Ailing Cavs pull together for 'big win'

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East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#1 Feb 9, 2008
Everyone? Seems to me Larry "2fo12" Hughes almost single-handedly dismantled the offense in the third. He was 5 for 16 (with four turnovers). According to my third grader that's about 33% shooting. D. Marshall played 7 minutes and was 1 for 3. Perhaps he re-injured something. But that's not everyone. And that's 6 for 19, for 20 million. Most the fans have been pulling for Newble and were rewarded. You won't ruin the team chemistry by trading Hughes and Marshall, or voiding their contracts for imposing as basketball players.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Feb 9, 2008
Of course, ESJ hits us with his negativity. How about this...

That may have been the most impressive win the Cavs have had all season. They are notoriously bad on the second night of back to backs (especially on the road). They were missing 4 key players and were forced to start Eric Snow! Yet they played phenomenally well on both ends of the court.

Yes, Hughes went 5-16, Marshall only had 3 points, so freakin what! Newble had a great game, DJones hit big shots, and Snow actually DID play great defense!

Great Win! Go Cavs!
bikerman

Howey In The Hills, FL

#3 Feb 9, 2008
If Hughes doesn't jam his toe, we lose. Brown just flat out can't let him play in the 4th quarter. He never stops shooting, and we all know he is the worst shot in the NBA.
Furthermore, when he drives to the basket in traffic, he is instant turnover.

On the bright side, it was great to see Snow play some minutes. Newble has also been very versatile. Damon has also been a good energy man off the bench. Maybe , until Boobie comes back, Brown will use Snow and Jones at crunch time.
Ike

Cleveland, OH

#4 Feb 9, 2008
RPB wrote:
Of course, ESJ hits us with his negativity. How about this...
That may have been the most impressive win the Cavs have had all season. They are notoriously bad on the second night of back to backs (especially on the road). They were missing 4 key players and were forced to start Eric Snow! Yet they played phenomenally well on both ends of the court.
Yes, Hughes went 5-16, Marshall only had 3 points, so freakin what! Newble had a great game, DJones hit big shots, and Snow actually DID play great defense!
Great Win! Go Cavs!
Nice to see someone around here appreciates our team. Once again the Cavaliers show what there made of, and comeback after a tough loss and put one in the win column. Great game from a less than 100% LBJ, backed up by a solid effort the the rest of gang. When we get healthy, which should be by the playoffs,the rest of the leaugue better watch out. GO CAVS!!!!
Spud

Cleveland, OH

#5 Feb 9, 2008
So freakin' what? Hughes took 16 shots the night before, too. Managed to make 6 of them. He pulls down boards and plays tough defense, but why does he have to shoot so much? It's no wonder this team has offensive woes. I loved the win last nite, and hate to be negative, but you can't just shrug off 33% shooting with "So freakin' what." This has been an issue all season.
RoYourBoat

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2008
This was one of the most inspiring game that I have ever watched. The end of the bench was great!
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Feb 9, 2008
Spud wrote:
So freakin' what? Hughes took 16 shots the night before, too. Managed to make 6 of them. He pulls down boards and plays tough defense, but why does he have to shoot so much? It's no wonder this team has offensive woes. I loved the win last nite, and hate to be negative, but you can't just shrug off 33% shooting with "So freakin' what." This has been an issue all season.
Spud,

You want dwell on Hughes taking 16 shots, fine. The fact is, they won. I'm not saying it's acceptable that he is shooting 35% this year. But to dwell on it after a win, when he scores 15 points?

Look at the numbers the last two years. They win when he starts at point. He must be doing something right?! I would love to see a true point guard on this team, Andre Miller would be my choice right now, but I doubt it is gonna happen.

You ESJ and OMG can continue to criticize and dwell on the negatives. I for one, enjoy watching this team compete!
rusty

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Feb 9, 2008
winning is everything, and when you win a game like this there should be no questions about this teams heart and competitiveness---despite those demanding a trade---for anyone---this is a pretty damn good team. if you all want to clamor for AARP eligible point guards with contracts that will break the bank and set the team back for years i suggest you move to NYC. james is the point guard, forward, whatever. the team is not likely to take the ball from his hands. this team is championship caliber, right now, with no changes. bring on the pistons or celtics, the road to the finals goes through cleveland.
alan t

New Albany, OH

#10 Feb 9, 2008
rusty wrote:
winning is everything, and when you win a game like this there should be no questions about this teams heart and competitiveness---despite those demanding a trade---for anyone---this is a pretty damn good team. if you all want to clamor for AARP eligible point guards with contracts that will break the bank and set the team back for years i suggest you move to NYC. james is the point guard, forward, whatever. the team is not likely to take the ball from his hands. this team is championship caliber, right now, with no changes. bring on the pistons or celtics, the road to the finals goes through cleveland.
Uhh ... you DO realize they didn't beat the 1996 Bulls, don't you? The Hawks are a sub-.500 team that has the Atlanta media clamoring for Billy Knight to be tossed to the curb and into a landfill. Roughly the complete opposite way the Northeast Ohio media protects Ferry like a grizzly bear protecting its cub.

Don't kid yourself. If the entire roster except James was in perfect health against the Hawks, and James was instead sitting on a bench chair in one of his turtlenecks and bling and giggling away, then the Cavs would have been blown away.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#11 Feb 9, 2008
RPB wrote:
Of course, ESJ hits us with his negativity. How about this...
That may have been the most impressive win the Cavs have had all season. They are notoriously bad on the second night of back to backs (especially on the road). They were missing 4 key players and were forced to start Eric Snow! Yet they played phenomenally well on both ends of the court.
Yes, Hughes went 5-16, Marshall only had 3 points, so freakin what! Newble had a great game, DJones hit big shots, and Snow actually DID play great defense!
Great Win! Go Cavs!
You must be 12 years old. You don't get it. No one appreciates this team more than me. I was at the Cavs first game. I've got a Bingo Smith signed ball. I could go on.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#12 Feb 9, 2008
Spud wrote:
So freakin' what? Hughes took 16 shots the night before, too. Managed to make 6 of them. He pulls down boards and plays tough defense, but why does he have to shoot so much? It's no wonder this team has offensive woes. I loved the win last nite, and hate to be negative, but you can't just shrug off 33% shooting with "So freakin' what." This has been an issue all season.
His D is over rated. I like Newble's better.
alan t

New Albany, OH

#13 Feb 10, 2008
East Side Joe wrote:
<quoted text>
You must be 12 years old. You don't get it. No one appreciates this team more than me. I was at the Cavs first game. I've got a Bingo Smith signed ball. I could go on.
I've got Larry Mikan's pubes I found on an old arena toilet seat. I also have a copy of Danny Ferry's contract and the actual gun that Wayne Embry was going to use to shoot himself.
Dr Loose

United States

#14 Feb 10, 2008
alan t wrote:
<quoted text> I've got Larry Mikan's pubes I found on an old arena toilet seat. I also have a copy of Danny Ferry's contract and the actual gun that Wayne Embry was going to use to shoot himself.
Who's Larry Mikan?
alan t

New Albany, OH

#15 Feb 10, 2008
Dr Loose wrote:
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Who's Larry Mikan?
Ah, you wacky kids who think the Cavaliers franchise was born in 2004. Larry is the great George Mikan's son, Dr. Loose. Larry played some games for the Cavs in their first season in 1970-71. Take Ferry's talent in the front office, and then put those non-existent skills in a player's body. That was Larry Mikan. Putrid. He had absolutely no business playing anywhere other than your local YMCA or JCC. But they needed 12 guys on their roster, so there he was.

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