chinchilla13 wrote:coltraning wrote:xbay wrote:No, I'm just upset Turiaf would give that much breathing room for LeBron. 3 seconds left... he's not going to drive it, he's going to take a jump shot. Smother him, harass him. Honestly, it should of been Jackson guarding him.
Nevertheless, we played a great game. Yes a win is a win, no matter how you get it, but the fact the Cavs had to rely on LeBron saving them in the end makes me smile. We TESTED the Cavs. They are a top 4 team in the East and probably a top 5 team overall. We made LeBron work, we made the Cavs work. This wasn't an easy win for them... they had to earn it. And considering our injury depleted roster with many areas on our team being extremely exposed such as rebounding and defense, they were still unable to put us away until the very last second with a buzzer beater.
I don't know about you guys, but I'll take this performance 10/10 times whether it be a win or loss. Because if this is how we're going to play with this lineup, I CANNOT WAIT to see what happens when everyone is back healthy.
Absolutely, bro! I was at the game, and we all knew Sjax shot way too early, and he wasn't even looking for anyone else. I am glad he made it, but he shot it with 6.5 seconds left. That is an eternity, esp. when the best player in the world is on the other team. To respond to Bada. Jamal's shot against OKC was with 1.6 seconds left, and I will live with that anytime. Surely we can play 1.6 seconds of defense. Green just made a fluky good shot. LBJ. Not a fluke. In the second 1/2 I thought both teams played at an extremely high level, and there was actually great defense on both sides, including the Ws blocking LBJ 5 times! 51 points each in the second 1/2 is not a scoring fiesta. Other than Sjax shooting too early, and the cruel irony of Ben Wallace hitting a midrange jumper, proving that yes, Andris Biedrins really DOES have the worst touch in the game, I have zero complaints. As Jim Barnett, Tolbert and Barbieri were saying, has anyone even SEEN AB shoot a jumper? Man, with his eye to hand coordination, he must cut himself shaving a lot...
Jack shot too early?? you take that shot early to give yourself an opportunity to grab the offensive rebound or to foul if you miss it.
every NBA game I have ever watched, coaches tell players to run the clock down to at least 2-3 seconds before taking the final shot, basic NBA clock end of game clock management, so yes, I think 6.5 was too early, esp. a contested jumper and with the poor offensive rebounding team we have. We had Ellis, Morrow, Azu and Mags, so no offensive rebounding. Maggette was getting fouled and/or scoring on every play, and the Ws were driving at will, so at least a drive and kick. Leaving 6.5 seconds on the clock against Lebron James seems particularly ill-advised.