2010 NBA Playoffs: Thoughts on the Cleveland Cavaliers Heading into Game Five

May 11th, 2010 by Sam Toth Leave a reply »
Some quick thoughts heading into tonight's Game Five versus the Boston Celtics:

The Cavaliers cannot head into this game expecting to win Game Six in Boston. If they come out with that mentality, it will be too much of what we've seen in Game One, Game Two, and Game Four: lack of urgency, lack of the killer instinct. Two out of three times, this lackadaisical approach has resulted in a loss. This game is pivotal. With a victory, it ensures the Cavaliers home court advantage for the rest of the series. They'll have a shot at the series in Game Six without the pressure of another game played in Boston. Even if they lose, they'll come back home to Cleveland for the series decider and a home crowd on their side. Stat that needs to change: Zero . As in  zero second chance points ! All that screams to me is that the Cavaliers simply got out-hustled. Unacceptable. Just a lack of effort and execution. At the very least, we Cleveland fans demand effort from our teams. If everyone played their hearts out like Joshua Cribbs does when he suits up for the Browns, I would accept the final score knowing that our team left everything on the field/court. Zero second c ...

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