Pistons shoot down Cavs

Pistons shoot down Cavs

There are 88 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from May 22, 2007, titled Pistons shoot down Cavs. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Reputations made in the playoffs were lived up to in the playoffs Monday night. Chauncey Billups has earned his nickname, ``Mr. Big Shot'' by doing just that, taking and making big shots when it counts the ...

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Steve D

Aurora, OH

#1 May 22, 2007
How about that game, Joshie-boy!? LeBron can't find answer? I thought he was supposed to be "the king?" 1 down.....3 to go.

Akron, OH

#3 May 22, 2007
I would say that based on my perception of the game, they did as well as they have the talent to do. They went at it pretty hard, the Pistons just have a lot more impact players than the Cavs. You can only work with what you have.

Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#4 May 22, 2007
Charles Barkley said it well after the game - there is no way the Cavs are going to win this series if their best player doesn't attack the basket and get to the free-throw line. He rightly said assists are nice but in a game (and series) of this magnitude, your star needs to do more than that. I have to agree.
Steve D

Aurora, OH

#5 May 22, 2007
[QUOTE who="Matt from Akron"
Can't wait to see what that racist douche Steve D has to say..[/QUOTE]

I never said ANYTHING on here that was racist in any way. THUG is not and never has been a racist term. If you think that, then you are a racist yourself. In fact, those that throw accusations around, such as yourself, are generally the guilty ones to begin with. I'm sure there are other words that could have been used, HOWEVER, those are racist and not to be used by me. In fact, my friends that are black will laugh in your face for your comments towards me!

Mckees Rocks, PA

#7 May 22, 2007
"but we're OK with this loss tonight."

Words you would never hear out of Michael Jordan's mouth!! I'm not OK with that loss last night, and doubt anybody who really cares about the Cavs is OK with it. The Cavs should have won that game!

I'm not trying to be overly critical after a loss, but a couple of things need to be pointed out. 1. Eric Snow should not be on the court for long stretches! He looked absolutely horrible last night. And don't give me the "he settled the team down and played great defense" arguement. Everybody played great defense, and he either turned the ball over or had Rasheed feed him his shots everytime he tried a lay-up.
2. Lebron is the best player on the court. He needs to play like it. His 10 rebounds and 9 assists are great. But the Cavs need him to score! I know, "the Pistons threw two and three guys at him all night, he did a great job of distributing the ball". That's great, but the Cavs only scored 76 points, and Lebron didn't even get to the free-throw line!! How about trying to post someone up once in a while, I'll guarantee that he'd at least get fouled if he set up on the block and got the ball.
I'm not even gonna touch the last possession. I'm sure everyone will be debating that to no end the next 2 days. He made a good pass, Marshall had an open look.

Don't hit me with the "hey just enjoy the ride, they haven't been this far in 15 years, you're only critical after a loss arguements." I am enjoying the ride, but I'm also not OK with a loss, ever! They can beat the Pistons, that's what is frustrating to me!!

Z played great, and the team deense was outstanding! Those are two things to build on for game two.

Omaha, NE

#8 May 22, 2007
Too bad about the Cavs, but what about those Indians?
Ricky From Omaha
Steve D

Aurora, OH

#9 May 22, 2007
Matt From Akron = CLUELESS.

He must be a cop in Akron or something. He likes to practice "Guilty until proven innocent." He also likes to throw accusations around when he has no clue what he's talking about. He also never offers up anything useful in any forum here. He's all talk and no action too.

United States

#10 May 22, 2007
LeChoke passes up another shot - what's next - the sun is shining, Tuesday follows Monday? So this is what the "best" player in the basketball is all about - this guy is a never will be.
Steve D

Aurora, OH

#12 May 22, 2007
Matt from Akron wrote:
You admitted in the last thread you don't even watch basketball because of the "thugs" (how racist! lol), so your opinion is as worthless as you are.
So, you mean to tell me that Ron Artest, Rasheed Wallace, and Allen Iverson, just to name a few, AREN'T thugs????? What rock are you living under? Come on "mouth," answer that.

Huntington Park, CA

#20 May 22, 2007
Was there any game plan during that crucial moment? Would it not be better to try to even the score:
me - ksu alum

Columbus, OH

#21 May 22, 2007
this is the greatest victory in ohio state history...we're ok with this loss...

great statements, both.
me - ksu alum

Columbus, OH

#22 May 22, 2007
can you two get a room so the rest of us can talk about the game? thanks and don't forget to use protection...

Toledo, OH

#23 May 22, 2007
Some of you guys sound like grade school kids on the playground. Back to basketball...M. Jordan didn't make the conference finals until his fifth season, and didn't win his first championship until his seventh season. Perhaps, at some point, the Cav's will realize Larry Hughes is a mistake.

Akron, OH

#24 May 22, 2007
Matt and Steve, I suggest you guys give each other your personal e-mail addresses and let the rest of the community use this posting area for what it is intended. Thank you!
Go Cavs, Lebron is awesome.

Akron, OH

#25 May 22, 2007
I think the Cavs should try and run more. By playing half court basketball,they are playing an ageing Piston's game. When we are in the half court,I would like to see plays ran for Lebron,where he gets the ball curling into the lane,or in the foul line area. It seems a terrible waste to see a great athlete ,who is 6'8" and 250 lbs.hanging around the 3-point line.
If their defense has found a way to stop him (5 - 15 for 10 pts.),then I hope that he will consider getting on the offensive boards.

New York, NY

#26 May 22, 2007
Any chance we might discuss SPORTS on this site?
Steve D

Aurora, OH

#27 May 22, 2007
whereisthelove wrote:
Matt and Steve, I suggest you guys give each other your personal e-mail addresses and let the rest of the community use this posting area for what it is intended. Thank you!
Go Cavs, Lebron is awesome.
I have no problem with that, in fact, I'd be up for a face-to-face meeting instead.....I'll bet Matt would run with his tail tucked in his legs though. We'll see if he comes through.
Paul Keels vocal chords

United States

#28 May 22, 2007
I thought the Cavs overall played a very good game. They could have done a better job of containing Hamilton, but they rebounded the hell out of the ball. If we continue to rebound like that, and not turn the ball over, we will see 6 more games just like last night...tough, grind-em-out games. Unfortunately, we lost that game on a broken defensive assignment. Attention Sasha: His nickname is "Mr Big Shot." Don't leave Billups wide open at the wing to double Tayshaun in the corner.
As far as the final play: Z said it best. If Donyell makes that shot LeBron is viewed as a great team player who made the game-winning decision. But Donyell missed, and now LBJ has to deal with the ridicule. He'll bounce back in game 2, and we'll continue to play hard and give great effort for the rest of the series.
I'm proud of the effort...dissappointed with the outcome. Let's get this series knotted up at 1 heading back to Cleveland!
Essence Bell

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#29 May 22, 2007
I think that the cavs played an awesome first half, but a not so great second half. LeBron was a leader, even though he didn't have that many points, and I am very proud of the cavs!

Gales Ferry, CT

#30 May 22, 2007
I am happy with the game even though it was a lose. We played great defense and our presence on the O glass was great. Just a few more shots here and there, but you cant say anything about that.
The game was great and it will be a great series, I just want Lebron to go to the hole more to get to the line. If he plays like his normal self the rest of the series it might be one of the greatest of all time.

game 2 will be our with just a bit of tweaking on the offensive end and thats what we need.

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