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2-0 is not end game for LeBron & The Cavaliers. Is far from over.

Another win by the Boston Celtics over the Cavaliers making it a 2-0 series in a best of 7.  Honestly aside from LeBron James and Kevin Love the Cavs are really hard to watch, especially Tristan Thompson-Kardashian and JR Smith.  Boston looks so good and somehow the talks are more about next year “trading Tatum-Brown for Kwahi” or “Kyrie-Hayward for Kwahi” then how good this team is right now.  How interesting is it that Brad Stevens didn’t get any votes despite the team success.

2 games down and the celebrations, the memes, the conclusions and all the nonsense of the NBA playoffs are coming to live.  The “LeBron haters” bandwagon has to either be at full capacity or at least looking into upgrading to a greyhound bus.  The NBA playoffs are fun to watch and they are even more appealing when one of the greats (LeBron James) is losing.  People are more surprised, intrigued and involved in the Celtics-Cavaliers than the Rockets-Warriors.

The Celtics are playing great right now, but truly won’t know that until they win the fourth game. At no point in time can they let their guard down.  Game 1 a 25 point victory, game 2 a 13 point victory, both victories at home.  The Celtics have not lost at home this post-season, also they have only won 1 game outside of their home.  They have been deadly at home, taking full advantage and adding to the argument on how important it is to have home court.

Game 1 the Cavaliers looked lost, like they didn’t want to be there at all.  Game 2 looked a little better like they started to get it going (for about 2 quarters) and then went back to just kicking back.  The 2 performances from the Cavaliers is exactly what they have been doing all season.  LeBron putting up great or even amazing numbers and the team is still ending with a loss is nothing new, it has been happening all season.

Should the Cavaliers be worried? Yes, you are down 2-0. Is true that the Celtics are 37-0 all time in series when they lead the series 2-0.  So should the Celtics still be worried? Yes.  They are going to Cleveland to play a pair of games, which could even the series up (just like it happen with the Bucks series).  The Celtics have struggled winning on the road this post season.  Have we forgotten about the Bucks series that went to 7 games, last game played in Boston, hopefully not?  The series vs the Bucks showed the Celtics true colors and how dependent they are on home court.

While the Celtics have only won 1 game away from home, the Cavaliers have won 3, now why does this even matter? Because if we follow the pattern and Celtics don’t win at home then is 2-2 series going back to the Celtics (like with the Bucks).  Game 5, will be decisive, if the Celtics can’t get the win then we look at a game 6 on the road down 3-2.  Best case scenario for the Celtics is for them to close it out the next 2 games because if they don’t win on the road they could be looking at game 7 Vs LeBron James.

Would you bet against LeBron James on a Game 7?

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Cavaliers & Celtics Meet Again!! NBA Playoffs!!

Cavaliers & Celtics Meet Again!! NBA Playoffs!!

Is official!! The NBA eastern conference finals have officially begun, the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers clash again. Game 1 is already on the books, a dominant win by the Celtics but LeBron James and the Cavaliers should not be written off.

The Celtics wasted no time blasting the Cavaliers with everything they had, completely blindsiding the Cavaliers. Celtics had 4 players score in double digits, led by Jaylen Brown 23 points. Horford score 20, Jayson Tatum score 16 and the self-titled “Best LeBron Defender” score 21 points (while holding LeBron at 15) to add to his case. Credit Brad Stevens and the Celtics players because they are looking like the real deal.

The Cavaliers look terrible, no other ways to describe it, are they worried? No. Did it seem like they gave it all they had? No. Should they be desperate? Maybe. The answer to all the questions would change if they didn’t have LeBron James. If LeBron is not worried about them, they team is not worried about them. Game 1 was a bad loss against a team that started hot and kept it through the game.

Even though it was a 25 point victory, the game in many areas was a lot closer. The 3 point battle was clearly won by the Celtics with 11, the Cavs when 4-26, they average 11.5 Vs Toronto. For the game the Cavaliers shot 36%, James led the way shooting 5-16. The turnover battle was won by Cleveland 11-10. Lastly the Cavaliers shot and made more free throws.

Can you count on the Celtics shooting that well. But really it was descent, it was about their average game but you can’t really see that due to how bad Cleveland played. The Celtics are a great home team and wins like this are what are expected at home. The Cavaliers are an up and down team with one of the best players in the roster.

The Celtics should look to replicate Game 1 jump start, while Cleveland will just regroup and build upon the last game because is almost impossible to have a worse game than that. At the end of the day, it was just one game and while it matters is not a series determining game (Cavs Vs Pacers went to 7).

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Jazz vs Thunder!! Game Preview!!Cut The Quit!! Jason Jerell!!

Jazz vs Thunder!! Game Preview!!Cut The Quit!! Jason Jerell!!

In this video Francis sits down with Jason Jerell and talks about the NBA Matchup Jazz Vs Thunder, NBA games and Lebron James.  Jason Jerell is a former football player for Idaho State University and also founder of the “Cut The Quit/ Cheat Death Not Sets” Movement.  Watch the video and leave a Comment.

Spurs Are Packing A Revenge Punch!!

Spurs Are Packing A Revenge Punch!!

Francis S Estepan.  Published April 13th, 2018

Under 24 hours till the beginning of the first game of this year’s NBA Playoffs.  The San Antonio Spurs will travel to Oakland for the first game against the Golden State Warriors.  Last year, these teams met in the Western Conference Finals where the Warriors came out on top.  Neither team was able to reach the 60 game win mark, also their playoff seeding changed a bit as well.  Both teams are dealing with injuries to major players, but both teams have found a way into the playoffs and the matchup couldn’t be any better.

Spurs want revenge!! They may not say it or show it, but revenge is fueling Popovich’s team right now.  The Spurs are a very composed team that are not going to lose their “cool.”  The biggest distraction has been the Kawhi Leonard situation, being only 3 games shy of another 50 win season sounds like a good solution.  Don’t pay too much attention to their 7th seed standing record, Popovich has the time to form up schemes to stress out the Warriors.

The Warriors go to play is the Steph- KD pick and roll.  Without Steph, KD and Klay has to carry the offensive load with Draymond Green as the 3rd option.  The defense will hold their own vs any team, but relying on streaky shooters such as Swaggy P and Cook may be a problem.  Kerr is a great coach and he will figure out a way to work the bench rotation but all errors have to be limited.  Any sign of frustration or weakness will exploited.

The Warriors are the favorite to win the series.  They should be extremely confident in their performance and their 4 All Star players.  The Houston Rockets are the team that is set to dethrone them.  For the Spurs, revenge is best served cold and what would be colder than the Spurs sending the champions on an early trip out of the playoffs.

 

 

 

Key matchups:

  • KD vs Aldridge: At some point in time we will see this 2 going at each other. Aldridge is bigger and heavier than KD which can create some bully ball opportunity down low. On the other side KD length and unlimited range could require Aldridge to come out to the 3 point line.
  • Klay Thompson vs Dejounte Murray: Murray is nowhere near the level of player that Klay Thompson is (yet), but the potential is there. If Klay can prevent his numbers going down in the playoffs, the Warriors will be fine. But if they do (like last year), Murray could become a breakout story.
  • Draymond Green Vs Rudy Gay: In 11 years Rudy has only being to the playoffs once. He is coming off a season ending injury, averaging career low in minutes and scoring. Opportunity could be knocking on his door and there is no better way to answer it by outperforming one of the NBAs elite defenders.
  • Role Players: JaVale Vs Pau!! Young Vs Ginobili!! Livingston Vs Parker!! Iguodala Vs Bertans!! Quinn Cook Vs Bryn Forbes!! One of this matchups could be the one that shifts the scale. Look for Popovich to exploit the bench matchups that will force KD and Thompson to become overwhelm.

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Spurs Vs Warriors!! Round 1!! NSS!! NBA Playoffs Preview!!

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