Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Game 2: Advantage Cleveland

The Cleveland Cavaliers are undefeated in the playoffs thus far in 2007. Last night, the Cavs hosted the Nets in game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, and sent them back to New Jersey with a 0-2 deficit by beating them 102-92. In a few days, the Cavs will also head to New Jersey, to play game 3 at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. Game 2 was close the whole way through, just like game 1. And just like game 1, the Cavs, led by LeBron, dominated the last half of the 4th quarter to take a permanent lead. LeBron scored 36 points, had 12 assists and 3 steals. Drew Gooden was a rebounding machine, grabbing 14 boards as well as according 10 points. Pavlovic scored 17, Houghes had 12, and Z scored 13 and grabbed 9 rebounds. "Wild Thing" Anderson Varejao contributed by keeping 6 possessions alive with offensive rebounds (and had 9 rebounds total) and also scoring 6 points, including a nice slam dunk.
If you add the playoffs and regular season together, the Cavaliers are 56-32.
Also last night, the Indians won again. Cliff Lee pitched a complete game, allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Victor Martinez had 2 RBI, including a solo homer (4), Casey Blake also had 2 RBI and Grady Sizemore stole his 11th base of the year. The Indians defeated the Angles in Anaheim, 5-1.

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