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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Veezy

Elmhurst, IL

#24 Apr 25, 2008
I'm so tired of this Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde crap we get from this team. How you don't get up for a playoff game bewilders me. As resident of Cleveland all my life I've never been as embarrassed as I was watching that garbage. I don't care about the crowd, I don't care about the Wizards sense of urgency, or all the back and forth talk. We were not prepared for what they already new would be obstacles on the road. Just get er' done for Pete's sake and let's get ready for Boston.
Chad

United States

#26 Apr 25, 2008
All the more proof that pro sports are fixed. All they care about is money. 4 games makes you less money than 6 or 7. Plain and simple. I was shocked to see the finals only go 4 games last year. They lost out on a lot of money by the Spurs sweeping the Cavs!!
Old Man Grump April 25

Akron, OH

#27 Apr 25, 2008
Chad wrote:
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!!
AV is great. If he had played all season, I'm sure his performance would be better. He's not the problem. Ferry got him good players. Coach Brown doesn't know how to coach an NBA team.
Old Man Grump April 25

Akron, OH

#28 Apr 25, 2008
Veezy wrote:
I'm so tired of this Dr. Jekyl/Mr. Hyde crap we get from this team. How you don't get up for a playoff game bewilders me. As resident of Cleveland all my life I've never been as embarrassed as I was watching that garbage. I don't care about the crowd, I don't care about the Wizards sense of urgency, or all the back and forth talk. We were not prepared for what they already new would be obstacles on the road. Just get er' done for Pete's sake and let's get ready for Boston.
Blame Coach brown - the team doesn't come ready to play each and every night.

Since: Apr 08

United States

#29 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
dream on lebroun iz over rated im glad u were enbarred i waz at the game
theCZARofDC

Greenwood, IN

#30 Apr 25, 2008
Say what you want. Be afraid..Be very afraid cause -- Here come dem WIZARDS!!!!!!!
Tim in Plantation FL

AOL

#31 Apr 25, 2008
From what I recall last year, the Spurs got completely smoked in Utah in game 3 after winning the first 2 at home easily. They then took care of business and went on to win it all. It happens, but it seems like the Spurs learned their lesson from the way they played the Cavs last year in game 3 and this year's game 3 vs the Suns tonight.

Delonte West is the key to Sunday's game. He has shown me that he has all of the skills to be a very good point guard in this league, but he is still way to hesitant and unsure of himself at times. He just doesn't seem to know when to be aggressive and when not to. If I were Mike Brown, I'd tell him to charge the basket every chance that he gets until someone can show that they can stop him. That would open up everyone else of offense, especially Lebron. No more of this dribbling up top stuff until the double team comes and then tossing a feeble pass towards Lebron or Z. If he attacked as soon as the Wizards start coming towards him, he would break their defensive agressiveness and open up the whole offense. Gibson needs to do the same, but he doesn't have the size or the strength to attack the hole consistently.
test

Makati, Philippines

#32 Apr 26, 2008
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Susie Q

Massillon, OH

#33 Apr 26, 2008
Eric wrote:
This game was awesome! Hopefully the Wizards will use this game as spring board to take the next three games.
I hope too!!! Cavs will exit soon...no ring for you!!!

“Serenity Now!”

Since: May 07

York Township, OH

#34 Apr 26, 2008
It was an embarrassing and shameful performance. With all the ridiculous unforced turnovers, I almost started to believe that maybe the Cavs had bet against themselves.

I can understand losing this game.....in fact, I figured they would. But to not even be competitive.....to not even show up.....inexcusable. Blame lies just about everywhere on this one.

Of course they're still going to win this series, but a loss like this does not bode well for the next round. I just can't see a team that loses by 36 at Washington being competitive against a team like the Celtics. I hope I'm wrong though.....
hdawg

United States

#35 Apr 26, 2008
The whole team didn't show up to play. I blame two people more than the others, Lebron and Mike Brown. It's just one game, but a big momentum swing if the Wizards can win game 4.
Chad

United States

#36 Apr 28, 2008
Old Man Grump April 25 wrote:
<quoted text>AV is great. If he had played all season, I'm sure his performance would be better. He's not the problem. Ferry got him good players. Coach Brown doesn't know how to coach an NBA team.
But after the win in game 2 by 30 points you and everyone else was saying Brown coached a great game and had a good offensive plan. Typical Steeler fan being a Cavs fan though, changing your mind like the weather.
Chad

United States

#37 Apr 28, 2008
Dylan n macy wrote:
<quoted text>dream on lebroun iz over rated im glad u were enbarred i waz at the game
Anything to say now buddy? Because that was the last game you will see in DC this year. Series over in game 5. This series will NOT make it back to DC.

Stevenson is a thug. Straight out thug!
Chad

United States

#38 Apr 28, 2008
theCZARofDC wrote:
Say what you want. Be afraid..Be very afraid cause -- Here come dem WIZARDS!!!!!!!
Yeah, here come dem Wizards, back to Cleveland down 3-1 and about to lose for the THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR to the Cavs in the playoffs!!!
Chad

United States

#39 Apr 28, 2008
Susie Q wrote:
<quoted text>
I hope too!!! Cavs will exit soon...no ring for you!!!
Maybe no ring for us, but no 2nd round for you AGAIN!!
hdawg

United States

#40 Apr 28, 2008
Time for the Wizards to make a deal or two and change things up. With Dwight Howard and the Magic, Lebron and the Cavs, this group in Washington isn't going anywhere.

Since: Dec 07

United States

#41 Apr 28, 2008
Dylan n macy wrote:
<quoted text>dream on lebroun iz over rated im glad u were enbarred i waz at the game
I hope this was a joke. Your ebonic handle of the english language is an embarrassment.

Since: Dec 07

United States

#42 Apr 28, 2008
theCZARofDC wrote:
Say what you want. Be afraid..Be very afraid cause -- Here come dem WIZARDS!!!!!!!
Oopsie!
23alltheway

United States

#43 Apr 28, 2008
Dylan n macy wrote:
<quoted text>dream on lebroun iz over rated im glad u were enbarred i waz at the game
Boy, you seem just as educated as Stevenson..perhaps, you like 14-yr old girls too? trash...

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