March 4, 2024

I don’t write a lot of blogs, but after reading through my timeline, I figured I would try to boost the morale of the Cleveland Sports Talk fans.

What just happened tonight was a mixture of things. People not stepping up, sloppiness on defense and tinkering match ups.

I am not saying that I am Nostradamus, but I could see this coming from a mile away. This is coming from a delusional Cleveland fan that always thinks the Browns have a chance every Sunday.

Again, this is not me saying that we are going to lose this series. I truly think that we will take Game 2 and head back home. I have said Cavs in 6 if there was a trilogy, and I am sticking with that. We have to face the fact that Ty Lue messing around with the match ups tonight was a necessity and it will help us in the long run. Golden State is stacked, obviously. We needed to cycle through some match ups in order to reevaluate what we need to do for Game 7 .

The Cavs will step into the film room and come out with a great game plan for Game 2. Hopefully that game plan includes aggression on offense, quickness on defense and getting Tristan Thompson going early because he was non-existence tonight.

Plus, Ty Lue, Kyrie should not be on Steph, just a heads up.

Maybe we can give Channing Frye some real minutes because if KD is not in the game, Richard Jefferson is unplayable. Channing Frye would be great for when JaVale McGee comes in. It would stretch the Warriors out a little bit, we need to do that in order to win. You cannot step out of the locker room with the mindset of stopping Kevin Durant and Steph Curry. You can contain them, but you cannot stop them. Same goes for Golden State. They do not step out on the floor with the mindset of shutting The King down; they try to contain him and make others around him step up. That did not happen tonight. You cannot win when you turn the ball over 20+ times.

Things happen…

Lastly, we as Cleveland sports fans need to realize how blessed we are to be in the position that we are in.  Some cities would kill for a chance to cheer on their teams for three consecutive finals. We need to take a step back and appreciate greatness, on both sides of the spectrum. We are in for a long run of greatness. The guys on this team are not done after this. There will be many more finals appearance as long as number 23 is in town.

This is history in the making.

Cavs in 6.


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