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Round 2, Game 5 | Cavaliers vs. Celtics | Tuesday, May 11 | 8:00 ET

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I'm sorry for writing that some of you are not real Cavs fans. You are. It's very frustrating. I know that. I'm just as frustrated with how the team played to date as many of you are.

I just don't like the attitude of some of the posts saying they don't care what LeBron does... stays or goes, etc, and that the season is over now, etc, and that the team sucks, etc, etc, etc.

I don't believe you all really want LeBron to leave. Even if we lose this series, you seriously do not want him to leave. I don't. If we do lose this series, I will want Mike Brown to leave.. not LeBron.

We WILL WIN game 6.


I agree, we will win.

Also, no need to apologize man, people get heated and lash out in a variety of ways. No one should take anything written down personally after a loss because of emotions and what not.
 

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My last post will be this one...

The Magics were also down 3-2 last year vs KGless boston but they ended winning the series so lets just hope and believe.
I'd still think we had a chance if LeBron wasn't LeFail this series.
 

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I'm sorry for writing that some of you are not real Cavs fans. You are. It's very frustrating. I know that. I'm just as frustrated with how the team played to date as many of you are.

I just don't like the attitude of some of the posts saying they don't care what LeBron does... stays or goes, etc, and that the season is over now, etc, and that the team sucks, etc, etc, etc.

I don't believe you all really want LeBron to leave. Even if we lose this series, you seriously do not want him to leave. I don't. If we do lose this series, I will want Mike Brown to leave.. not LeBron.

We WILL WIN game 6.
I agree LBJ leaves Cavs go back into the dark ages but he just has no killer instinct at the moment. I dont ever remember him acting like this and making excuses in his press conference. I've felt something is off the entire post season, I really believe there is something behind the scenes that is causing this complete lack of focus and intensity. There is not other way we can just completely change from the fun loving group to fail river falls once the playoffs started.
 

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I'm sorry for writing that some of you are not real Cavs fans. You are. It's very frustrating. I know that. I'm just as frustrated with how the team played to date as many of you are.

I just don't like the attitude of some of the posts saying they don't care what LeBron does... stays or goes, etc, and that the season is over now, etc, and that the team sucks, etc, etc, etc.

I don't believe you all really want LeBron to leave. Even if we lose this series, you seriously do not want him to leave. I don't. If we do lose this series, I will want Mike Brown to leave.. not LeBron.

We WILL WIN game 6.
Of course nobody wants Lebron to leave. But when your gf dumps you, do you cry and say "please come back!!!" or GTFO? It's a defense mechanism, and as Cleveland fans we've gotten really accustomed to using it over the years - for the sake of our own well-being.

Unfortunately, the team's (and Lebron's) performance/demeanor over the last several games are leading people to the perception that we're about to get dumped on July 1. Personally, I'm still undecided whether I believe that or not. But it sucks.
 

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A season at the abyss: Boston Celtics rout Cleveland Cavaliers, 120-88, for 3-2 lead in series

By Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer

May 11, 2010, 11:03PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Late at night when the demons come, whether it is just during the summer or perhaps for years beyond, they will be of what happened Tuesday night.

Whenever a playoff series is tied 2-2, Game 5 automatically earns the tag "pivotal." But that isn't accurate for what the Cavaliers faced in their Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. It wasn't just pivotal for the series, it may indeed end up being pivotal for the entire franchise.

The Cavs lost, 120-88, to fall down 3-2 in the series as it shifts back to Boston, where the soaring and slick-executing Celtics will try to slam the door on another Cleveland title bid on Thursday. In the wreck that remained of the Cavaliers, however, that seemed but a trivial detail.

No, the series isn't over. But it would be hard to build a case of anything otherwise after the performance the home team gave.

Once again, the Cavs faced a game in which they were not only expected to play with energy and focus but also like a team that had won 127 regular-season games over the last two years and were the No. 1 seed in the NBA playoffs. But once again they played like a team not sure of its place or the stakes.Once again that included LeBron James, the Most Valuable Player who has become the Most Variable Player in a matter of days. His mysterious elbow injury could explain his flat jumper that plagued him for most of Game 5. Injuries and poor games happens to the greatest of all time.

But the malaise and broken-looking spirit that hung on James' face and body language told a vastly different story; one of an emotionally injured player.

As has everything with the franchise over the seven years of glory James has brought with him, his Cavs teammates followed James' emotion and were pulled down into a black hole by the effort and energy that the Celtics produced like the former champions they are.

For the third time in the series, James was a shell of himself Tuesday as he limped to just 15 points on 3-of-14 shooting. That will be a line in the historical box score, but it won't be the story.

There was a horde of New York-based media in town to document what some thought could be James' last home game as a Cavalier. With the dire situation in the series -- 66 percent of teams who drop Game 5 in a tied series also lose the series -- and James headed for free agency with a whimper, that reality was coursing through the veins of the tense and tepid sellout.

Not to be overlooked was the Celtics' role in the slow death. They have pretty much outplayed the Cavs in four of the five games played so far. That peaked Tuesday when they got tremendous games out of no fewer than five players, a feat in a road playoff game that was breathtaking in its own right.

They undercut everything Cavs coach Mike Brown tried as a countermeasure to the disaster that was happening on the floor. Defensive switches were ineffective. Lineup changes made no difference. Whatever happened in timeouts and in the locker room at halftime could not be called anything but failures.

It deteriorated into the Cavs having to foul poor Celtics free-throw shooters with five minutes left just to attempt to get the Boston lead under 20 points. It was a white-flag measure undertaken by a desperate team.

Ray Allen sent jumpers splashing into the basket over whomever the Cavs put on him, but mostly it was Mo Williams, who also probably had his lowest moment as a Cav. Rajon Rondo was scoreless in the first half but feasted when Williams was switched over to defend him when Allen was done with the tormenting. The Celtics' point guard ended with 16 points and seven assists.

Paul Pierce broke out of his slump in a big way by playing like James usually does, contributing and creating all night. He had 21 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Kevin Garnett continued to look like his knee was 100 percent, lobbing shots over Antawn Jamison for 18 points on 8-of-14 shooting.

Glen Davis came off the bench and vanquished the Cavs' defense with 15 points, showing more energy than anyone wearing white.

The only Cav who seemed to get the value of the game was Shaquille O'Neal, who never quit playing and was aggressive from the start. He had 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting. But it was so too little, too late that it was stunning.

The Cavs allowed 55 percent shooting and 23 second-chance points, relics of their poor effort carrying over to another game.

Appropriately, the Celtics showed little mercy. James and the Cavs didn't seem to deserve any.

Link: http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf/2010/05/a_season_at_the_abyss_boston_c.html
 

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Of course nobody wants Lebron to leave. But when your gf dumps you, do you cry and say "please come back!!!" or GTFO? It's a defense mechanism, and as Cleveland fans we've gotten really accustomed to using it over the years - for the sake of our own well-being.

Unfortunately, the team's (and Lebron's) performance/demeanor over the last several games are leading people to the perception that we're about to get dumped on July 1. Personally, I'm still undecided whether I believe that or not. But it sucks.
Game 6 is going to be telling on the mental make up of this team. We won one in Boston and felt like all we needed was to protect home court. Well adversity we are here again and its time to stomp your ass
 
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I didn't see Boston wining big like this in Game 5.

LeBron may admire Michael Jordan, but he doesn't have Jordan's competitiveness. All of the great players of the 80s left their hearts on the court. I never once questioned their effort.

With today's generation, I find myself disappointed with a lot of players who're talented, but don't give their all.
 

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Game 6 is going to be telling on the mental make up of this team. We won one in Boston and felt like all we needed was to protect home court. Well adversity we are here again and its time to stomp your ass
That statement has been made about 3 of the 5 games this series... Only in game 3 did they respond....

So I guess we'll see, but I for one am getting a pretty clear picture...
 

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That statement has been made about 3 of the 5 games this series... Only in game 3 did they respond....

So I guess we'll see, but I for one am getting a pretty clear picture...
Yea except there is always the possibility that we left ourselves feel safe with homecourt stolen back. Whatever is going on behind the scenes we know that this next game is it or we are fucked plain and simple
 

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mattfs5 said:
Of course nobody wants Lebron to leave. But when your gf dumps you, do you cry and say "please come back!!!" or GTFO? It's a defense mechanism, and as Cleveland fans we've gotten really accustomed to using it over the years - for the sake of our own well-being.

Unfortunately, the team's (and Lebron's) performance/demeanor over the last several games are leading people to the perception that we're about to get dumped on July 1. Personally, I'm still undecided whether I believe that or not. But it sucks.
I think not having Lebron on the team next season might make us stronger in some areas. Our ball movement will be better, our effort will be a lot more consistent, and our defense will go back to being at the level of 2006-2008. Of course we'll be a lot worse overall, but in some ways we'll improve.
 

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I think not having Lebron on the team next season might make us stronger in some areas. Our ball movement will be better, our effort will be a lot more consistent, and our defense will go back to being at the level of 2006-2008. Of course we'll be a lot worse overall, but in some ways we'll improve.
Fail, Just stop. There is now way you take away someone of Lebron's caliber and improve in some areas.
 

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These kind of efforts deserve no confidence in them from the fans.

They earned every boo they heard tonight and then some.
 

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