blowout closes it out

WASHINGTON: Nobody closes the Verizon Center like the Cavaliers. For the third consecutive year, the Cavs finished off the Wizards on their own floor, scoring a 105-88 victory Friday to secure a 4-2 NBA Eastern ... Full Story
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#21 May 3, 2008
That was a very enjoyable game to watch. I would love to see the Cavs knock the Wizards out every year! I have never witnessed an entire organization and their fans act in such an unprofessional and unsportsmanlike manner! They deserve to lose every year.

The Cavs have 3 days to rest and prepare for their next opponent. Hopefully Sasha can knock some rust off and be able to contribute the rest of the playoffs.

If Wally and Boobie continue to shoot like that, the Cavs will be tough to beat!

Go Cavs!
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 May 3, 2008
fUny1 wrote:
Brian Windhorst,
Next time you write a column that anyone publishes, please research your facts because it doesn't seem that your editors do either.
I'm not expecting Pulitzer Prize winning Journalism from any Journalist but the one thing I will not tolerate is factual error in an article.
Your "Wizards Fall Short Again" comments published in the daily dime on ESPN.com are shameful. I cannot deem such statements as being that of a journalist since either your memory does not serve you well or you don't fact check simple things such as who was on the Washington Wizards' roster the year that they beat the Bulls in the playoffs.
Caron Butler was still with the LA Lakers when the Wizards beat the Bulls.
It was none other than Larry Hughes, who up until the deadline trade was still a member of the team you are paid to cover, that was a member of the Wizards team that beat the Bulls 3 years ago.
These factual errors in basic Journalism should not be allowed either by the lazy journalist or the lazy editor.
I am not a Journalist nor am I majoring in Journalism nor do I aspire to do something so unintellectual but I do not expect a Journalist to descend to the level of the typically uninformed cretins that litter sports message boards with comments.
If You have any character at all, you should apologize for your factual error the next time you write something for ESPN.
That may actual make people respect your efforts a bit more.
Dude, who freakin cares!!!! Go buy some Papa Johns and a life to go with it.
What

Akron, OH

#23 May 3, 2008
RPB wrote:
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What? You, Yolanda, and John need to take a reading comprehension course together.
Whatever! You need to take a reading course. Say what you mean and mean what you say. It's not up to us to guess what you or anyone else is trying to say.
What

Akron, OH

#24 May 3, 2008
RPB wrote:
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Dude, who freakin cares!!!! Go buy some Papa Johns and a life to go with it.
PA fan, get a grip, this comment board is for everyone to (guess what) VOICE THEIR OPINION.
Patrick

Salem, OH

#25 May 3, 2008
I've just been reading some stories at the Washington Post and the Washington Times and have a question. When the Bulls ousted the Cavs three seasons in a row in the early 90's, was there a lot of sour grapes and whining from the Cleveland media? Because I don't honestly remember it getting as bad as Knott and Wise from the Times and Post.

Truly bad, hell, pathetic 'journalism'.
Patrick

Salem, OH

#26 May 3, 2008
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever! You need to take a reading course. Say what you mean and mean what you say. It's not up to us to guess what you or anyone else is trying to say.
Here's an idea: Actually READ the post before making a comment on it. Don't read the first three lines, skip the actual meat of the post and then hit reply. The people who did that (and there were several) look like utter fools.
Jon

Oceanside, CA

#27 May 3, 2008
I just have to say every Cleveland fan should boycott Popa Johns for that crappy shirt...who's crying now...I think I heard a little whining about Arenas being out and songalia suspended...boooooo hoooooo!
Jon

Oceanside, CA

#28 May 3, 2008
I think we should all leave comments on the Papa Johns customer feedback link on their website. I think they should realize that they made a mistake in putting their name on the shirt.
Cavalier Traveler

Wooster, OH

#29 May 3, 2008
Thanks to all those who actually read my post. Gee whiz, I put in caps: NO TEAM LED BY LEBRON JAMES CAN EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED IN A PLAYOFF SERIES. Although I think that's pretty plain, for those who need translation it means that the Cavs have a player named LeBron James who is now despite his young age a veteran. He can turn up his already incredible game for the playoffs which is what players variously described as "big time" or "money" or "superstar" do (as opposed to, say, Dirk Dallas). That means you can put aside the regular season as warm-up because it's go and show time. Yes, the post was meant to SUPPORT the Cavs and caution those who rip the team and players after every loss. I didn't think it was all that subtle. Give it another reading, Yolanda, John, RPB, and pay attention to the wise words of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter in the middle: "Watch each card you play and play it slow."
Cavalier Traveler

Wooster, OH

#30 May 3, 2008
Oops—I meant Yolanda, John, and What. RPB, you're OKAY!
Cavalier Traveler

Wooster, OH

#31 May 3, 2008
My stomach hasn't liked Papa John's pizza in the past and now I have a new reason not to patronize that franchise. Support your local place if it's any good. Keep your money in your community.
And support your local teams, too: CAVS! TRIBE! BROWNS!
Jon

Oceanside, CA

#32 May 3, 2008
LOL...I can't support my local teams...then I would have to route for the Lakers, Angels/Padres, and the Chargers...No way in heck!
Jon

Oceanside, CA

#33 May 3, 2008
Root not route...sorry.
Cavalier Traveler

Wooster, OH

#34 May 3, 2008
Jon wrote:
LOL...I can't support my local teams...then I would have to route for the Lakers, Angels/Padres, and the Chargers...No way in heck!
Local is a state of mind and an arena of the heart. Wherever I go, my teams go with me. You too, I guess.
Tim in Plantation FL

AOL

#35 May 3, 2008
Great game by the Cavs. I agree with the above poster who stated that losing game 5, as painful as it was, might have been the best thing that could have happened to this team.

Watching the Celtics against Atlanta, I've begun to wonder - is there and Indianapolis Colts saga at play here? Has all of the resting that they've done the last month of the season or so coming back to haunt them? When I watched them last night, they just looked old and tired, especially in the 4th quarter. Maybe it's because for a month before the playoffs the starters have only been playing 15-20 min per game instead of 35-40. If they get by Atlanta, which unfortunately I expect that they will since Atlanta has shown no ability to beat them in Boston this series, they'll most likely play much better against the Cavs since they'll be used to playing heavy minutes again. They still haven't shown that they can play well in a close game down the stretch in the playoffs yet, but I'm sure that will change against the Cavs. Should be a great series and could go either way. Just hope the Cavs can pull it off. With Lebron, anything's possible.

As far as the West goes, I know that the Lakers are the media's darlings, but watching San Antonio just dismantle the Suns makes me think that they'll be back in the Finals again. They made the former MVP Nash look like an average to poor NBA player, which is impressive. I don't see NO or LA beating them.

Since: Dec 07

Tallmadge, OH

#36 May 3, 2008
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever! You need to take a reading course. Say what you mean and mean what you say. It's not up to us to guess what you or anyone else is trying to say.
He did say what he meant, and he meant what he said. You just must not have read the entire post. Nobody on this forum should have to dumb down their posts so that you don't read them wrong.
Optimist

Oxnard, CA

#37 May 3, 2008
TERRIIIIIIIFIC !!!. Everybody plays well beyond expectation. Players shoot whenever there was an opportunity, and played a leech like defense. That's what we want.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#38 May 3, 2008
What wrote:
<quoted text>
Whatever! You need to take a reading course. Say what you mean and mean what you say. It's not up to us to guess what you or anyone else is trying to say.
It's not a matter of guessing. Traveler was making a valid point about fair weather fans, you misunderstood it and basically told him to shut up. Now you are taking shots at me for calling you out. Get a grip.
RPB

Pittsburgh, PA

#39 May 3, 2008
Tim in Plantation FL wrote:
Great game by the Cavs. I agree with the above poster who stated that losing game 5, as painful as it was, might have been the best thing that could have happened to this team.
Watching the Celtics against Atlanta, I've begun to wonder - is there and Indianapolis Colts saga at play here? Has all of the resting that they've done the last month of the season or so coming back to haunt them? When I watched them last night, they just looked old and tired, especially in the 4th quarter. Maybe it's because for a month before the playoffs the starters have only been playing 15-20 min per game instead of 35-40. If they get by Atlanta, which unfortunately I expect that they will since Atlanta has shown no ability to beat them in Boston this series, they'll most likely play much better against the Cavs since they'll be used to playing heavy minutes again. They still haven't shown that they can play well in a close game down the stretch in the playoffs yet, but I'm sure that will change against the Cavs. Should be a great series and could go either way. Just hope the Cavs can pull it off. With Lebron, anything's possible.
As far as the West goes, I know that the Lakers are the media's darlings, but watching San Antonio just dismantle the Suns makes me think that they'll be back in the Finals again. They made the former MVP Nash look like an average to poor NBA player, which is impressive. I don't see NO or LA beating them.
Maybe the Celtic's play against Atlanta has something to do with the fact that...

1. They are old and tired. The "big three" have logged a lot of minutes and aren't as young as most of their competition.

2. The Celtics have very little playoff experience. The "big three" have never accomplished anything in the playoffs. With the exception of Cassell, their bench has little playoff experience.

3. The Celtics are feeling an immense amount of pressure to win a championship. Everyone assumed they would win the east with no trouble. Now they are being tested, and the pressure is mounting.

All of those factors will help the Cavs against them in the next round...assuming the Celtics get there.

Go Cavs!
mmk

Wooster, OH

#40 May 3, 2008
go cavs go fight for the gold....

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