View Full Version : Game 3 Fri April 24th - 1st Round - Eastern Conference (1) Cleveland @ (8) Detroit

04-23-2009, 10:06 PM
( 1 ) Cleveland Cavaliers (66-16) vs. ( 8 ) Detroit Pistons (39-43)

Cleveland Cavaliers will have the Homecourt Advantage

Cleveland Leads Series 2-0 Series Breakdown

Cavaliers won series 3-1
Nov. 19: at Pistons 96, Cavaliers 89
Feb. 1: Cavaliers 90 at Pistons 80
Feb. 22: at Cavaliers 99, Pistons 78
Mar. 31: at Cavaliers 79, Pistons 73

Game 1 - Cavaliers 102, Pistons 84 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AnZi0aIyRtIFIzNLLTMuPjS8vLYF?gid=200 9041805)
Game 2 - Cavaliers 94, Pistons 82 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/boxscore;_ylt=AqUQgDB6gKL4QbG07.oLP4i8vLYF?gid=200 9042105)
Game 3 - Fri. April 24, Cleveland @ Detroit, 7 p.m., ESPN (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/preview?gid=2009042408)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)—Richard Hamilton slipped into his white Bentley luxury sedan, decked out in Jordan Brand gear from head to flip flops, and chatted for a couple minutes in the Detroit Pistons parking lot.

Hamilton was asked Thursday if he thought the Pistons could beat Cleveland in Game 3.

“We ain’t got a choice,” Hamilton said.

No, they don’t.

Detroit’s streak of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals will essentially be over if it can’t figure out a way to beat LeBron James and the Cavaliers at home on Friday night.

Pistons coach Mike Curry sounds like he expects the series to shift back to Cleveland.

“I fully believe that we’re going to take care of home court and win,” Curry said. “We’ll be sitting in the exact position—1-2—going into Game 4 as it was last year.

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/Cavaliers.png Projected Starting Lineup


PG - Mo Williams
SG - Delonte West
SF - Lebron James
PF - Anderson Varajeo
C - Zydrunas Ilgauskas

http://i402.photobucket.com/albums/pp109/KHinrich12/Team%20Logos/Pistons.png Projected Starting Lineup


PG - Rodney Stuckey
SG - Richard Hamilton
SF - Tayshaun Prince
PF - Antonio McDyess
C - Rasheed Wallace

04-24-2009, 03:47 PM
I want Detroit to win one, because I called Cavs in 5.

but I don't think it's gonna happen.

04-24-2009, 03:49 PM
I like Cleveland here even if it is at the Palace.

04-24-2009, 05:12 PM
cleveland by 50 lol = blowout

04-24-2009, 07:08 PM
cleveland by 50 lol = blowout

lol. Yeah, pretty much. I don't even think it's worth posting about. But I'm bored, so what the hell.

04-24-2009, 07:28 PM
16-12 for Detroit early on. Cavs with 6 TOs already.

04-24-2009, 07:33 PM
18-18 with about 50 seconds left in the 1st.

04-24-2009, 07:42 PM
Detroit showing some fight tonight. I'd still like to see a sweep, but its good to see these guys play hard so far.

04-24-2009, 07:57 PM
Cavs now have a 2-point lead at the break. 33-31

04-24-2009, 08:04 PM
Cavs startin ta pull away.

04-24-2009, 08:08 PM
Yup, Cavs now up by 7 after a shot by Afflalo. ^

04-24-2009, 08:58 PM
Finally a close game in this series

04-24-2009, 09:08 PM
Those idiots on PTI said this game would not be close.

04-24-2009, 09:08 PM
My God! Did anyone c that turnaround off balance fadaway LeBron just hit??? Damn that was ill.

04-24-2009, 09:13 PM
Joe Smith is on fire!

04-24-2009, 09:18 PM
Pretty decent game, Detroit has a chance to steal a game here.

04-24-2009, 09:20 PM
Prince just can't do anything with his bad back.

04-24-2009, 09:21 PM
that is why you don't throw the ball into varejao in the post. :laugh:

04-24-2009, 09:24 PM
LeBron with the alley-oop dunk from Mo Williams! Will that be the dagger?

04-24-2009, 09:25 PM
well, that probably does it.

04-24-2009, 09:25 PM
^ yes it will

04-24-2009, 09:29 PM
when big z hits 3's on you, its officially over.

04-24-2009, 09:30 PM
probably go ahead and take out the starters no?

04-24-2009, 09:34 PM
Those idiots on PTI said this game would not be close.

It's not anymore

04-24-2009, 09:36 PM
I kinda wish Charlotte would have gotten in over detroit, at least they would have cared and tried.

04-24-2009, 09:38 PM
My guess is game 4 is going to be very very ugly in favor of the Cavs I bet.

04-24-2009, 09:49 PM
MVP Bron and Joe Smith:clap::smoking:

04-25-2009, 01:38 AM
I kinda wish Charlotte would have gotten in over detroit, at least they would have cared and tried.


04-25-2009, 09:28 AM
What a sad day for the fans of Detroit!

04-25-2009, 09:30 AM