blowout closes it out

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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 ...
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Since: Dec 07

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#1
May 2, 2008
 
You're the man LeBron... Great job cavs.

Nothing in the Playoffs is a given, ask the Heat the year after they won the championship. We should all be ecstatic about this season because we're doing something that 20+ NBA teams can't say they're doing... winning in the playoffs.

Go Cavs!
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May 3, 2008
 
Great Job Cavs,I wonder who funny Jordan thinks LeBrons' act is now.WoW did LB light up Andy or what,maybe ? he'll play NOW like last year!!!
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#3
May 3, 2008
 
Great win. To bad we don't play like that every game. I still think we take to many 3 point shots. But when the shots go in great job. Hopefully Wally is back because we will need him for the rest of the playoffs.

“Rough road ahead”

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May 3, 2008
 
JimBob

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May 3, 2008
 
Go Cavs beat Celtics (maybe Hawks) lol!
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May 3, 2008
 
Great Cavs effort last night. Wally was wonderful. Boston loses and their series is tied 3-3. Who knows what could happen? Cavs have a chance to get to the finals again. GO CAVS !!!!
Cavalier Traveler

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#7
May 3, 2008
 
Mike Brown is an idiot. LeBron James is a sissy. Team needs to cut Wally. Yeah, yeah, yeah, where are all the naysayers today? They'll be back when Cleveland loses another game. Meanwhile, the invincible Celtics who should have just been seeded into the finals so as not to waste time are taken to game seven by... the Atlanta Hawks?
Goes to show, you don't ever know. Watch each card you play and play it slow.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just might be gelling at the right time. That remains to be seen. But one thing remains the truth and some of the people who post here should cut it out and paste it on their mirrors so they can be reminded every time they want to admire themselves: NO TEAM LED BY LEBRON JAMES CAN EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED IN A PLAYOFF SERIES. And that only gets truer with a little more seasoning every year.
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May 3, 2008
 
What's the deal with the "CryBaby James" shirts worn by the Wizards fans last night with a prominent Papa Johns logo displayed? Did they actually pay for those shirts. This wasn't simply a "Go Wizards shirt", rather a personal attack on a Cavs player. All Cavs fans should boycott this pizza chain!!
Yolanda

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May 3, 2008
 
Cavalier Traveler wrote:
Mike Brown is an idiot. LeBron James is a sissy. Team needs to cut Wally. Yeah, yeah, yeah, where are all the naysayers today? They'll be back when Cleveland loses another game. Meanwhile, the invincible Celtics who should have just been seeded into the finals so as not to waste time are taken to game seven by... the Atlanta Hawks?
Goes to show, you don't ever know. Watch each card you play and play it slow.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just might be gelling at the right time. That remains to be seen. But one thing remains the truth and some of the people who post here should cut it out and paste it on their mirrors so they can be reminded every time they want to admire themselves: NO TEAM LED BY LEBRON JAMES CAN EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED IN A PLAYOFF SERIES. And that only gets truer with a little more seasoning every year.
You need to shut up also. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself or how about joining the Wizard fans. GO CAVS GO!!!
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May 3, 2008
 
Cavalier Traveler wrote:
Mike Brown is an idiot. LeBron James is a sissy. Team needs to cut Wally. Yeah, yeah, yeah, where are all the naysayers today? They'll be back when Cleveland loses another game. Meanwhile, the invincible Celtics who should have just been seeded into the finals so as not to waste time are taken to game seven by... the Atlanta Hawks?
Goes to show, you don't ever know. Watch each card you play and play it slow.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just might be gelling at the right time. That remains to be seen. But one thing remains the truth and some of the people who post here should cut it out and paste it on their mirrors so they can be reminded every time they want to admire themselves: NO TEAM LED BY LEBRON JAMES CAN EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED IN A PLAYOFF SERIES. And that only gets truer with a little more seasoning every year.
Get a life dude! Your dumb comments is going to make the Cavs and Cleveland fans stronger. Go to a Wizards website and duke it out with them because we all know that they're CRYING once again!!
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May 3, 2008
 
boycott papa johns wrote:
What's the deal with the "CryBaby James" shirts worn by the Wizards fans last night with a prominent Papa Johns logo displayed? Did they actually pay for those shirts. This wasn't simply a "Go Wizards shirt", rather a personal attack on a Cavs player. All Cavs fans should boycott this pizza chain!!
Look who's crying now!
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May 3, 2008
 
boycott papa johns wrote:
What's the deal with the "CryBaby James" shirts worn by the Wizards fans last night with a prominent Papa Johns logo displayed? Did they actually pay for those shirts. This wasn't simply a "Go Wizards shirt", rather a personal attack on a Cavs player. All Cavs fans should boycott this pizza chain!!
Besides, their pizza is nasty anyway!! Ha!Ha!Ha!
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May 3, 2008
 
Cavalier Traveler wrote:
Mike Brown is an idiot. LeBron James is a sissy. Team needs to cut Wally. Yeah, yeah, yeah, where are all the naysayers today? They'll be back when Cleveland loses another game. Meanwhile, the invincible Celtics who should have just been seeded into the finals so as not to waste time are taken to game seven by... the Atlanta Hawks?
Goes to show, you don't ever know. Watch each card you play and play it slow.
The Cleveland Cavaliers just might be gelling at the right time. That remains to be seen. But one thing remains the truth and some of the people who post here should cut it out and paste it on their mirrors so they can be reminded every time they want to admire themselves: NO TEAM LED BY LEBRON JAMES CAN EVER BE UNDERESTIMATED IN A PLAYOFF SERIES. And that only gets truer with a little more seasoning every year.
Hey pal, all of the elbows, smacks, pushes, trips, and a-hole trash talking isn't going to stop the KING!! CAVS ALL THE WAY!!
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#14
May 3, 2008
 
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.
Spud

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#15
May 3, 2008
 
boycott papa johns wrote:
What's the deal with the "CryBaby James" shirts worn by the Wizards fans last night with a prominent Papa Johns logo displayed? Did they actually pay for those shirts. This wasn't simply a "Go Wizards shirt", rather a personal attack on a Cavs player. All Cavs fans should boycott this pizza chain!!
Amen! When we saw that t-shirt, my wife and I turned to each other and said, "We'll never eat another piece of Papa John's pizza." Then we said, "Wait! We hate that pizza, anyway! When did we ever eat it before?"

I'll take Rocco's in Cuyahoga Falls, any day!
Maryland Fan

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#16
May 3, 2008
 
You guys getting on Cavalier Traveler's case might need to brush up on your reading comprehension skills. He is MOCKING those who criticize the Cavs after any Cavs loss.

I just want to say how happy I am that the Cavs beat the Wizards yesterday. The Wizards, their fans, and especially the local media here in the D.C. area showed the lowest class I have ever witnessed in a sports town throughout this series.

The Wizards let it me known early on that their game plan was to rough up LeBron on the floor and to talk trash to try to get into the Cavs' heads. Then, they acted accordingly... They went out headhunting for him and concentrating more on being tough guys than on playing their brand of basketball. When they got called on it, THEY became cry babies about the supposed favoritism LeBron received.

All the NBA did Friday by suspending Songalia was give them another excuse to justify their whining. If anything, the suspension helped the Wizards by firing them up with the world's against us battle cry. They flat-out got outplayed. It's time to face that fact and stop blaming others for their own shortcomings in the playoffs. The Wizards and their fans got what they richly deserved.

On the other hand, I did not expect the Cavs to win this series because they had not been playing particularly well prior to the playoffs.(If the Wizards had concentrated on actually playing their best, the series probably would have been closer, because they have some good players. But the Cavs again proved they are the better team overall.)

The Cavs still mail it in too often, but they have also really stepped it up overall for the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how well they continue to gel going forward.

Here's hoping they go far and make decisions about who to keep and where to upgrade with next year's trade options a much more difficult decision than it appeared it would be at the end of the regular season.
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#17
May 3, 2008
 
A big change in the offense this game: LeBron rarely brought the ball across the time line. When he got the ball, he usually set up much closer to the basket, often posting up inside the circle on the right side, instead of facing his defender 10 feet deeper. Instead of just standing there, he started moving within a few seconds of receiving the ball. This initiated the double team, which he often beat with a pass to Wally, Boobie or Z.

Whoa, and how about those "backhand" crosscourt passes. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen any other NBA player use that move.
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May 3, 2008
 
Yolanda wrote:
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You need to shut up also. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself or how about joining the Wizard fans. GO CAVS GO!!!
Read Travelers post a few more times. He's not bashing the Cavs! Before you tell someone to shut up, make sure you know what they are saying!
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May 3, 2008
 
John wrote:
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Get a life dude! Your dumb comments is going to make the Cavs and Cleveland fans stronger. Go to a Wizards website and duke it out with them because we all know that they're CRYING once again!!
Same goes to you John. I guess you have trouble understanding sarcasm.
RPB

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May 3, 2008
 
What wrote:
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Hey pal, all of the elbows, smacks, pushes, trips, and a-hole trash talking isn't going to stop the KING!! CAVS ALL THE WAY!!
What? You, Yolanda, and John need to take a reading comprehension course together.

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