Spurs pushing Cavs around

Spurs pushing Cavs around

There are 79 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jun 12, 2007, titled Spurs pushing Cavs around. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Talking to myself about the Cavaliers... Q: Do you think they'll be swept out of the NBA Finals by the San Antonio Spurs? A: I hope not.

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jnp

Erie, PA

#1 Jun 12, 2007
There is no doubt that tonight's game will tell us how much the Cavs have grown this post season. Even if they do not win, they need to come out and show they are able to make adjustments and are able to rise up to the level that is needed to compete for a championship. Go Cavs. Make us proud!
Spud

Canton, OH

#2 Jun 12, 2007
Terry Pluto is the main reason I buy the Beacon Journal. His analysis is spot-on.
I believe the Cavs will play much better in game 3, but I worry about the 2nd half. They must come out blazing after halftime. The Spurs can merely weather the Cavs' home court advantage by keeping it close, outplaying them in the third, and waiting for the Cavs to choke at the end. Heck - they've been choking from the opening tip. That's why they can't make a shot. Lebron needs to take his own advice to Gibson, as should Z and the rest. Step into your shot with confidence and knock it down.
The Cavs also need to learn from other playoff games that the refs have been letting teams play on during the last five minutes. They must block out underneath, drive hard to the basket, leave it all on the court. They spent the end of the last contest whining like the Pistons. Play hard, play on, and...
GO CAVS!
Charlie

Gales Ferry, CT

#3 Jun 12, 2007
I am not worried about the second half as I am more worried aobut the start of the game. Look at games 1 and 2, we were out of it by halftime. The reason was poor first halves. If we come out with some intensity and emotion in the first half then we have a chance. the crowd will play a big factor in that, if we can get the crowd into the game early and often that will work in our favor. But if we come out and are down by 10 five minutes into it, they will sit on their hands the rest of the night.

WE NEED TO RISE UP AND BECOME WITNESSES!!!!!

GO CAVS!!!!
Spurs Fan

San Antonio, TX

#4 Jun 12, 2007
y'all keep mentioning the fact you won the two regular season games and that is great and all but, the regular season is just that. The playoffs are a whole diffenent animal. I thought it
was very amusing that James calls himself "King James" and now we have reduced him to a "Jester!"
" Go Spurs Go!" " LaBroom The Cavs! "
Akron

Marengo, OH

#5 Jun 12, 2007
What the fans are going to "WITNESS" is one big fat choke!!!!!
Spurs Fan Get a Clue

Montville, OH

#6 Jun 12, 2007
I think it's very amusing that you speak when you don't know what you talk about. James didn't give himself that nickname. The media did. His marketing people have latched onto it, and that's all there is to it.
Too bad you're not able to show the sort of class the team you root for does.
bikerman

Brunswick, OH

#7 Jun 12, 2007
If the Cavs come out with Gibson, there will be a whole different outcome from the start. If he dribbles, it is to penetrate, not take a jump shot. He takes his jump shots on set ups. Big difference from Hughes. With Gibson, the offense will immediately speed up.

Go Cavs!!!!Rise Up!!!!
GoSpurs

Streetsboro, OH

#8 Jun 12, 2007
Just two more baby! Just two more and they can go fish in Lake Erie!!!!
travestystrikesa gain

Nashville, TN

#9 Jun 12, 2007
Cavaliers are getting out coached. Memo to Mike Brown, you have to coach offense also duh!!! We're exerting sooo much energy on defense because of our lack of offense. Watch the Spur's patience on offense, their ball movement and the way the let the game come to them and then watch the Cavs offense: Junior Highschool, one on one, no ball movement, impatience, and missed open shots. It's like watching the Colts and the Bears.....pain.....
ESE

Cleveland, OH

#10 Jun 12, 2007
Spud wrote:
but I worry about the 2nd half.
And that is why I think it's the coach. Both team go to the locker room for halftime. The Cavs opponents make adjustments and come out for the 3rd quarter doing different things and Mike Brown has no answers. He doesn't seem to be able to match up in the chess game that is coaching. He doesn't appear to be able to quickly analyze what is happening and make decisions on his feet.

The 3rd quarter has been brutal for the Cavs all season.

In game 2 they got in close during a time out and you could hear Eric Snow screaming at the team "They are outworking us. They are getting the loose balls. You have to step it up."

That was right on target, and that's what I meant the other day when I said the thd Spurs were giving the Cavs a lesson on how the game is played.

Hughes can't guard Parker with TWO good feet. Does Brown think he owes Hughes some kind of allegiance that he continues to play him knowing he is injured? Nobody is question his heart. He is playing hurt and being a good soldier. But when he starts talking about playing hurt to "help his team", Larry, you'd help more if you sat down and let a faster player with 2 good feet play before you turn Parker into Jerry West or Oscar Robertson.
bob lewis

Lenexa, KS

#11 Jun 12, 2007
1. Start Eric Snow.
2. Lay some lumber on Parker when he comes to the basket; spread the fouls around and make them HARD fouls.
3. No layups for the Spurs. Zero.
4. Make Duncan beat you from the foul line. When he goes baseline put him in the bleachers. The Cavs have Z, Gooden, Marshall, Varajao and Pollard - that's 30 fouls to give. No layups - no baseline.
5. Brown can use Hughes from the 2-spot when Parker is on the bench - if he really thinks he needs to use him.
6. If the refs won't call the fouls when Le Bron gets hacked - Brown needs to step up and take a T.
NYspursfan

East Syracuse, NY

#12 Jun 12, 2007
Spurs fans, please stop gloating. The series isn't over yet....and the Cavs are talented and admirable. No "Stoudawhiners" in this organization (thank you Cavs)
ESE

Cleveland, OH

#13 Jun 12, 2007
"Spurs fans, please stop gloating."

Good advice. Even if the Spurs win, you didn't score a single point....
Chris

Athens, GA

#14 Jun 12, 2007
I think that the cavs fans need to quit with all this stupid, rise up and witness, just sit down and witness the Spurs kicking the cavs a**, queen james looks like a little kid out there when he misses a shot or thinks he gets fouled, sits there and eats half of his nails when he gets nervous, well thats how detroit got treated if at all you fans think there is favortism.
Joe Buck

Chillicothe, OH

#15 Jun 12, 2007
The Cavs are a mediocre team blessed to play in an absolute abomination of a conference. The one thing more unpleasant and far worse than this reality has been reading Pluto's hometown giddiness day after day after day after month after month after month after year after year after year.

Terry should have retired from the sports pages many moons ago. Jesus seems like a pretty decent guy, and is probably a helluva surfer dude, with those relaxed comfortable sandals and all. But for a sportswriter, Jesus absolutely stinks.
Chris

Athens, GA

#16 Jun 12, 2007
Quit talking about the rise up and witness, sit down and witness the spurs attack, queen james can't handle them, so just sit on the bench and cry with the rest of the fans, one of my buddies got into an arguement with gloria at a bar she tossed a beer bottle at him and he tossed one and almost hit her in the forehead, stupid drunk
Joe Buck

Chillicothe, OH

#17 Jun 12, 2007
Spurs Fan Get a Clue wrote:
I think it's very amusing that you speak when you don't know what you talk about. James didn't give himself that nickname. The media did. His marketing people have latched onto it, and that's all there is to it.
Too bad you're not able to show the sort of class the team you root for does.
Yes, nothing says "humble" and "class" like the words "CHOSEN 1" permanently inked in gigantic King Kong-sized letters on one's own back.

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#18 Jun 12, 2007
bob lewis wrote:
2. Lay some lumber on Parker when he comes to the basket; spread the fouls around and make them HARD fouls.
3. No layups for the Spurs. Zero.
4. Make Duncan beat you from the foul line. When he goes baseline put him in the bleachers. The Cavs have Z, Gooden, Marshall, Varajao and Pollard - that's 30 fouls to give. No layups - no baseline.
YES!!! This is exactly what we need to do. We're giving up way too many easy basket on the inside. San Antonio is already a great team -- why are we making it even easier for them?

Parker needs to be on the floor on his VERY FIRST drive inside tonight. When they show Eva Longoria in the crowd, I want her looking worried as she watches her man get peeled off of the Q's floor by his teammates.

And Duncan is a relatively poor foul shooter. He needs to be at the stripe.

This game is being played in Cleveland. Time to show them how ball is played in the East.....tough defense, no layups.
Wade Burns

United States

#19 Jun 12, 2007
Wow. While everyone tries to "figure out" whats wrong with the Cavs, how about starting (and ending) with this: THEY CANT SCORE!

Seriously, has there ever been a team so horribly bad at scoring? They cant shoot, they cant drive to the lane (outside of Lebron, who rarely does), and they sure as hell cant make free throws! I really dont know why the Spurs dont just foul them every possession! Hack a Shaq? How about hack-a-team?!

Defense defense defense....reminds me the days I used to snooze watching Mike Fratello coach the team. Hello....fans want to see electricity, scoring, dunks, etc - not 68-59 games!

So where do you start with this team? Seriously, who is untradeable?? Can you give the slow footed Ilgauskas away (and think, he is only getting older, can you imagine him crawling up the floor next year)? Can Eric Snow even make layups?? And can the big guys on this team never put the ball on the floor?? And Sasha? Way too much flash, not enough finishes....

No way this team goes anywhere in the west, maybe not even an 8 seed....
travestystrikesa gain

Nashville, TN

#20 Jun 12, 2007
Chris wrote:
Quit talking about the rise up and witness, sit down and witness the spurs attack, queen james can't handle them, so just sit on the bench and cry with the rest of the fans, one of my buddies got into an arguement with gloria at a bar she tossed a beer bottle at him and he tossed one and almost hit her in the forehead, stupid drunk
A reason he needs to leave loserville and head to L.A. or New York....

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