Sunday, June 3, 2007
Cleveland Moves On to Finals
The Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday were looking to get to the Finals for the 1st time in franchise history. They did.
After a 48 point performance in game in game 5, the spotlight was this time stolen by young guard Daniel Gibson. He had 31 points in the game and 19 in the 4th quarter. He quickly got the Cavs a lead in the 4th and started widening the gap throughout the quarter.
After the game, LeBron James talked to the media about his 1st NBA Finals appearance.
"Man! Oh man!" was all LeBron James could summon when he took the microphone and began to address the fans.
And then, with his voice hitting a high pitch that I never knew he had in him, LeBron played to the fans and gave them what they wanted to hear: "First of all, man, I'd like to thank every single one of the 20,000 fans. This is special. This is so special, man!" James said. "This is the best thing that ever happened to me, but listen here: It doesn't stop."
Cleveland will now face the Spurs in the NBA Finals. "You are no longer just representing yourselves and your city, you are representing the Eastern Conference, and so I'm going to end by saying: Make me proud.," Celtics legend Bill Russell said.
The Spurs are obviously the more experienced team right now, but the Cavs are playing amazing. And they are just a bunch of great young guys, that don't know that their aren't supposed to win. Even with LeBron though, I think the Cavs have to put more people around him for them to win. So I say the Spurs win in 6.
Game 1: Thu, June 7, at SA
Game 2: Sun, June 10, at SA
Game 3: Tue, June 12 at Cle
Game 4: Thu, June 14 at Cle
*Game 5: Sun, June 17 at Cle
*Game 6: Tue, June 19, at SA
*Game 7: Thu, June 21, at SA