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by pup » Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:54 pm
by Dozen » Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:09 pm
by pup » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:30 pm
by swerb » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:50 pm
by swerb » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:44 pm
by BruceK » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:45 pm
by Dozen » Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:49 pm
Swerb wrote:8 wins in a row. Hopefully 5-6 days rest. Big Freaking Z. Talk about a role reversal from last years playoffs. I gotta give the big man credit, I didn't think he had it in him.And he should be able to feast on a similarly weak Nets front line in the next round as well.Alright, it's Cavalier time.
by consigliere » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:33 pm
by FUDU » Tue May 01, 2007 1:58 am
I dunno why, but the Nets scare the living hell out of me
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue May 01, 2007 12:15 pm
by pup » Tue May 01, 2007 12:19 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue May 01, 2007 1:06 pm
Pup wrote:Anyone think Z was the Cavalier taking it easy throughout the regular season, even more than LeBron? Could his lack of minutes, role in the offense, etc... just a way to keep the big man fresh?If we can get this Z for another month or so, this team is even that much more of a threat.
by FUDU » Tue May 01, 2007 1:12 pm
by Dozen » Tue May 01, 2007 2:26 pm
FUDU wrote:Not to rip Z, b/c he did play well, but many of his points in this series were while he was not being guarded at all. He didn't score much with true post ups in the paint. Plenty of easy buckets from nice feeds from a double teamed ball handler.I am sure NJ will notice that in film.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue May 01, 2007 2:51 pm
by FUDU » Tue May 01, 2007 3:08 pm
by Steve Buffum » Tue May 01, 2007 3:16 pm
FUDU wrote:Looking back at the Wiz series Z didn't earn a lot of hard fought points. I agree that he stacks up well against what the Nets bring to the table but if they don't double team out of necessity or panic Z will find himself working much harder for his points.It is easy to finish when you're are free in space, it is not so easy when you have bodies around.I fully expect to see Z being watched more closely and his FG% dropping in RD 2.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue May 01, 2007 3:44 pm
Steve Buffum wrote:Isn't Jason Collins considered a premier defensive center? He may be a total zero offensively (I believe DeSagana Diop trumps him), but defensively, he's supposed to be terrific, isn't he? Have I got the wrong guy?
I would guess that Nets guards would let Hughes drive right into Jason Collins and chuckle warmly at the prospect. I could be wrong.
Now, Mikki Moore is another story, but that seems like a different problem: I don't see how Ilgauskas covers Moore effectively. Ilgauskas' defense seems more theoretical than practical ("He's very large, he must be hard to post up or get around").
by leadpipe » Tue May 01, 2007 3:51 pm
by Wolfy » Tue May 01, 2007 5:59 pm
by consigliere » Tue May 01, 2007 6:01 pm
Lead Pipe wrote:I can't speak for FUDU, however, another way to put it is drawing barometers for Z or any other Cavs based on the past series in which they beat a mediocre team sans their besy two players, probably isn't going to get you much info. The Cavs played well. Took care of their business. From this point forward is where we'll see how far they've come.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue May 01, 2007 6:51 pm
Consigliere wrote:By the way, anyone have an idea when game 1 of the Cavs vs. Nets/Raptors series strarts?
by Wolfy » Tue May 01, 2007 7:00 pm
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