 11 on the shot clock....

And Billups gets pushed....no call. Lebron goes into the lane....and basically flops. Horrible call. Lebron hits both. 98-96, 1:15 left.

PRINCE THROWS IT AWAY! Oh man....that was bad. He was just in a terrible spot, and threw it into the backcourt.

CAVS Ball and a two point lead.....DAGGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LEBRON Nails the jumper at the shot clock's buzzer.....(I'm slowly shrinking down right about now). That was cold-blooded!

33.7 Secs left to go, and I'm stunned. Sheed draws a foul, and heads to the line. He hits both and the Pistons need a dire stop. Timeout.

100-98....exactly 30 seconds to go. Cleveland uses their last timeout. Doug Collins thinks the T.O. is a bad move, and I agree.

Lebron gets the ball up top.....fadeaway jumper!!!!!!!! Airball....wow. That was a terrible shot. Why do you call timeout to run that play???

6.6 secs left.....inbounds to Billups. He drives....and.....a foul!!!!!!!!! And that Mike Brown timeout is absolutely ridiculous if Billups hits both...they can't advance the ball!!!!!!!!!!!

Billups of course hits both, and with 3.1 left Cleveland inbounds......

Snow from center court!!! Not even close......HOLY CRAP....

DOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUBLE OVVVVVVVVVERRRRRRRTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One more thread should do it....join me over there Sam and OMDQ.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:13 PM

11 Comments:

gibson should at least get a touch when he's in the game
hasn't he proven himself enough so far?

Sam said...
May 31, 2007, 11:24:00 PM  

Know what? Put all five Pistons in the lane - I'll still take a LeBron drive to the hoop over any other option.

But I'm a pretty crappy strategist. Bear that in mind.

May 31, 2007, 11:26:00 PM  

so is it Lebron getting every call or that he's actually getting hacked every time he drives?

Sam said...
May 31, 2007, 11:27:00 PM  

ok win or lose at this point
has lebron silenced his critic, AA?

Sam said...
May 31, 2007, 11:30:00 PM  

LeBron had the quietest twenty or so points I've ever seen at one point - now, he's been so huge for the last seventeen minutes, it feels like he should have at least 45.

May 31, 2007, 11:32:00 PM  

my prediction: billups or hamilton nails a 3 pointer
but they should dump it into sheed

Sam said...
May 31, 2007, 11:35:00 PM  

Mike Brown almost got lucky...horrible game management

AdamAnt said...
May 31, 2007, 11:36:00 PM  

good work by Brown
don't you wish you had that timeout now dumbass?

Sam said...
May 31, 2007, 11:36:00 PM  

Mike Brown is not a good coach. At all.

Bstone said...
May 31, 2007, 11:38:00 PM  

Great screw up by cleveland.

mookie said...
May 31, 2007, 11:39:00 PM  

What I really meant to say is that LeBron is getting the "Anti-Dwyane Wade Treatment". Yes, he's gotten some calls, but for the most part, he's not getting anything remotely close when he drives to the hoop.

And he has absolutely answered any critics. Whether the Cavs win this game or not, they should already celebrating an advance to the Finals.

Bstone said...
May 31, 2007, 11:40:00 PM  

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