(Merged) NBA Eastern Conference Finals Cleveland Cavaliers v. Boston Celtics Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by harnettgator, May 13, 2018.

  1. cincinnatigator

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    Looks like low level troll bait to me.
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    Hehe, sorry everyone. I was just trying to preempt all the same nonsense that gets typed up every time the Cavs lose. Luckily they won game 4 so I figured I'd take a little shot at all the "haters" (who of course don't really "hate").

    I apologize for the low level troll bait. Can anyone post a copy of the updated internet troll handbook for 2018? I didn't realize "join website for 8 years, include photo of yourself as avatar, post about topic of interest" was low level trolling. I would have hoped it was at least high level, but :rolleyes:
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    Well done Soich ;)
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    Your question reminds me of a great scene from A Few Good Men where Kevin Bacon asks the corporal where he'd find the chapter that talks about code reds.

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    Great scene!
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    Game 5 for the C's going well so far :)
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    You're the best @CASontag! Seriously, thanks for keeping the Conference Finals threads active.

    My apologies, I didn't finish up at work until 9PM. Come on Al! :p
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    No worries :) Life happens, the C's won, so it's all good :D Al definitely had a good game, getting a double-double (15 points, 12 rebounds), was perfect from the line (6-6 FTs) and only attempted 2 3 pointers (went 1-2). Meanwhile Tatum went off again, which was a big reason for the Celtics pushing the Cavs once again to have to respond as the series returns to Cleveland. Tatum had 24 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists (7-15 FG, 3-7 3PT, 7-8 FT) and had 4 steals and 2 blocks. Not too shabby for a 'rookie' ;) Do I think the C's win game 6? Really doubtful but at least a game 7 will be in Boston where anything can happen (which hopefully translates to the C's ending up in the NBA Finals) :)
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    If only Sorkin would publish an updated guide for polite posting protocol and comportment on sports message boards, we'd all be better off, huh? And just imagine the witty repartee in the game threads! Alas he seems devoted to other genres at the moment so we'll have to glean what we can from his previous work :p
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    Looks like Cavs only played better because they were home.
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    Great post on so many levels @CASontag! I love Tatum's game. I'd been really disappointed in his play when the series shifted to Cleveland but am pleased to see he turned it around last night. He is just so talented and fluid. He's really a lot of fun to watch.
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    I personally believe a Boston has 2 teams or for home and one to travel. The travel team, however, is not paid or fed very well.
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    I know right?!?! What the heck is up with that?
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    Can’t remember ever seeing a top-tiered playoff team look so completely different on the road from home. But, it does make for a fun ride ...
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    Think it was in a recent WCF game thread where @regurgigator or another poster (I’m prolly conflating threads and posters at this point and if so my apologies) mentioned the theory that the league may benefit from conference finals that go for 7 games. The disparity in play between home and away is definitely noteworthy among all 4 teams at this point save maybe Houston. Of course, even the Rockets have looked pretty pathetic at times and it’s be impossible to completely ignore that record-setting 40-point blowout loss they surrendered so this season’s whole Conference Finals have been bizarre and worthy of questioning.
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    As we all prepare for ECF Game#6 tonight, check out this video.....
    How's It Going Down: Tatum Key to Celtics Game#5 Victory

    PS: Jayson Tatum was also named to the NBA's First Team All-Rookie Team announced Tuesday (05/22/18). :p
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    Boston Celtics (55-27, 28-13 away) at Cleveland Cavaliers (50-32, 29-12 home)
    When: Friday, May 25th, 8:30pm ET (5:30pm Pacific)
    Combined Vegas Line: Cleveland by 7
    Watch It: ESPN ~ WatchESPN.com ~ ESPN mobile app
    Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland (OH); Capacity: 20,562

    ESPN/STATS LLC Preview of tonight's ECF Game#6 Match-up -

    This stage was made for LeBron James.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers face elimination against the Boston Celtics on Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. And no player is better when his back is against the wall than James.

    In 21 games in which his team has faced elimination in the playoffs, James is averaging an NBA-record 33.5 points. He has played in seven of these with the Cavs dating to the 2015 playoffs, and not only is he averaging 36.9 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 9.1 assists in those games, he has scored 40 or more five times and Cleveland has won four of those games.

    The Cavs trail 3-2 in this series, but the home team has won every game to date. Game 6 is in Cleveland, where the Cavs have won seven straight.... Read more here.
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    While I think the Cavs win tonight, I hope it isn't an easy victory. I'd like to see James have to put in a lot of effort to carry his team tonight so that he's not too fresh in Game 7 ;) While the pressure is admittedly on the Cavs, I hope the Celtics come out aggressive and don't simply rest on their laurels and count on the fact that they have Game 7 at home. Anything can happen in a Game 7 after all (especially with refs involved) :confused: If the C's win tonight, well shoot, I'd be even more impressed than I am with the Celtics right now and that's saying something :D
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    So I’ve not been able to watch the first half and (mercifully apparently) will miss the second.
    Al’s stat line for the first half in 19min of play:
    0 points on 0-4 FG and 0-3 beyond the arc
    4RB 2Asists and 2PFs.

    And again I plead: “Al please for the love of Paul Simon and piccolo players everywhere, stop shooting those damned 3 pointers!”
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    Looks like the home team does what they want again in the NBA playoffs since the refs are paid by the game.

    At this point, Lebron has 8 foul shots, the Celtics 7. Note: he has played the whole game so far.

    Cavs with 9 blocks and just 10 fouls. The NBA's tradition continues.
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