Lebron Misses Another Late Game Layup, Boston Takes Game One

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

If you didn't stay up and watch Game One between the Cavs and Celtics I don't blame you. I've watched just about every San Antonio Spurs game over the past 8 years, and none of them compared to how boring this game was until the last few minutes (actually even those were boring). Dick Stockton and Mike Fratello called it a "defensive war" multiple times during the contest, but people were just bricking shots. There's no other way to describe Lebron's 12 points (2-18 shooting?!), Pierce's 4 points (2-14 shooting?!) and Ray Allen's 0 points (0-4 shooting).

While the majority of the game was pretty dreadful, somehow it was still able to be won or tied by Cleveland. Kevin Garnett (who everyone says can't finish out games) had just made a ridiculous spinning layup and the ball was left in the hands of Lebron.....

The best part of that clip is that James Posey was trying to foul because the Celts had one to give. Lebron's late game layups just aren't falling for a Cleveland team that should have won that game whether he made just two shots or not. There's not a chance in hell that Pierce and Allen are going 2-18 on Thursday, and hopefully somewhere between now and then both teams will rest up and actually score some in Game Two.


Gavin Floyd's no-hit bid on Baseball Tonight >>> Cavs-Celts Monstrosity

May 7, 2008, 12:45:00 AM  

The horror. The horror...

Michael said...
May 7, 2008, 1:08:00 AM  

That was like watching college basketball.

I seem to remember when Magic and Bird were going at it, that at the end of the first quarter a team in the playoffs usually had more than 15 points.

And they wonder why no one gives a shit.

Did you see that phantom FF from Casell on the King? What an acting job.

"Oh man, I think, yeah, I'm bleeding, I've been shot, oh man."


hollywood wags said...
May 7, 2008, 7:11:00 AM  

At the very least it was more interesting than this past Celtics playoff game.


Simon said...
May 7, 2008, 9:19:00 AM  

Usually when I take the under and there's a chance it may go to OT, it gets pretty dicey. Not so last night.

Doneycat said...
May 7, 2008, 9:41:00 AM  

Is it just me, or was that a blatant travel anyway?

AppFan said...
May 7, 2008, 9:43:00 AM  

I knew Cleveland should've used the new hybrid player of Sasha Varejao like Dick Stockton said last night.

ssreporters said...
May 7, 2008, 9:56:00 AM  

Ha! Kobe would have made it.

Free Vick said...
May 7, 2008, 10:10:00 AM  

Traveling called in basketball???


I saw Paul Pierce in a highlight walk six or seven slooow steps to the basket...

No call.

hollywood wags said...
May 7, 2008, 10:28:00 AM  

I don't know if you missed it, but Mike Fratello went off in the first half about how it was an injustice that LeBron got only one 1st place vote for MVP...in a year where his team won 45 games...in the Eastern Conference...and his team went on cruise control with 30 games to go...and in a season where KG, C3P and Kobe were ten times as valuable.


Kevin Bell said...
May 7, 2008, 10:45:00 AM  

Kevin Bell, take Bron off the Cavs and they are one of the three worst teams in the league. Record aside, he IS the most valuable player in the league to his team.

Cassell got a flagrant for pulling on the back of Bron's jersey.

As a Cavs fan myself, they HAD to win that game. Everything was in place except for the King. I think that the Cavs can still win this series but I'm not sure that they will now.

GMoney said...
May 7, 2008, 10:53:00 AM  

GMoney, I apologize for not giving LeBron his due. I agree that the Cavs would be awful without him. But to say he was most valuable for the whole league in this particular year (which is Fratello's point if he was calling it an injustice that LeBron got only one first place vote), is just not poor announcing, and insults a worthy candidate in KG who had, I believe, 16 points at that point in the games. My awful comment was directed at the "Czar."

Kevin Bell said...
May 7, 2008, 11:42:00 AM  

Great game.

Nike Air Force One

Apr 22, 2009, 7:59:00 AM  

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