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TIME: 4:00 pm PT, 7:00 pm ET
TV: WUAB, NBALP

Cleveland is trying to limp into the playoffs but even that is not guaranteed. After suffering a few blow out losses in succession, the Cavs hit the road to face the Sixers. Philly is playing much better than Cleveland is of late and being at home will be an additional advantage. Andre will bring his defense, Allen his scoring and Kyle his stroke. Cleveland needs to wake up because a culture of losing is in the air. Some players have resigned themselves to the fate of losing, thus no longer care what happens and come into games expecting to lose.



From this point on, we’ll see just who wants it as bad as James. With the rebellion raging behind the scenes, one man must right all the wrongs with strong performances on the court.
 

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With the season going down the toilet, atleast all the Cavs fans can still thank Remy 23 for the previews. Great job
 

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Remy has done a great job all season with the game threads, i'd like to extend my props to him as well :cheers:

If James comes out aggressively attacking the rim and our big men can finish inside shots, we have a chance in this one. We need to avoid the 2nd qtr collapses and keep the game close, in general most close 4th quarters we have done fine.

Keep it close, avoid the 2nd quarter scoring drought, and we can win.
 

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James' jumper looks terrible. Even when wide open, it's bricking real bad. But once he attacked the basket, he got rebounds, dunks and went to the foul line. Malone better tell him, "No more outside stuff, go inside."

End of 1st
Cavaliers - 22
Sixers - 27
 

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Despite mistakes to end the half, that is probably some of the most competitive basketball Cleveland has played in quite some time.

Halftime
Cavaliers - 48
Sixers - 50
 

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If they can get a win after this kind of effort, then it could really save the season. But if they put out a bunch of effort and still lose...could make them take their balls and go home completely.

Lebron's taken a ton of shots. But he knows if the team doesn't make the playoffs, then people aren't going to be talking about JMac, nationally. They are going to be blaming Lebron.

That's discouraging to hear Lebron's shot still isn't going. Hopefully after this summer, he'll get his good jumper to come more consistently. Though I think a lot of times he is just settling for his J because it's easier.

But he needs to keep attacking the basket.
 

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People need to start moving without the ball, the sixers are trapping James with 3 people everywhere he goes and no one is cutting. Thats at least 3 possessions this quarter where he has no outlet to move the ball out of traps.
 

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Horrible lineup.

Playing Diop was a huge mistake because the sixers aren't even guarding him and he is too scared too come to the ball. Harris has played okay but he is not moving without the ball.

EDIT: playing Jmac when he is gunning for himself (1-11) and not playing any defense is another terrible move.

It's a shame because they're playing hard but you have to put the right people on the floor.
 

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Now Malone throws a scrub lineup (Jmac/Harris/Newble/James/Traylor) with no center and Dalembert gets 4 straight offensive rebounds??? I'm sorry but WTF?
 

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Malone is grasping at straws.
It doesn't do much for team confidence when the coach has no real overriding vision of what should be going on. He's just randomly throwing people on the floor who have never played together all season. And when things do work, he never goes back to that lineup.

Looks like another loss.
Watching this game on Cbssportsline it looks like Lebron is the only cav who knows how to rebound.
 
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