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Final: Sixers 91, Cavaliers 77
For a team not going to be involved in post season play, this was the perfect way to end the final home game of the season. The Sixers got out the gate early outscoring the Cavs 32-19 in the first quarter. It was obvious from early on that the Sixers would make a constant effort to make Kyrie Irving's night as difficult as possible. The Cavs star point guard faced double teams all game and only had 4 points on 6 field goal attempts. It was a complete team effort as the Sixers shut down the Cavs offense. Defense was the key to this game for the Sixers as the Cavs only managed to score 77 points.
When the front court players for the Sixers play well, they can play with any team in the league. Spencer Hawes and Thaddeus Young both made their presence felt all around the court, filling up the stat sheet in almost every category. Thaddeus had 14 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals and was flying around the court with an endless amount of energy that we've been so accustomed to seeing. Spencer had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assist and defended the rim well with 4 blocks today. Arnett Moultrie came off the bench and added 10 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes.
The Cavs aren't a great team, but the Sixers can handle the lesser teams in the league like this when they play to their potential. I'm sure Dr. J being in the building added some extra fuel to the fire for the team. The 1983 championship team was honored at halftime during the game and it was something special for everyone to see. Dr. J, Moses Malone and a few others were there for the celebration. These players were the reason the last time Philadelphia was on top of the basketball world and I'm positive it gave the team some inspiration.
The Sixers will wrap up the season on the road facing the Detroit Pistons Monday night. Much like the Cavaliers, the Pistons are a below .500 team but have some dangerous players that can really give the Sixers some issues if they aren't prepared. The Sixers have their first winning streak since March and if they can give a repeat performance of today, they can extend that streak.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers came thisclose within beating the Miami Heat and ending their season with a little sliver of satisfaction.
Miami won by the smallest of margins 96-95 and in the process saw their own Chris ” The Birdman” Andersen get dominated on this dunk by Dion Waiters.
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Orange construction barrels dot the landscape from Euclid Avenue as it slowly rises behind the Terminal Tower - which casts it’s enormous...
"Did you congratulate Chris yet?"
That was the question Luke Walton asked me on Friday, prior to the Cavaliers matchup with the New York Knicks.
"No, why, what happened?" I replied.
"My man had a kid last night, big time stuff".
"Wow, nice, congrats on that, Chris," I said, while standing by Walton and Quinn in the corner...
CLEVELAND -- This has officially gotten old.
The Cavaliers have to know that after their latest stinking loss, 96-95 to Miami on Monday at The Q.
It came on Fan Appreciation Night, when Cavs fans do what they always do.
They packed the building and went crazy in support of the home team -- then left disappointed.
Oh, it should be noted the Heat didnt even play their best guys...
As we wind down the NBA regular season, there is still time for some NBA players to throw their name in the hat for "Dunk of the Year".During Monday night's Cleveland Cavaliers/Miami Heat game, Cavaliers rookie guard Dion Waiters put together an impressive poster dunk.The victim: Miami Heat back-up center Chris "Birdman" Anderson:
The NBA regular season is dwindling down and with LeBron James, Mario Chalmers, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade sitting out, the Miami Heat still handled the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night. Despite Cleveland losing, they did have one particular highlight when rookie Dion Waiters drove the lane and dunked all over Chris “Birdman” Andersen. The post Cleveland’s Dion Waiters...
Kyrie Irving ran off the court after turning the ball over on the final play Monday night, which resulted in a 96-95 loss to the Miami Heat. He was the only member of the Cleveland Cavaliers to not reappear and participate in the home game finale festivities where the team was to hand out signed memorabilia to select fans.
According to the Akron Beacon Journal:
But Irving’s peculiar...
Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has apologized for missing a postgame ceremony for fans.
Irving was stripped of the ball in the closing seconds of Monday's 96-95 loss to Miami. He sprinted to the locker room instead of participating in a jersey giveaway on ''Fan Appreciation Night.'' All the Cavs players gave away their jerseys and sneakers after Cleveland...
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Joe Kotoch of Pro Basketball Draft tweeted late Monday that the erosion of the second half of the Cavaliers’ season will lead to the end of Scott’s tenure with the team despite having...
Last night, the Cavaliers fell to the New York Knicks 101-91, largely due to the stellar performances of New York’s 1-2 punch of Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith (31 points each). Rather than a traditional recap, I thought I’d take a stab at looking at some of the crazy cross-matchups that occurred in this game’s, primarily centered around Anthony playing the power forward position...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James watched from the bench in street clothes as Norris Cole stripped Kyrie Irving of the ball with 2.2 seconds left to give the Miami Heat, resting most of their top players for the playoffs, a 96-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.
Cole finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. But it was his only steal on Cleveland's final...
"You be quiet now, boy. I'm trying to watch 'Quincy.'"
When Byron Scott stands glowering on
the Cavaliers' sideline, he looks like that strict uncle you were always a
little bit afraid of. The kind of old-school disciplinarian not shy about
pulling out his belt to deliver a whoopin' on whoever was fixin' for one,
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