whipped by wizards

whipped by wizards

There are 39 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Apr 24, 2008, titled whipped by wizards. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

WASHINGTON: Just in case there was some delusion that the Cavaliers had their series with the Washington Wizards in hand, they were dragged back to earth Thursday night.

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JNP

Erie, PA

#1 Apr 25, 2008
They were pathetic! I was embarrassed for them last night.

Couple of things:

Was there a rule or magical fence that was created that did not allow our point guards to penetrate inside the 3 point arc. Good gracious -- penetrate once in a while, don't pick up your dribble as soon as you get across the time line and attract double teams.

Andy should not even think about shooting the basketball. I cringe right now every time he touches the ball.

Lebron - split the double team before they can get set up when you have the ball on top. You waited way to long and allowed their trap D to get set up.

Stop the lazy cross-court passes. They wont get there in this league.

finally, penetrate, penetrate, and penetrate. They settled for way to many jump shots early on. The first two games, they set the tempo by driving to the hoop and keeping the Wizards on their heals. They did none of that. Lebron, please be a little more agressive.

There was no passion last night or prep either to be truthful. That falls on both the players and coaches.

Mike Brown - I hope you come up with better adjustments on both offense and defense for the next game. I am not going to bash you just yet. I feel you did a great job in the first two games, but you looked outcoached last night in a big way!

Let's go get game 4

Go Cavs
dipstick

Corry, PA

#2 Apr 25, 2008
Fun series. I've got tix to game 5! Yahoooo!
Just a Fan

Westlake, OH

#3 Apr 25, 2008
One game, but a puzzling and disconcerting loss. It's understandable that the Wizards came out with energy, but indefensible that the Cavs didn't. Giving up as early as they did was a slap by the Cavs in their fans' faces. A close game and a loss, OK. Having a team down, and allowing a rout like that, was unprofessional. They deserved to have a journeyman like Stevenson wave his hand in front of his face. They should be forced to sit in a room and watch tapes of Stevenson doing it, from all angles, and in slow motion -- like we had to.
RPB

Mckees Rocks, PA

#4 Apr 25, 2008
Now the tables are turned. Eddie Jordan was able to motivate his team after game two and made great adjustments. Let see what Mike Brown can do.

Last night's performance was pathetic.

Go Cavs!
Old Man Grump April 25

Akron, OH

#5 Apr 25, 2008
I agree, LeBron & Company sure got whipped last night. They played so badly, you have to wonder why they even bothered to show up? We can only hope they show up for the next game. PATHETIC Performance. Turn it around & GO CAVS !!!!
football rules

Akron, OH

#6 Apr 25, 2008
I believe Brown tried some new lineups just to see how they would work thinking he would want to win the series at home anyway. Who wants to lock it up on the road? The fans deserve some excitement.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#7 Apr 25, 2008
JNP wrote:
They were pathetic! I was embarrassed for them last night.
Couple of things:
Was there a rule or magical fence that was created that did not allow our point guards to penetrate inside the 3 point arc. Good gracious -- penetrate once in a while, don't pick up your dribble as soon as you get across the time line and attract double teams.
Andy should not even think about shooting the basketball. I cringe right now every time he touches the ball.
Lebron - split the double team before they can get set up when you have the ball on top. You waited way to long and allowed their trap D to get set up.
Stop the lazy cross-court passes. They wont get there in this league.
finally, penetrate, penetrate, and penetrate. They settled for way to many jump shots early on. The first two games, they set the tempo by driving to the hoop and keeping the Wizards on their heals. They did none of that. Lebron, please be a little more agressive.
There was no passion last night or prep either to be truthful. That falls on both the players and coaches.
Mike Brown - I hope you come up with better adjustments on both offense and defense for the next game. I am not going to bash you just yet. I feel you did a great job in the first two games, but you looked outcoached last night in a big way!
Let's go get game 4
Go Cavs
you are correct sir. on all accounts.
East Side Joe

Chevy Chase, MD

#8 Apr 25, 2008
Bi-polar performance. Which personality will w esee on Sunday?
Mars

Stow, OH

#9 Apr 25, 2008
I'm not a big fan of the NBA but I like to see the local team do well. Games like this happen. All players who reach the NBA level are incredible athletes. The Wizards players are no exception. There's no need to panic.
Cavalier Traveler

Wooster, OH

#10 Apr 25, 2008
This is what makes playoff basketball worth watching. Next game now gain more importance than if Cavs were up 3-0. Either Wizards maintain momentum or Cavs take commanding lead--dramatic storyline. I think the Cavs bounce back. Remember, Detroit had a stinker in the first game vs. 76ers. It can happen (although this one was toxic!).
Ro Ro

Canton, OH

#11 Apr 25, 2008
Lebron & team, you are still the greatest! Sure you got beat, but we know you all like to keep it exciting for the fans! I am not worried one bit. I just wish I could be there when you put a whippin on that block headed Stevenson again!!! I already feel sorry for him! Fun game guys. Your Cavs fan love you!!!!
Tdogg

Montgomery, AL

#12 Apr 25, 2008
Embarrassing............nuff said.
Chad

United States

#13 Apr 25, 2008
Hey OMG, still think they should have signed Andy to that unbelieveable contract? He has done nothing for this team this year and last night was just pathetic. In a series where the refs will not call all the charges, he is useless. And do not even get me started on his offense. What a joke!!
Eric

Gainesville, FL

#14 Apr 25, 2008
This game was awesome! Hopefully the Wizards will use this game as spring board to take the next three games.

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The AKR

#15 Apr 25, 2008
The Cavs missed a great game last night!

Hopefully, their plane gets in to D.C. before Game 4.
Shakem

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Apr 25, 2008
It was just a hiccup, we are fine, we'll beat'em Sunday, THEN CLOSE OUT AT HOME!
SanMoo

AOL

#18 Apr 25, 2008
The Cavs really let LeBron down! He played so hard the first two games to assure a win. If they don't pick up the slack on a normal game....they that will be it. What is Ferry thinking now of his upset the fruit basket idea? May an addition of a player or two would have been a good idea. Ira Newble and Larry Hughs would sure have made a difference last night. Vrajao didn't know what he was doing and Z looked stiff as a board!! How many turn overs did we have and how many were just throw aways like they didn't know who to throw the ball to?? This was a disgusting game. No more said.
reality12

Lakewood, OH

#21 Apr 25, 2008
Not because we got drilled,but does Stevenson have mental problems,or does he just not get it,you'd swear he's a perennial all-star,at least in his own mind I guess.Even AC can't even bear to look at him,I wonder when him and Drew will come out of the closet.They make a handsome couple.
hdawg

United States

#22 Apr 25, 2008
How did the Cavs let Lebron down? He's the leader of that team and the star player, he's just as accountable for what happened last night.
reality12

Lakewood, OH

#23 Apr 25, 2008
I think MB has to look at the DG,DW,DB,AV,Z,line up or line down,this match up on the court just doesn't get it done,when DB was hurt in gm2 LeBron went right back in,and last night that 5 could do nothing,actually for 3 games,and let's not give Boobie credit for scoring in a blowout,that 5 just can't score,drive to the hole,nothing,although when you look at what we have on the bench,I don't know if there is a remedy.They need a scorer or more conviction type play from this group.

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