5/15 - G5 vs. CLE - Gentleman's Sweep

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It's a lot more fun being a fan of the underdog. Expectations are so high that these games aren't enjoyable, so much stress. And why? Is my life materially different if they win or lose. No wonder we're fanatics; there's something not right with us.

We're up 1 with a whole game ahead of us and my blood pressure is too damn high.
 

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I get that movie franchises (d)evolve over time, but I’ll never understand how the Bad Boys films morphed from Sean Penn in a reform school to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami cops over a handful of films.
 

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I get that movie franchises (d)evolve over time, but I’ll never understand how the Bad Boys films morphed from Sean Penn in a reform school to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami cops over a handful of films.
And a sack full of soda cans turned into bad dad jokes
 

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It's a lot more fun being a fan of the underdog. Expectations are so high that these games aren't enjoyable, so much stress. And why? Is my life materially different if they win or lose. No wonder we're fanatics; there's something not right with us.

We're up 1 with a whole game ahead of us and my blood pressure is too damn high.
I was thinking about that dynamic last night during the Bs game. Being the underdog and expected to be eliminated was so liberating. That was the most relaxed I’ve been watching a playoff game in a long time (until those last couple minutes at least).
 

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If you are Cleveland you probably want to stay in contact for as long as possible so the players don't let go of the rope.
 

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Seems early for a challenge, but if it’s clear cut I guess the odds are you won’t need two more, and he’s probably gotta manage this game aggressively to keep him in it
 

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I get that movie franchises (d)evolve over time, but I’ll never understand how the Bad Boys films morphed from Sean Penn in a reform school to Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami cops over a handful of films.
Pretty sure the Penn one is not part of that franchise.

Or did I miss the sarcasm?
 

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they went to commercial, but live that looked like a foul but if not called a foul it didn't seem to be tipped.
 

Cellar-Door

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Pritchard letting his man drive right into Horford and not getting in the way of the lob... ugly
 

PedroKsBambino

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Cleveland doing more offensively than I'd like---need to up the D a bit here.

Some turnovers on offense, but a fair number of good possessions. I'd be ok with 3 more of tehse quarters offensively, myself.
 

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Well, I guess we’re not getting the early knockout blow.
Not sure why so many people seem to be assuming the Cavs will roll over. They're huge underdogs. They can play freely. If they lose, well, they're supposed to lose.
 

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50% from three for us, and some open misses. 4 TOs is not good. And losing FT 6-0
 

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Not sure why so many people seem to be assuming the Cavs will roll over. They're huge underdogs. They can play freely. If they lose, well, they're supposed to lose.
Also other than Okoro who went out early they are loaded with vets
 

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They basically need to play just one concerted effort quarter to win this game.

I guess they thought there was no need for it to be the first but there's really no reason to wait for the second half either. A 30-18 quarter should do it here. Just get it over with.