Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by bksballer89, May 9, 2018.
Cavs in 6
Cavs in 5
Cavs Sweep. Damn shame they aren't at 100 percent. Would have been a great one to watch
Cavs in 6...
Celtics in 7
Celtics had 2 good warm-ups for LeBron... about as good as you can hope for, anyways... in dealing with Giannis and Ben Simmons. James is on another level, obviously, but the C's defense should be lathered up.
That being said: the C's were able to defend Giannis and Simmons largely one on one... and therefore focus on harassing enemy 3 pt shooters...
... I just don't know if that is possible against James... to not get burned by James 1 on 1... and to remain disciplined and not collapse on him.
Counting out the Celtics at my own risk...Cavs in six.
How awesome would it be just before they're about to tip the ball in game 1, the lights dim and then Kyrie and Hayward come out of the tunnel suited up ready to go. Damn it. Why can't this be pro wrestling?
Celtics in 6
I feel like the Celtics are similar to the Pacers, just better coached, with better players... but with no oladipo.
Should be a good series.
Cavs will win rather easily, IMO. The Celtics don't have the firepower without their two best players and have no answer for Lebron. (who does?) The fact that the C's made it this far shows how weak the competition in east is this year.
Live with Lebron killing you. Don't let guys like Korver and JR start getting wide open looks like they were getting in Toronto.
I would be fine with Kyrie coming out LOL he would hurt the Celtics and then be finished for his career
Yes! I have more faith in the Cavs now
That is a good comparison, they just don’t have that go-to guy but it seems like someone else steps up every game to help them win. I will say their bigs are not nearly as good as Indiana and what could be scary for them is, they don’t have a rim protector. Lebron could have a field day
C's haven't had a rim protetor all year... still ended up with the top defense.
Not that they're necessarily gonna slow down LeBron... just sayin'.
Jones: Kyrie had it backward in regards to LeBron
Kyrie Irving had it backward, and no, it has nothing to do with inane flat-earth theories.
Having asked for and granted his wish to be traded, dwarfed by the monolithic shadow of LeBron James and wanting to be The Man on his own team, Irving was sent to Boston on Aug. 22.
Despite being tasked with taking and making the biggest shot in franchise history, a 3-pointer in the face of Steph Curry in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, somehow Irving believed, or was convinced by those around him, that he was being held back by James, even though he hoisted more shots per game than James in his last season with the Cavs.
Having watched James in the playoffs this spring, it’s clear now someone was indeed being held back when Irving and James were teammates from 2015 through 2017.
And that someone wasn’t Irving… it was James.
Irving was holding him, this version of LeBron, back.
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