1st Half Recap via text msgs

Below is a transcript of text messages I rec’d leading up to, and throughout the first half of the Cavs Game:

11:35 am – Bill: Gameday Baby!

5:55 pm – Paul: You going to the game?

6:03 pm – Re:Paul: No You?

6:13 pm – Paul: Yes. Four rows from the top.  Doesn’t Stepien Rules get a press pass?

6:15 pm – Re:Paul: I wish…not quite…but people do send me Cavalier rap videos that they made at home.

Right After Tip-Off (7:34 pm)

Bill: Championship!

Parker just hit a 3 to push the lead out to 13-2 (7:41 pm) 

Kyle: Like Parker.  Team d needs to gel around 33

LeBron’s blocked shot with 3 mins left in 1st Q (7:52 pm) 

Todd: Where’s AC – Get that weak stuff….awesome block by LBJ

Shaq goes off the glass to make it 21-7

Joe: The Big Felllaaaaa

28-21 Cavs at end of First Quarter (8:00 pm)

Joe: I’ll take that

Rasheed Wallace’s 2nd (3) to tie it at 32…7:30 left in 2nd Q (8:15 pm)

Kurt: Slugs on offense.  not sure if moon or parker can score.

Paul Pierce Hits (3) to take first lead at 39-38…15 point turnaround

Joe: did I ever tell you about how much I hate Pierce

Jamario Moon misses a jumpshot

Bill: Moon must be told he’s not a spot up shooter.  slash baby slash

Cavs offense slows, Boston pushes out lead (8:35 pm)

Bill: Gonna miss Kuester a little I think

Towards end of first half (8:38 pm)

Kyle: Coach Brown said transition d wasn’t up to speed.  I agree.  Miss Delonte there.

At halftime…from my brother…Cavs down 51-45 (8:43pm)

Kevin: Dad thinks everyone should be fired but I like the way we look…bench looks rough tho.

At halftime (8:45pm)

Bill: Need Delonte for that 2nd unit big time!


…btw, I didn’t tell anyone I was going to do that…hope you guys don’t mind…out for now…


Brendan Bowers

About Brendan Bowers

I am the founding editor of StepienRules.com. I am also a content strategist and social media manager with Electronic Merchant Systems in Cleveland. My work has been published in SLAM Magazine, KICKS Magazine, The Locker Room Magazine, Cleveland.com, BleacherReport.com, InsideFacebook.com and elsewhere. I've also written a lot of articles that have been published here.