2007 Finals: It’s Over, But What an Awesome Season!

cavshuddle_190x190.jpgTo the San Antonio Spurs: You played a heck of a series.  Congratulations on your 4th Championship.  We’ll see you next season.

To the Cavaliers: Thank you for all your hardwork and perseverance.  I’m proud to be a fan of such a loyal, unselfish, team-focused group.  I have enjoyed every minute. 

To the Fans: What an awesome season!  50 Wins, an Eastern Conference Championship, and a trip to the NBA Finals. 

This is only the beginning!  I’m sure the team will make some adjustments and work on a couple things in the off-season to pick up their NBA Championship quest where they left off.  Check back here for off-season news, updates, and more.

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2007 NBA Finals: Game 4 | Spurs @ Cavs | June 14, 2007 | 83-82, L
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2007 Finals: Cavs Go Down 3…Is It Over?

In the biggest game ever played at the Q, in front of a sold out crowd of roaring Cavs fans, the Spurs pulled off an upsetting win to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

At the beginning of the game, you noticed the adjustments by the Cavs.  Daniel Gibson started in place of the injured Larry Hughes.  The ball was pushed up the floor quicker on offense.  The defense looked more aggressive, and the Cavs finished the 1st quarter up 18-16…The first time they had ever led after a quarter in this series. 

In the 2nd quarter, the Spurs went on a 10-0 run right before the half, punctuated by Tony Parker’s running floater to put the Spurs up 40-38.  We would never see a lead again. Continue reading

2007 Finals: The Wound Was Too Deep

andy_190x285.jpgIn Game 2, down 11pts after the 1st quarter…25pts at the half…and 27pts after the 3rd…

Our 4th quarter patch was just not enough to stop the hemorrhaging.  The wound had gotten much too deep.  The damage was done.

So now we find ourselves down 0-2.  We must regroup and defend our homecourt on Tuesday at the Q.

 

 

 

 

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2007 NBA Finals: Game 2 | Cavs @ Spurs | June 10, 2007 | 92-103, L
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2007 Finals: Cavs vs. Spurs (Game 1 Review, Game 2 Tips)

In Game 1, San Antonio ran a poised defensive clinic that stifled our leading scorer, allowing him only 14 points.  Lebron was 0/7 from the field in the first half and 4/16 from the field overall.  Our 7+ ft center, Ilgauskas, was shut down to the likes of a 6’5″ guard playing in the post, with only 2 points the entire game. 

While we struggled to find offense, San Anotonio’s Tony Parker had his way.  He drove into the paint for layups, ran pick and rolls with Tim Duncan, hit floaters in the lane, and even connected with Elson on a bounce pass between 2 of our defenders for an easy, uncontested dunk.

We played horribly.  We were hesitant to take shots.  We couldn’t keep Tony in front of us on defense.  We never pushed the pace of the game, and we made far too many turnovers. Continue reading

2007 Finals: Write it Down…Cavs in 6

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Under much scrutiny and criticism, the Cleveland Cavaliers bulldozed their way into the NBA Finals for the first time in their franchise history.   They ended the regular season with a 50-32 record, landing them in second place in the Eastern Conference.  

They swept the No.7 seeded Washington Wizards 4-0 in Round 1 of the Playoffs.  They defeated the 6th seeded New Jersey Nets in six in the Semi-Finals, and against all odds, fought back from a devastating 2-0 deficit and dominated the highly favored No. 1 seeded Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals. Continue reading

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  • 2007-2008 Schedule

    (* - Denotes Home Games)

    October
    31: vs Dallas*, 74-92 (L)

    November
    02: vs Knicks*, 110-106 (W)
    04: vs Phoenix, 92-103 (L)
    06: vs Warriors, 108-104 (W)
    07: vs Utah, 101-103 (L)
    09: vs Sacramento, 93-91 (W)
    11: vs LA Clippers, 103-95 (W)
    12: vs Denver, 100-122 (L)
    14: vs Orlando*, 116-117 (L)
    16: vs Utah*, 99-94 (W)
    20: vs Bucks*, 107-111 (L)
    21: vs Minnesota, 97-86 (W)
    24: vs Toronto*, 111-108 (W)
    25: vs Indiana, 111-106 (W)
    27: vs Boston*, 109-104 (W)
    28: vs Detroit, 74-109 (L)
    30: vs Toronto, 82-91 (L)

    December
    02: vs Boston, 70-80 (L)
    04: vs Nets*, 79-100 (L)
    05: vs Washington, 86-105 (L)
    08: vs Charlotte, 93-96 (L)
    11: vs Indiana*, 118-105 (W)
    14: vs Nets, 97-105 (L)
    15: vs Philadelphia*, 86-92 (L)
    17: vs Milwaukee*, 104-99 (L)
    19: vs New York, 90-108 (L)
    20: vs LA Lakers*, 94-90 (W)
    23: vs Warriors*, 96-105 (L)
    25: vs Miami*, 96-82 (W)
    27: vs Dallas, 88-81 (W)
    29: vs New Orleans, 76-86 (L)

    January
    02: vs Atlanta*, 98-94 (W)
    04: vs Kings*, 97-93 (W)
    06: vs Toronto, 93-90 (W)
    08: vs Seattle*, 95-79 (W)
    09: vs Atlanta, 81-90 (L)
    11: vs Charlotte*, 113-106 (W)
    15: vs Memphis, 132-124 (W)
    17: vs San Antonio, 90-88 (W)
    21: vs Miami, 97-90 (W)
    23: vs Wizards*, 121-85 (W)
    25: vs Phoenix*, 108-110 (L)
    27: vs La Lakers, 98-95 (W)
    30: vs Portland, 84-83 (W)
    31: vs Seattle, 95-101 (L)

    February
    02: vs LA Clippers*, 98-84 (W)
    05: vs Boston*, 114-113 (W)
    07: vs Houston, 77-92 (L)
    08: vs Atlanta, 100-95 (W)
    10: vs Denver*, 83-113 (L)
    11: vs Orlando, 118-111 (W)
    13: vs Spurs*, 105-112 (L)
    19: vs Houston*, 85-93 (L)
    20: vs Indiana, 106-97 (W)
    22: vs Wizards*, 90-89 (W)
    24: vs Memphis*, 109-89 (W)
    26: vs Milwaukee, 102-105 (L)
    27: vs Boston, 87-92 (L)
    29: vs Minnesota*, 92-84 (W)

    March
    02: vs Chicago*, 95-86 (W)
    05: vs New York, 119-105 (W)
    06: vs Chicago, 96-107 (L)
    08: vs Indiana*, 103-95 (W)
    10: vs Portland*, 88-80 (W)
    12: vs New Jersey, 99-104 (L)
    13: vs Washington, 99-101 (L)
    16: vs Charlotte*, 98-91 (W)
    17: vs Orlando, 90-104 (L)
    19: vs Detroit*, 89-73 (W)
    21: vs Toronto*, 90-83 (W)
    22: vs Milwaukee, 8:30p
    26: vs New Orleans*, 7p
    29: vs Detroit, 7:30p
    30: vs Philadelphia*, 6p

    April
    02: vs Charlotte, 7p
    03: vs Chicago*, 8p
    05: vs Orlando*, 3p
    09: vs New Jersey*, 7p
    11: vs Chicago, 7p
    13: vs Miami*, 1p
    14: vs Philadelphia, 7p
    16: vs Detroit*, 7p
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