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Cavs defeat Warriors 4-3 in 2016 NBA Finals

Who wins?

  • Cavs in 4

    Votes: 25 7.1%
  • Cavs in 5

    Votes: 34 9.7%
  • Cavs in 6

    Votes: 214 60.8%
  • Cavs in 7

    Votes: 25 7.1%
  • Warriors in 7

    Votes: 15 4.3%
  • Warriors in 6

    Votes: 18 5.1%
  • Warriors in 5

    Votes: 16 4.5%
  • Warriors in 4

    Votes: 5 1.4%

  • Total voters
    352
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Re-watching that January 18th game. Solar system night and day between that Cleveland team and this one. My goodness.

Negatives:

- Our defense was just so bad. Moz was the worst. But LeBron and Kyrie were equally bad.

- Kyrie also wasn't interested in scoring if it required a quick first step or jump-shot. He had no faith in his game, body, or three.

- Nobody on Cleveland looked concerned about getting easy buckets for their teammates. Most of the passing was of the "I don't want this $#!+.. you take it" variety.

Positives:

- Kevin played surprisingly good defense on both Draymond AND Curry--wouldn't let Draymond get an angle to drive past him and played his jumpers well. Those vine clips showing his defensive lapses were when Cleveland was already down 50. Nobody cared about the game at that point.

- Steph won't navigate screens like that again this season.

- LeBron and Kyrie haven't played like that in the playoffs and won't. Even in those Toronto losses. Moz is benched.
 

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Re-watching that January 18th game. Solar system night and day between that Cleveland team and this one. My goodness.

Negatives:

- Our defense was just so bad. Moz was the worst. But LeBron and Kyrie were equally bad.

- Kyrie also wasn't interested in scoring if it required a quick first step or jump-shot. He had no faith in his game, body, or three.

- Nobody on Cleveland looked concerned about getting easy buckets for their teammates. Most of the passing was of the "I don't want this $#!+.. you take it" variety.

Positives:

- Kevin played surprisingly good defense on both Draymond AND Curry--wouldn't let Draymond get an angle to drive past him and played his jumpers well. Those vine clips showing his defensive lapses were when Cleveland was already down 50. Nobody cared about the game at that point.

- Steph won't navigate screens like that again this season.

- LeBron and Kyrie haven't played like that in the playoffs and won't. Even in those Toronto losses. Moz is benched.
Kyrie had to have only been back a month or something... he really didn't start looking like *KYRIE* until right before the playoffs, if not when the playoffs started.

And same with LeBron. In January, he wasn't anything close to what he usually is. He had like a totally shit-by-LeBron-standards 15/6/6 type game. that is not happening in the playoffs. Damn sure ain't happening in the Finals.
 

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I think the Cavs are too smart to allow this, but Curry needs to pay for freelancing as he did off Roberson and Waiters last series. He does that and hopefully JR is burying a 3 or Kyrie is headed to the rack.
 

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If they can't beat any team in a 7 game series, they don't deserve a championship. I'm tired of this crap of being only the 2nd best after building up a team and one other team always being a hair better. If they don't win this series, I'm considering not following the Cavs until the playoffs next year.
I don't want to DESERVE a championship - I want an actual championship anyway I can get it. If the entire Warriors TEAM came down with The Plague, and had to forfeit, I would be ok with winning a championship under those circumstances.

Cleveland teams have DESERVED championships before, without getting them - the 1995 Indians, 2009 Cavs, and 2010 Cavs had the best records in the league, but fell short. The 1986 Browns were the best team in the AFC. By contrast, the 1997 Indians won about 87 games and didn't deserve JACK-shit. Yet they were a ground-ball double-play away from winning it all.

All KINDS of undeserving teams win championships. I would like to be one of those teams, for once.

The problem is that, deserving or not, Cleveland teams don't win championships. Except the Crunch. But I just didn't feel the rush that was supposed to come from THAT one...
 

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Bump.


I still feel this is what we should do.
I switch Kyrie and JR. And I seriously think about starting Delly, and having HIM chase Curry around, like last year.

Get those mother-fuckers off the three-point-line. Or deny them the ball altogether.
 

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I don't want to DESERVE a championship - I want an actual championship anyway I can get it. If the entire Warriors TEAM came down with The Plague, and had to forfeit, I would be ok with winning a championship under those circumstances.

Cleveland teams have DESERVED championships before, without getting them - the 1995 Indians, 2009 Cavs, and 2010 Cavs had the best records in the league, but fell short. The 1986 Browns were the best team in the AFC. By contrast, the 1997 Indians won about 87 games and didn't deserve JACK-shit. Yet they were a ground-ball double-play away from winning it all.

All KINDS of undeserving teams win championships. I would like to be one of those teams, for once.

The problem is that, deserving or not, Cleveland teams don't win championships. Except the Crunch. But I just didn't feel the rush that was supposed to come from THAT one...
In three weeks or less you will have your title. We will lose another game between now and then, but it won't be the end of the world. Those little turds in the East Bay aren't beating Lebron and Kyrie 4 times. Watch the games, enjoy, don't panic.

We have the best player in the game, we are playing at a higher level, we shoot the three better, LeBron always gets a game on the road, we are locked in, we have the defenders, Green is going to get tossed or suspended if he tries any shit. We are in the drivers seat.

This is the time Kilgore. Enjoy it.
 

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Warrior fans/media are talking a COLOSSAL amount of shit... I mean twitter is just full of it right now.

Here's hoping that overconfidence bleeds into the team.
 

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Its weird, but people from outside Ohio really do have this thought that Ohio is just like another Kansas or Iowa.
It's just bizarre.

I'm a bit annoyed with this crap because I don't find it to be the least bit true. There's some great restaurants, museums, and various other activities to do within the greater akron-canton-cleveland-sandusky-youngstown area.

"LOL CLEVELAND IS A SHIT HOLE. RIVER CATCHES ON FIRE, PEOPLE ARE POOR, ETC"

Like come the hell on. I've been to other cities and Cleveland is no better/no worse than other cities.

The NYC/Boston/California elitists are awful.
 
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