James had 31 points, eight rebounds and four assists in another dominating performance as the Cavs rolled to their 8th straight win with a 106-82 decision over the New Jersey Nets on Tuesday night. Oh, Jay Z was in attendance, courtside none the less.
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They made a very nice run in the third quarter to take the lead back after being down as many as 11 at one point. Andre Iguodala was looking very good out there. A few nice dunks and some very nice crossovers on a few defenders.
Then came the 4th quarter.
With the Cavaliers benching their franchise player in LeBron James to give way to scrub time, the Cleveland bench rose to the occasion and quickly took back the lead and never looked back… AGAINST OUR STARTERS. It was pathetic.
Oh and Mareese Speights; I noted a while back that I thought he could be a star in the making, well that was in Summer league, and I was way off after watching last night. He was the most laxadazical NBA player I have ever seen. Walking up and down the court, barely concentrating at the line and jacking his 2nd FT after BARELY making the first and getting the roll. It was very frustrating to watch, especially as he was getting owned on the glass at every end by Sasha Pavlovic and Anderson Varejao.
The Chosen One in 3 qtrs of play: 20 points 8 rebounds and looking meaner then ever.
With the loss the Sixers fall to 3-3 in the preseason with one game left to play against division rival, New Jersey Nets tonight.
This was sent in from a reader, Kobe Giant. Hilarious, I remember this, had to post it. Good find Kobe.
Team USA came out the gates strong, but looked quite shaky in the second quarter allowing Argentina to cut what was a 21 point lead to 9 at the half (49-40). Manu Ginobili went down mid 2nd quarter with what looked to be a sprained ankle and Argentina just wasn’t quite the same.
USA came out determined in the second half and went on a quick run and blew the game wide open and never looked back. Team USA was led by Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James who ended the game with 21 and 15 respectively.
Argentina was led by Luis Scola who stepped up big in Manu’s absence and really played a solid game ending with 28 points and 11 boards. I definitely wouldn’t mind if the Sixers could somehow get this guy.
The Redeem Team will face the Spaniards and Pau Gasol in the Gold Medal Game on Sunday.
From the early going you could tell Team USA was trying to send a message to the Aussies. On their first three possessions they went right into the post to Dwight Howard and let him go right at Australia’s best play, Andrew Bogut. To which Bogut and Australia had no answer.
Bogut picked up two quick fouls and became quite frustrated. On the next play down he screened Kobe hard which was soon followed by a nice quick jab from Melo to the Aussies grill piece. Bogut wasn’t the same after, only shooting 2 of 5 from the field for 4 points and 2 boards.
Team USA was led by none other then NBA MVP Kobe Bryant. Bryant dropped 25 points 10 of 16 from the field (4-7 from 3). LeBron and Carmelo added 16 and 15 respectively to add to the Aussie destruction.
Up next for Team USA is the winner of Argentina vs Greece (10:15 AM ET). Time to go watch Manu and see who will get destroyed by the Redeem Team next.
My Thoughts: GAME. SET. MATCH, world. You could take the best players on everyone’s Olympic team and put them together and you still wouldn’t beat us.
Germany which figured to be one of the tougher challenges for Team USA, proved the complete opposite, falling 106-57 on Monday Morning (ET time or whatever). The Germans who have two NBA-ers in Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman were thought to be able to be a test for Team USA in their last game of pool play. Dirk was nothing of the sort, only going 4-10 from the field and ending with a dismal 14 points.
Team USA was led by C Dwight Howard’s 22 points and 9 boards and also LeBron James aka the King’s 18 points on 7-10 shooting from the field.
Up next for the Americans is the Aussie squad. Team USA (5-0) will move on to a quarterfinal matchup Wednesday against Australia, the team that’s provided them with their toughest test in China (87-76 win in an Exhibition). Australia’s team is highlighted by NBA center Andrew Bogut who was out of Australia’s last game against Team USA while resting a sore ankle for pool play.
Personally I dont see any team giving the Americans a true challenge. I think the buzz surrounding the next game against what reporters are calling a formidable opponent in Australia is all hear say. USA will wipe the floor with these Aussies and make it a perfect 6-0 en route to the gold. Just listen to Chris Kaman:
Nobody is going to beat them. No way, it’s just not going to happen.
After making a dramatic guarantee a few days back, LeBron looks to be out of the lineup indefinitely for the US Mens team’s first game of exhibition play against the Canadian National team.
According to US coach Mike Krzyzewski, ‘LeBron James is a 95 percent no-go for Friday’s exhibition against Canada.’
I think it wont really matter that much as the Canadians are no match for the superior talent of Team USA. Tune your television dials to ESPN at 8:00 pm ET for the tip, as Team USA makes its way towards Olympic Gold.
LeBron James guaranteed an Olympic gold medal for the US Men’s Basketball squad at the Beijing games, in a Time magazine story that hits newsstands Friday.
After comparing the feeling of receiving a gold medal on the podium to opening a prized gift on Christmas morning, James was asked if that meant he would lead the Americans to the title.
This is a sweet video of the dunk. Its the TOP 10 Camera Angles of the Dunk. Take a peak. YouTube in HD.
Kevin Garnett the NBA Defensive Player of Year had no reponse for this statement.
“He can dunk. Especially if you give him a running start at the basket. It’s probably going to be a pretty good dunk and he’s so darn powerful that once he gets up there, there’s not a lot you can do. I hate the fact that he got to the basket.”
— Celtics coach Doc Rivers on LeBron James’ powerful dunk late in the fourth quarter.