Cavs fail without a Plan Z

Cavs fail without a Plan Z

There are 23 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 1, 2008, titled Cavs fail without a Plan Z. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

INDEPENDENCE: Z wanted the basketball. With the Cavaliers ahead by five points and fewer than two minutes left to go, center Zydrunas Ilgauskas wanted to do what he could to earn a Game 5 victory against the ...

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Akron Beacon Journal.

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
bilateralbka

Lakewood, OH

#1 May 2, 2008
Great now they acknowledge they screwed up,but who knows ? maybe they'll learn from this giant hubris,and maybe MB might start play calling,that would be miraculous mind boggling,a head coach actually coaching,boy brilliant idea Mikee.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#2 May 2, 2008
Brown blew it alright. LeBron one on five only brings moans for the crowd.

Thoughts on TONIGHT'S GAME

Everyone must contribute. Even with the bad percentage shooting the Cavs were STILL ahead by five. I like the way LeBron holds back his game in the first half so everyone gets involved.

More aggression please, on defense and offense -- none of these soft put-backs and lay-up, go hard to the basket.

Give the LeBron the ball while he is in motion to the basket please!

Z

I want to see FIRE in their eyes.

Where is Damon Jones?

10-12 3's should be enough.
Chad

Cleveland, OH

#3 May 2, 2008
Damon Jones has obviously p'd someone off within the organization. He has not seen the light of day on the floor, yet Devon Brown keeps chucking up 3's everytime he touches the ball.
Phil

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 2, 2008
This is a start. Yes Mike Brown you screwed up but don't stop there. Please admit you don't have a clue how to call an offensive game in the NBA. What happened Wednesday isn't new. Bron loves to play 1 on 5, he loves to chuck up long desperation 3's. He's been doing it all season, plus last season. You don't seem to know how to stop it, but then maybe you haven't noticed. Please do us a favor and resign since the owner has blinders on when it comes to you. You have to see the players don't respect you.
Optimist

Oxnard, CA

#5 May 2, 2008
Brown is at James mercy ever since.He allowed James to do what ever he wants during the crucial moments.No nothing except defense when mostly all players dont know defense.Hope they win in wizards hostile arena.Let us just cross our fingers.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#6 May 2, 2008
I expect a close game tonight, but I'd be surprised if we win. The one thing in their favor tonight is that -- as demonstrated in this series -- home-court advantage generally dwindles as you get deeper into a series.
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#7 May 2, 2008
It does, until Game 7, when the home team nearly always wins.
george lopez

Dayton, OH

#8 May 2, 2008
Phil wrote:
This is a start. Yes Mike Brown you screwed up but don't stop there. Please admit you don't have a clue how to call an offensive game in the NBA. What happened Wednesday isn't new. Bron loves to play 1 on 5, he loves to chuck up long desperation 3's. He's been doing it all season, plus last season. You don't seem to know how to stop it, but then maybe you haven't noticed. Please do us a favor and resign since the owner has blinders on when it comes to you. You have to see the players don't respect you.
Man you are so right on! ahead by 5 less than 2 min stands there and shoots from downtown Berea. instead of moving the ball around in and out to Z which they did to get the lead back. you know i'm beginning to see the over rated thing
TyRaX

Akron, OH

#9 May 2, 2008
george lopez wrote:
<quoted text>
Man you are so right on! ahead by 5 less than 2 min stands there and shoots from downtown Berea. instead of moving the ball around in and out to Z which they did to get the lead back. you know i'm beginning to see the over rated thing
If they had a real play called by the coaches rather than, "hey LB, dribble the ball down to 5 seconds then look for something" maybe things would be different on those possessions. LeBron is instructed to hold the ball and wait for something, he's not doing that entirely on his own.
bilateralbka

Lakewood, OH

#10 May 2, 2008
TyRaX wrote:
<quoted text>
If they had a real play called by the coaches rather than, "hey LB, dribble the ball down to 5 seconds then look for something" maybe things would be different on those possessions. LeBron is instructed to hold the ball and wait for something, he's not doing that entirely on his own.
I guess who said or sang it best Marvin Gaye"Ya what's goin On"
hdawg

Mamaroneck, NY

#11 May 2, 2008
"hey LB, dribble the ball down to 5 seconds then look for something"

Nobody makes a play call like that. I knew better than to do that in high school, if Lebron has any kind of basketball IQ which he does then he knows better than to do that. That's not Mike Brown calling that. Whoever has the ball needs to get his teammates to move. Lebron standing there with the ball is Lebron's fault, not Mike Browns.
bilateralbka

Lakewood, OH

#12 May 2, 2008
hdawg wrote:
"hey LB, dribble the ball down to 5 seconds then look for something"
Nobody makes a play call like that. I knew better than to do that in high school, if Lebron has any kind of basketball IQ which he does then he knows better than to do that. That's not Mike Brown calling that. Whoever has the ball needs to get his teammates to move. Lebron standing there with the ball is Lebron's fault, not Mike Browns.
That is the truth,MB,everybody knows his B-ball IQ is off the chart,but he either wants that Sports Center highlight,KING puts dagger in,or a brain FART.
nick

New York, NY

#13 May 2, 2008
not mike brown saying lebron slightly messed up ?? i thought i'll never see the day when he finally takes lebron to task for an illadvised shot
bilateralbka

Lakewood, OH

#14 May 2, 2008
WELL THE GOOD NEWS THEY SUSPENDED THE LITTLE PUNK SONGOLIA,A LITTLE TO LATE TO SEND A MESSAGE,BUT I'LL TAKE IT.BOY THE DOUG AND WENDY WHINNERS ARE ABOUNDING in Liz town!!!!
Brian

Philadelphia, PA

#15 May 2, 2008
Is Mike somehow going to reign in ANDERSON VAREJAO? Andy's terrible now. Mike must make him stop his stupid aggression in trying to create offense. Sorry Andy, you are NOT Kevin Garnett or Dirk Nowitzki. Andy's totally out of control and not playing w/in himself -- how can a 6-11 man drive in and throw 2 layup airballs?... and you'll notice, when he plays like that, his overall confidence and stats go down. He had only 3 rebs Wed, only one offensive. Wily old vet Ben Wallace, though occasionally taking a play off here and there, gets it. He rarely tries to create and, when he does, even he is more fluid than Andy... If Andy doesn't stop screwing up in these key playoff games, I think MB must sit him and maybe play Dwayne Jones some -- Dwayne, though limited, is a hard-nosed guy and a tough rebounder; certainly he could do little worse than Andy these days.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#16 May 2, 2008
Brian wrote:
Is Mike somehow going to reign in ANDERSON VAREJAO? Andy's terrible now. Mike must make him stop his stupid aggression in trying to create offense. Sorry Andy, you are NOT Kevin Garnett or Dirk Nowitzki. Andy's totally out of control and not playing w/in himself -- how can a 6-11 man drive in and throw 2 layup airballs?... and you'll notice, when he plays like that, his overall confidence and stats go down. He had only 3 rebs Wed, only one offensive. Wily old vet Ben Wallace, though occasionally taking a play off here and there, gets it. He rarely tries to create and, when he does, even he is more fluid than Andy... If Andy doesn't stop screwing up in these key playoff games, I think MB must sit him and maybe play Dwayne Jones some -- Dwayne, though limited, is a hard-nosed guy and a tough rebounder; certainly he could do little worse than Andy these days.
Yeah, Varejao has been absolutely awful. Dwayne Jones is a walking foul, but at least he'd be playing with more energy.

Szczerbiak has also been a disaster. I'm really at a loss of words when it comes to him.

And where has Devin Brown been?

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#17 May 2, 2008
Another thing on Andy.....is he afraid to dunk the ball? I hate watching a 6'10" airball a layup rather than hammering it through the hoop.

I'm sick of all this soft-a$$ garbage. If you get an offensive board close to the basket, go up and flush it home. If you get a defensive rebound, bring it in to your chest and get your elbows out.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#18 May 2, 2008
Brittle Fingers wrote:
Another thing on Andy.....is he afraid to dunk the ball? I hate watching a 6'10" airball a layup rather than hammering it through the hoop.
I'm sick of all this soft-a$$ garbage. If you get an offensive board close to the basket, go up and flush it home. If you get a defensive rebound, bring it in to your chest and get your elbows out.
EXACTLY!!!!!
CavsFan

Akron, OH

#19 May 2, 2008
I realize they need to get Z in the mix but its obvious that the Wizards Guards run over Devon Brown, Wally Szerbiak and even Daniel Gibson. Pavs says he's ready to go. Coach Brown says he may not play him. I'm not the smartest guy in the world but after Wally & Devon continue to get treated by Butler & Daniels like a baby treats a diaper I have to say to Coach Brown that it behooves you to put Sasha in. Give me 20-25 minutes of the 6'7" 240 Lb Serbian in somebodies face and I'll take his Defense over anybody on the teams except for James. Put him in..its the playoffs!!!!!!!!!!
bikerman

Wayzata, MN

#20 May 2, 2008
We can go to the finals if Wally and Gibson make their shots. As long as Lebron is double and triple teamed, they are our saviors. Brown and West should be distributors. Let the shooters shoot. Lebron should drive and then drive again. His % on long shots are no better than Brown or West. Furthermore, Z has to be given more plays. He is, by far, the best mid range shooter.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Daniel Gibson Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Antawn Jamison has heard it all from Boston's K... (Jan '12) Jan '12 kamal007 1
News Cavaliers 97, Pistons 91: Hickson, Davis give C... (Mar '11) Mar '11 Herman Hesse 1
News LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers' Daniel Gibso... (Feb '11) Feb '11 Cleveland noble 1
News Cleveland Cavaliers: Does Blame Fall On LeBron ... (Feb '11) Feb '11 ccc 1
News Trail Blazers 111, Cavaliers 105: Futility mark... (Feb '11) Feb '11 Bob 1
News Cleveland Cavaliers lose by 55 but LeBron James... (Jan '11) Jan '11 G Force 8
News Cavs' Varejao has broken cheekbone (Dec '10) Jan '11 Freda Johnson 2
More from around the web