Not A Good Sign…

….Cleveland has a 31-20 advantage on the boards. They have 13 offensive rebounds (aka 13 second shots for pete’s sake). Detroit has one guy in double figures (Rip) and their second leading scorer is Dale Davis.

And they are only winning by six at half. Pretty much everything has gone their way (to their credit they’ve gone out there and taken it) but at the end of the day they are only up by six. Chauncey Billups has struggled mightily with four turnovers.

Detroit’s still coming back to win this one. They can’t hold Sheed, Billups, Tayshaun and Webber down like that for 24 minutes.

Detroit is again sleeping. Cleveland actually seems semi-motivated right now. Magic credits the role players…how long can you rely on them though?

Charles Barkley just said Utah is going to beat San Antonio. Magic actually made a lot of sense and did it in short fashion….ahhh wait nevermind he kept talking. Barkley said that Tony Parker is too small to guard Deron Williams. BRUCE BOWEN.

Wow. Mr. Anti-Clutch is back. LeBron has Prince in the post…wastes time, wastes time, wastes time and then kicks it to Ilgauskus for a midrange jumper. Seriously? What was Detroit thinking leaving Donyell Marshall like that? I know its Donyell Marshall but Basketball 101 says don’t leave the corner.

Tonight was Cleveland’s best chance. But LeBron again disappears in the 4th quarter…0/3 and no points? Chauncey will be back with a vengeance.

The Eastern Conference Finals ladies and gentlemen.

DAMN.

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  • Anonymous

    should he have dished or drove?

  • Coup

    I’d like to answer here. From the video it is increasingly clear that Lebron could have, given his talents, scored from where he was. It is very doubtful he was afraid of Tayshaun Prince blocking his shot. He simply win for the win and passed to the wrong guy, Marshall, who hadn’t been playing well. Part of that is the coach’s fault, but given where Lebron was, he should have just taken the two points and possibly gone to overtime — but the problem all year has been a wierd non-trust of his teammates, as if he had to trust Marshall to hit the winner so he didn’t have to trust his team in OT. As always, hindsight is, well you know.