2010 NBA Playoffs: Cavaliers Answer Questions in Game 4 Blowout

April 25th, 2010 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
There's a new creed in the Cavalier kingdom: Ask and ye shall receive.

You're asking for more intensity, more focus, and a renewed playoff energy?

It took a quarter and a half, but the Cavs finally looked a No. 1 seed for the first time since Game 1, using a 39-15 run across the end of the first half and beginning of the second to turn a three-point deficit into a 21-point lead.

You're asking for discipline, a sense of urgency, and an attacking gameplan on defense?

They opened with Anthony Parker on Derrick Rose, used multiple styles of defense on the pick-and-roll, and held the Bulls to 37.4% shooting and just 34 points in the paint (they averaged 47 in the previous two contests).

You're asking for a more focused effort to get Antawn Jamison the ball?

The Cavs used the athletic power forward in the pick-and-roll with LeBron James repeatedly in the third quarter, setting him up for jumpers, lay-ups, and everything in between. Antawn simply abused Luol Deng in the post on his way to 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting.

You're asking for less three-point shots and better ball movement?

They stil ...

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