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Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby waborat » Thu May 06, 2010 7:27 pm

Sure, everyone here wants to win em both this weekend, but what if they end up with a split...

Will you be alright coming back with only one victory & have HCA again???

Personally, give me one and we're pretty much where I thought we'd be against Boston...

Yes, even if we suck dust again tomorrow and we win on Sunday
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby Ziner » Thu May 06, 2010 7:34 pm

No ledging or melting from me unless it is 3-1 Boston Sunday night. If it is 2-2 and we had a chance to win them both I might be a little miffed, but I'll be ok. Just get HCA back and I am cool
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby FUDU » Thu May 06, 2010 8:14 pm

waborat wrote:Sure, everyone here wants to win em both this weekend, but what if they end up with a split...

Will you be alright coming back with only one victory & have HCA again???

Personally, give me one and we're pretty much where I thought we'd be against Boston...

Yes, even if we suck dust again tomorrow and we win on Sunday
Good question and the one that everyone of us asks ourselves when watching our playoff teams in a series, regardless of the sport.

What it comes down to is how it all goes about happening. Assuming HCA in all cases: up 2-0, losing games 3 & 4 (to end up 2-2) is way different than being down 0-1 getting to 2-2 or being down 1-2 and getting to 2-2. Momentum plays such a large role in all this, which in the end plays a part in effecting confidence at times. If we're up 2-1 after Friday is it really any different than if we were up 2-0 & lost game 3?

I'd be OK with coming home 2-2 having a best of 3 left (if LeBron is healthy in mind and body). Coming home 2-2 w/LBJ having legit concerns with his elbow scares me.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu May 06, 2010 8:15 pm

Agreed. Get it back to even and I'll be fine.

Tomorrow would be best for our collective nerves though. ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu May 06, 2010 8:16 pm

FUDU wrote:I'd be OK with coming home 2-2 having a best of 3 left (if LeBron is healthy in mind and body). Coming home 2-2 w/LBJ having legit concerns with his elbow scares me.



Coming home with serious concerns about LBJ's elbow makes the series score moot. If that's the case this series and season is over.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Thu May 06, 2010 8:17 pm

If they come out looking like complete and utter shit again tomorrow I may go and buy a dog just to punt it across the apartment.

If they show up and play hard both games yielding a split I'll be happy.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby FUDU » Thu May 06, 2010 8:24 pm

To take this a step further, IMO Roker is the kind of coach that needs that one game cushion. Up 3-1 to get 'er done in 6 is in Roker's wheel house.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby Cease » Thu May 06, 2010 9:32 pm

Damn skippy, a split would be fine with me.

I think the games go to an every other day schedule starting Friday, so the pace is really about to pick up.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby davemanddd » Fri May 07, 2010 7:53 am

absolutely. 2-2 still puts the cavs in the drivers seat. we're going all 7 games anyways, boys. after all, isn't that what the nba and the devil david stern wants??? i mean the tv ratings would be just through the roof.

i see the cavs winning games 3, 5 & 7 with the pivotal game being game 5 that will be decided in the closing moments giving the cavs a much needed 3-2 edge. boston will save face at home in game 6 and the cavs will then blow the doors off them in game 7 at the "q". we can only hope. go cavs!!!

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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby JCoz » Fri May 07, 2010 8:18 am

e0y2e3 wrote:If they come out looking like complete and utter shit again tomorrow I may go and buy a dog just to punt it across the apartment.

If they show up and play hard both games yielding a split I'll be happy.


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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby Prosecutor » Fri May 07, 2010 8:24 am

It depends on what you mean by a split. If you mean Rasheed Wallace's head getting split open, then yeah, I'd be satisfied with a split.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby Cease » Fri May 07, 2010 8:44 am

Cease wrote:Damn skippy, a split would be fine with me.

I think the games go to an every other day schedule starting Friday, so the pace is really about to pick up.


To clarify, schedule goes Friday 7PM (BOS), Sunday 3PM (BOS), Tuesday 8PM (CLE). The rest are TBD, if necessary.

After this week's lull, we going into warp speed and we'll find out pretty quick if it's our year in the sun. I plan on enjoying it. When this thing hits 88 miles per hour, you're some see some serious sh*t.

Wouldn't one assume the shorter turn around/less recovery time favors the younger, less aching Cavs?
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby pup » Fri May 07, 2010 8:52 am

I thought the series was going 7.

So yes, I am fine 2-2 after 4.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Fri May 07, 2010 12:02 pm

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Cease wrote:Damn skippy, a split would be fine with me.

I think the games go to an every other day schedule starting Friday, so the pace is really about to pick up.


To clarify, schedule goes Friday 7PM (BOS), Sunday 3PM (BOS), Tuesday 8PM (CLE). The rest are TBD, if necessary.

After this week's lull, we going into warp speed and we'll find out pretty quick if it's our year in the sun. I plan on enjoying it. When this thing hits 88 miles per hour, you're some see some serious sh*t.

Wouldn't one assume the shorter turn around/less recovery time favors the younger, less aching Cavs?


Wrong, all games are scheduled w/ one day off inbetween, they want that Sunday Game 7 should it be necessary.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Fri May 07, 2010 12:28 pm

Yeah, I'd take a split at this point...

... but honestly, a real championship contender takes both games in Boston. I really think if the Cavaliers get their shit together, and if LeBron quits being such a pussy, they'll be up 3-1 by the time the weekend is over.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby pup » Fri May 07, 2010 12:40 pm

hermanfontenot wrote:Yeah, I'd take a split at this point...

... but honestly, a real championship contender takes both games in Boston. I really think if the Cavaliers get their shit together, and if LeBron quits being such a pussy, they'll be up 3-1 by the time the weekend is over.


I don't think you give this Celtic team nearly enough credit.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Fri May 07, 2010 11:25 pm

Bump.

Cavaliers handle business Sunday too.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby Gradysmanldy » Sat May 08, 2010 1:09 am

....and, done.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby FUDU » Sat May 08, 2010 5:13 am

After Friday's blowout I have to admit, a split in Boston would be disappointing.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat May 08, 2010 8:58 am

FUDU wrote:After Friday's blowout I have to admit, a split in Boston would be disappointing.


Maybe that was the seminal moment in the playoff career of LeBron James last night.

Maybe that was the switch being flipped for an all-time great player. I don't know. I do know his expression didn't change whether he was throwing down a twisting baseline dunk or whether he was getting Wes Unselded by Kendrick Perkins.

No Goose-eye bullshit.
No playing with the opposing bench.
No whining and crying and diva bullshit when he got nicked going to the rim.

Maybe that was it.

I don't know.

But I've watched 90 games now. Same as many of you guys. This is a team a lot like Delonte: two good days and one where they look off their meds.

I still don't get how we as a fan base can't figure that shit out. How we look at a game like Monday night and want to call the series in imminent danger and how we look at a game like last nigh and declare the Celtics done and get ready to anoint the Cavs.

This team will likely lose another game in this series. Don't know when but its probably gonna happen. And people will moan and whine.

We're a lot like this team in that way: despite the fact we know better, we're as effing bi-polar as they are.

I'd love to see the Cavs in 5. But Cavs in 6 is still where I'm standing.

BTW- Think at some point this series will produce a game for the ages? Is there a chance we get an epic game or are the C's too old and the Cavs too schizo to give us that?
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby davemanddd » Sat May 08, 2010 9:21 am

peeker643 wrote:
FUDU wrote:After Friday's blowout I have to admit, a split in Boston would be disappointing.


Maybe that was the seminal moment in the playoff career of LeBron James last night.

Maybe that was the switch being flipped for an all-time great player. I don't know. I do know his expression didn't change whether he was throwing down a twisting baseline dunk or whether he was getting Wes Unselded by Kendrick Perkins.

No Goose-eye bullshit.
No playing with the opposing bench.
No whining and crying and diva bullshit when he got nicked going to the rim.

Maybe that was it.

I don't know.

But I've watched 90 games now. Same as many of you guys. This is a team a lot like Delonte: two good days and one where they look off their meds.

I still don't get how we as a fan base can't figure that shit out. How we look at a game like Monday night and want to call the series in imminent danger and how we look at a game like last nigh and declare the Celtics done and get ready to anoint the Cavs.

This team will likely lose another game in this series. Don't know when but its probably gonna happen. And people will moan and whine.

We're a lot like this team in that way: despite the fact we know better, we're as effing bi-polar as they are.

I'd love to see the Cavs in 5. But Cavs in 6 is still where I'm standing.

BTW- Think at some point this series will produce a game for the ages? Is there a chance we get an epic game or are the C's too old and the Cavs too schizo to give us that?


here we go again.

again, it's all just a matter of perspective. having just lost game 2, everyone to a "t" said they would be satisfied with a split and yet now the cavs have won game 3 in dominating fashion and so now we want to go and get all greedy???

don't you just love human nature???

i'm with peeker though, while i would certainly like to see the cavs win in 5, i also think the cavs will lose at least one more game in this series and probably even 2 and just like after the game 2 loss, we will all piss, bitch, moan and groan about it just like we always do. after all, it's our nature. hee-hee!!!

as for epic games, if it does go to a game 7, i can honestly see a repeat of the 2008 game 7 against boston, only with the cavs winning, of course. i can see lebron finally scoring 50 points in a game at home, which he has never done, truth be told.

i can see it now, 112-109 in overtime with lbj passing off to mo williams for the game-winning 3 at the buzzer and after the game, all the talking heads will all be wondering why lbj didn't take the shot himself??? it will be like the end to the song "cover of the rolling stone" by dr. hook and the medicine men - beautiful.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby waborat » Sat May 08, 2010 10:03 am

FUDU wrote:After Friday's blowout I have to admit, a split in Boston would be disappointing.


The only way Sunday's game would be disappointing to me is if they come out and play like games 1 & 2...

Can't see the C's looking that bad again (or the Cavs that good again)?

I'm now satisfied, yet greedy like everyone else
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby OldDawg » Sat May 08, 2010 10:19 am

waborat wrote:
FUDU wrote:After Friday's blowout I have to admit, a split in Boston would be disappointing.


The only way Sunday's game would be disappointing to me is if they come out and play like games 1 & 2...

Can't see the C's looking that bad again (or the Cavs that good again)?

I'm now satisfied, yet greedy like everyone else

Color me greedy.
Like the announcer said, if the Cavs play well, the Celtics can't beat them. Call me greedy if I expect the Cavs to bring their game and play well every night.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby peeker643 » Sat May 08, 2010 4:19 pm

OldDawg wrote:Color me greedy.
Like the announcer said, if the Cavs play well, the Celtics can't beat them. Call me greedy if I expect the Cavs to bring their game and play well every night.


Don't disagree, just saying the last part of your post isn't how they operate. Hasn't been all year. I just fully expect another slop-fest from them at some point til they get pushed again.

Last night makes me wonder if and when it will happen though. I think one can seriously make the arguement that LBJ grew again last night right before our eyes. He gets that look and focus every night and they can't be stopped.

But will he get it each and every night?

History says no.
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Re: Would You Be Satisfied With A Split In Boston?

Unread postby pup » Mon May 10, 2010 11:04 am

pup wrote:
hermanfontenot wrote:Yeah, I'd take a split at this point...

... but honestly, a real championship contender takes both games in Boston. I really think if the Cavaliers get their shit together, and if LeBron quits being such a pussy, they'll be up 3-1 by the time the weekend is over.


I don't think you give this Celtic team nearly enough credit.


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