Ginobili gets back at Cavs

CLEVELAND: The last time the Cavaliers saw the San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili missed an open 20-foot jumper at the buzzer that could've won the game. Full Story
bikerman

Pensacola, FL

#1 Feb 14, 2008
Give the Cavs credit for guts. You can't beat what Manu did.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Feb 14, 2008
How many times have we seen Lebron do that in the 4th quarter to other teams? You can't beat a team when someone goes off like that!

Another great game by Hughes! That is very encouraging. He looks extremely confident. If he can continue to hit his shots, and everyone gets healthy...You'd all better start jumping back on board.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#3 Feb 14, 2008
We ought to be celebrating the return of Larry Hughes. I can't imagine the last few games are exceptions. That's the LH from his Wizard days. But I think the loss of AV has been big and has caused the entire D to sag. While his contract demands were unreasonable at the time I am beginning to think he is worth more than what he agreed to. Once the Cavs are at full strength only Barkley will be disappointed.
Moved

Naples, FL

#5 Feb 14, 2008
Nice stats, "Z", you bum.
Cavalier Traveler

Wooster, OH

#7 Feb 14, 2008
If Hughes can keep up this level of play and quality when the missing bodies return, the Cavs will be a top-tier team going into the playoffs.
If...
DOG

Akron, OH

#8 Feb 14, 2008
Great move Danny, to trade Laura Hughes for Larry Hughes...let roll.
Ryan

Bellefontaine, OH

#9 Feb 14, 2008
"It was also a great performance by Larry Hughes, who had another strong game with 26 points on 11-of-19 shooting, although he didn't score in the fourth quarter."

Check that, didn't get a sht in the fourth quarter. How can a guy be that hot, and not get a single play run for him in the fourth quarter?
CAV

Reynoldsburg, OH

#10 Feb 14, 2008
From what I heard on the radio they were calling tick-tack fouls on the Cav's and allowing MG to push off when shooting without a foul. I guess it might be easier to score and harder to defend against when you don't have to worry about fouls being called against you.
Cowboy

United States

#13 Feb 14, 2008
My car radio didnít mention anything about cheap fouls being called on the Cleveland Cavilers or that Manu Ginobili was pushing off, what the sportscaster did say was that Ginobili had a phenomenal game by making a career-high eight 3-pointers and scoring a season-high 46 points. The game was not televised in my area so I didnít get to watch it but itís apparent that Ginobili was on fireÖ..were the Cavilers even on the floor? Go Spurs Go!!
John

Boston, MA

#14 Feb 14, 2008
Spurs shoot 30 foul shots to the Cavs 16 on the Cavs home floor! Only team that whines about fouls more than the Spurs are the Pistons. Took a great effort from Ginobli and the Spurs and bad officiating for the Spurs to win.

Great to see the continued good play of Hughes. Once this team is finally healthy again, if Hughes continues his good play of late, the Cavs will be very tough to beat in the playoffs.

Go Cavs!
Maddog

San Antonio, TX

#15 Feb 14, 2008
To John (Boston,MA)- at least they don't cheat like your Patriots!
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#16 Feb 14, 2008
John wrote:
Spurs shoot 30 foul shots to the Cavs 16 on the Cavs home floor! Only team that whines about fouls more than the Spurs are the Pistons. Took a great effort from Ginobli and the Spurs and bad officiating for the Spurs to win.
Great to see the continued good play of Hughes. Once this team is finally healthy again, if Hughes continues his good play of late, the Cavs will be very tough to beat in the playoffs.
Go Cavs!
Or maybe San Antonio is just a veteran team that attacks the basket and draws fouls, ever think of that? Geez, everything isn't the fault of officiating or conspiracy.
John

Boston, MA

#17 Feb 14, 2008
Maddog wrote:
To John (Boston,MA)- at least they don't cheat like your Patriots!
I am a transplant from Ohio living in MA. I hate the New England\Boston teams and was very happy to see the Giants knock off the Pats. I only root for Cleveland sports teams, Ohio St., and Notre Dame.
CAVSFAN

Columbus, OH

#18 Feb 14, 2008
GO CAVS!!!!!!!!
John

Boston, MA

#19 Feb 14, 2008
hdawg wrote:
<quoted text>
Or maybe San Antonio is just a veteran team that attacks the basket and draws fouls, ever think of that? Geez, everything isn't the fault of officiating or conspiracy.
Not blaming the loss on a conspiracy. I know the team that attacks the basket and is more aggressive typically gets more calls. I also feel that the Spurs are a great team (and I certainly do not blame officiating for them sweeping the Cavs in the finals last year), that does not need to whine to the officials near as much as they do. I see many Spurs games and they complain way too much. Just my opinion.
Ray Russell

Virginia Beach, VA

#20 Feb 14, 2008
Manu is good, but when someone scores that many points, your dedication to defense has to be questioned.
Virgil PR

San Antonio, TX

#21 Feb 14, 2008
Yes, I am from San Antonio, I do like the CAV, but they need a point guard like C. Barkley said.
You can be the beast of the East with Mike Bibby, Miller, or good looking point guard from Europe. But the best thing [for now] is that you still young and have Lebron. Meanwhile, I will keep looking at my Spurs getting more rings.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Feb 14, 2008
East Side Joe wrote:
We ought to be celebrating the return of Larry Hughes. I can't imagine the last few games are exceptions. That's the LH from his Wizard days. But I think the loss of AV has been big and has caused the entire D to sag. While his contract demands were unreasonable at the time I am beginning to think he is worth more than what he agreed to. Once the Cavs are at full strength only Barkley will be disappointed.
I actually like the "positive" ESJ! Sounds like you are coming around!

The officiating was bad last night, it is obvious that the officials do respond to veteran teams' whining. Although it is annoying to watch a team like the Spurs whine and cry, give them credit for doing it, it works! The Cavs also failed to pound the ball inside late in the game and draw fouls, they settled for jumpers.

All of you doom and gloomers (who will soon be jumping on the bandwagon) need to realize what great position the Cavs are in! They will end this season strong, and make another good playoff run. And then, unload Snow, Jones, Marshall (although he has been looking better) and Either AV or Gooden and their expiring contracts. In return, they will get the all-star sidekick that Lebron so badly wants. OMG, how would Gilbert Arenas look at point guard?
Tony

El Paso, TX

#23 Feb 14, 2008
Everybody in the league complains about calls. EVERYONE!! I saw Lebron argue every call that went against him. I saw Z complain about every call. Every team has players that complain. It is natural. Now nobody in the league, and I do mean nobody, cries before, during, and after the games like Phil Jackson or all of Phoenix (DiAntoni)!!! GEEEEZZ. Phoenix fans are still complaining about last year.

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