Cavs fail to follow formula on offense

Cavs fail to follow formula on offense

There are 28 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 7, 2008, titled Cavs fail to follow formula on offense. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

BOSTON: It has been seven months and 89 games, but as the Cavaliers prepared for Game 2 against the Boston Celtics, they were going back to the basics from training camp.

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Mckees Rocks, PA

#1 May 8, 2008
It's encouraging to hear that Mike Brown recognizes that the offense sucks. Now let's see if he and the team can do something about it tonight.

Go Cavs!

Little Rock, AR

#2 May 8, 2008
Brown has a offensive formula? He is the worst coach when it comes to the offensive side of the ball. Lebron top of the key and everybody else stands around. Great offensive concept. Go Cavs!! Lebron will come back strong!

Canton, OH

#3 May 8, 2008
What? Letting Lebron dribble the ball for 20 seconds at the top of the key isn't working?!?

Raleigh, NC

#4 May 8, 2008
Z you woose. lebron overrated.

Whitehall, MT

#5 May 8, 2008
it looked like usual cavalier offense to me!!!

dribble, dribble, dribble...pass to the wing...dribble, dribble, dribble.....pass to the wing...dribble, dribble, dribble....take an off balance 22 footer with hand in face.

Mentor, OH

#6 May 8, 2008
Don't you need a formula before you can follow one? I don't consider LeBron playing 1 on 5 to be a formula. Z is the answer and it's not his fault he doesn't get the ball enough. I know he scored 22, he needs to score about 36. They need to post down Z everytime they get the ball.

Also, do we actually have plays in the offense where Andy is supposed to post-up and then shoot a hook or a jump shot? I don't know whether he's acting on his own, but it's got to stop. You might as well have me on offense as opposed to Big Ben and Andy. I can miss dunks and two-foot layups even better than they can. I don't know why Andy thinks he's KAJ once in a while. He's more of a Bill Russell.

Farmington, MI

#7 May 8, 2008
Terje - agree with you...mix in a few drives from LeBron and West
We need more people driving to the hoop. Just hope that LeBron is not shying away from getting hits - he is not agressive as he should be.

New York, NY

#8 May 8, 2008
maybe lebron will finally go in the post and stop starting the offense from the top of the key(where he is easily trapped by the double)
Jeff Tura

Plymouth, MN

#9 May 8, 2008
Cavs suck, they are going to loose 4-0

Independence, OH

#10 May 8, 2008
This is for Jeff Tura.

It's LOSE not LOOSE and the Cavs aren't going to give it up that easy. Yeah, Boston will probably take the series but the Cavs are going to put up a very decent fight. As Garnett said, they're still trying to catch up to us. We were in the finals last year, so they know it's going to be tough to clinch every game.

Camden, AL

#11 May 8, 2008
Cavs are going thi series in game 7

Los Angeles, CA

#12 May 8, 2008
nick wrote:
maybe lebron will finally go in the post and stop starting the offense from the top of the key(where he is easily trapped by the double)
Sorry Nick - Your idea makes sense. But the Cavs don't like to do things that make sense. If we took your suggestion, then we may actually be able to reach our potential and win handily instead of mucking it up and barely wining in the end.

Hey - if you're done with Isiah in NYC, maybe you can get him to call Mike Brown for us with an offensive play or two?

Penland, NC

#13 May 8, 2008
get lebron 32 points & get him the player.....give the 3s to danille gibson
Donnie 1992

Johnson City, TN

#14 May 8, 2008
LeBron James is the best player in the game Kobe Just left OVER!!!!!!
Martin from Poland

Lodz, Poland

#15 May 8, 2008
Cavs defence has to focus on defending KG better and try to get more points on fast break. Besides Lebron is the best player in this league so I'm sure he won't let his team lose. LBJ you're my man!
Martin from Poland

Lodz, Poland

#16 May 8, 2008
One more thing....I know that James is a real and true star in this team but he cannot make the last shot when he hasn't got a good position to make those shots. What's more LBJ's last shot was a 3pointer....let's be honest he is not good at shotting 3s...let's Gibson or Szczerbiak or even Damon Jones make 3pointers. Even if it is a last shot!!! I really don't know why coach Brown doesn't let Damon play more in games....Mike...he hit the last shot against Wizards in playoffs last year. Don't you remember???:)
Ben Fan

United States

#17 May 8, 2008
King James should been MVP and Big ben works on the def not too many player are def minded boston is a good team but has one on one mind sat just like the 04 la lakers and look at them lost to detriot.


#18 May 8, 2008
cavs will be the champ 4 sure....
Phil Wallace

Glen Echo, MD

#19 May 8, 2008
I think the Cavs had evry chance to win the game as bad as they played. also I think king James need to go down on the box some times, if you are having a rough night shooting. I think that's a good way to get going and the WHOLE TEAM NEED TO KNOW THAT BOSTON IS GOING TO BE ROUGH THIS IS THE PLAY OFF, CAVS YOU NEED TO MATCH THEIR TOUGHNESS. OH YEA DON'T BE AFRAID TO SEND THEM TO THE FOUL LINE. THAT MEANS LET THEM KNOW WHEN THEY COME TO THE BASKET HARD CLEAN FOULS.

Brooklyn, NY

#20 May 8, 2008
that is an ok article but its funny that Big Z kneed cassel in the head
i didnt see the game but that sounds like ppl were gettin ready to fight

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