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Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2018, 10:16:32 PM »

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The key to game 4 is the level of desire that CLE brings.  I have noticed a correlation with the results of GSW-HOU series.  Since GSW are winning big, that may take some of the wind out of CLE.  Let's see.

I actually think CLE wins game 4 either way but if GSW wins again on Tues, then we win game 5 is my prediction.  If Houston wins, CLE wins.  Let's see if my theory holds up.

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #31 on: May 20, 2018, 10:26:44 PM »

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It has been a while since I saw us play the way we played in Game 3..  No fire, No hustle... It was like the whole world told us we stink on the road and we believed it..

If we just play with our usual Force and our Young legs we should be okay.. 

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #32 on: May 20, 2018, 10:30:36 PM »

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Key is continual rotation of fresh guys on LeBron: Semi, Morris, Brown, Tatum, Horford, Smart. Repeat.

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2018, 12:43:06 AM »

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The Cavs forced us to play iso ball. They actually let Smart shoot (bad for us as Smart obliged).. And closed out on Big Al on the pick and pop or even the roll as the Cavs prevented lobs to Al... Basically daring Smart to shoot and with every miss the Cavs were off to the races.

For us to even have a chance at einning again is to go back and do what we were doing in g1 and 2....Not letting Lebron be a playmaker and stay close to their three point shooters. If Lebron shoots for 40 or 50 then that means he is doing it on his own and his shooters are negated.

Ton of shots for Al in the post.. I would even post Tatum and JB and yes even Smart... We have the strength to bully them down low.. They don't necessarily have to force the shots but plays can be made from there if the doublecomes. Just force the Cavs to play Defense.

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2018, 01:02:11 AM »

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We have to play like every play matters. We played with ZERO hustle. We didn’t go for rebounds or loose balls when we could have in game 3. Those little things can become 2nd chance points. Those points can become momentum in a run.   Play that elite Celtics defense and hustle for rebounds and s stops and we can control this game

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2018, 02:01:16 AM »

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Marcus Morris said he could barely sleep last night. After what he called a “——” job defending LeBron, he stayed up until 2 am to break down tape with his twin brother Markieff.

https://mobile.twitter.com/byjayking/status/998329440697495552?s=21

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #36 on: May 21, 2018, 02:06:48 AM »

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Marcus Morris said he could barely sleep last night. After what he called a “——” job defending LeBron, he stayed up until 2 am to break down tape with his twin brother Markieff.

https://mobile.twitter.com/byjayking/status/998329440697495552?s=21
Wow Markieff is there with him? [dang]
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Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #37 on: May 21, 2018, 03:18:47 AM »

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Marcus Morris said he could barely sleep last night. After what he called a “——” job defending LeBron, he stayed up until 2 am to break down tape with his twin brother Markieff.

https://mobile.twitter.com/byjayking/status/998329440697495552?s=21
Wow Markieff is there with him? [dang]
We're gonna pair them on the most fiery bench in the NBA ;)

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2018, 07:14:25 AM »

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I think the Celtics bounce back from a very poor, lackluster effort.

Tonight if they move the ball and swing it 3-4 times, the Cavs will stop rotating. They don't commit to defense throughout the 24 second clock. If you take quick, poor shots, they feed off of that because they are older and don't have to commit to defense. They want to get to the offensive end.

In a tight game, I think the Celtics win to go up 3-1. Big games from Rozier and Brown.

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2018, 07:16:31 AM »

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Cavs by 17
C/PF-Horford, Baynes, Noel, Theis, Morris,
SF/SG- Tatum, Brown, Hayward, Smart, Semi, Clark
PG- Irving, Rozier, Larkin

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2018, 07:18:49 AM »

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Keys to the game:

Score moah points than Cleveland and I'm 100% sure we win the game!
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Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2018, 07:21:05 AM »

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Marcus Morris said he could barely sleep last night. After what he called a “——” job defending LeBron, he stayed up until 2 am to break down tape with his twin brother Markieff.

https://mobile.twitter.com/byjayking/status/998329440697495552?s=21

Those 2 have a legit love for this game. I love hearing about this kind of stuff. They take tremendous pride in what they do and take tremendous pride in helping each other achieve it.
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Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2018, 07:34:17 AM »

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My key to game 4 is for this to feel like a normal basketball game as quickly as possible.  There appears to be major confidence issue for the young guys on the road.  It's reflected by extreme tentativeness on offense.  This is a recipe for disaster when the opposing team comes out with an adrenaline rush of energy to begin the game. 

I have tremendous confidence in the team to fix communication issues on defense.  My biggest concern is our typical flat start on the offense end.  It's crucial for the team to generate good looks early in the game, even if they aren't necessarily falling at a high rate.  These guys needs to be able to run their stuff with some success. 

Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2018, 10:00:43 AM »

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The key is going to be aggressive going to the rim. And this game is huge. Game 4's are always pivotal but I think given the mental makeup/talent level of this Cavs team, I think whoever wins this game will win the series.

If the Cavs go down 3-1 there is no way they have the fight in them to come back. I think it will end in Boston in 5.

But if the Cavs win tonight, I think it will give them the confidence to rally around Lebron and the Cavs comeback to win it all.
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Re: Key to Game 4
« Reply #44 on: May 21, 2018, 10:19:49 AM »

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Better defensive communication and effort. Starting with Morris on LBJ and paying attention to off the ball cuts. Offensively the C's need to move the ball and force rotations too many dribble pull ups in the first quarter let Cleveland take control.