Net Reaction: Cavs win 100-99 over OKC

Glenn and I will be offering our thoughts on last night’s win tomorrow night one hour before tip-off on the Wine and Gold Pregame Podcast so check back in with us then.  For now, a collection of commentary from our friends in Cavalier blogging is as follows:

King James GospelCody:

“Kevin Durant drove to the hole as the clock ticked down, attempted an off balance three-footer and King James rose up sky high to send that weak stuff out of here.  ‘Bron then stepped to the free throw lane and calmly sank two free throws to put the game out of reach with just over a second left in the game.  James matched his scoring total from Thursday night with another ridiculous 37 point performance while adding 12 assists and 9 rebounds to his stat line.”

Waiting For Next YearBrendan:

“This was the second game in a row where Cavs fans were exposed to a new rotation forced upon Coach Brown because of injuries.  Unfortunately, the starting backcourt of Gibson and Parker was very underwhelming…Gibson came up huge hitting the clutch three to put the Cavs ahead for good with 30 seconds to play.  But he was pretty ineffective for most of the game.  He had no assists which is almost an incomprehensible stat from the starting PG spot.  He was also a defensive liability matching up against the bigger and stronger Russell Westbrook, who often muscled his way to the lane and either scored or drew a foul.”

Cavs: The Blog John K:

“Definitely a strange game. The things that worked worked extremely well, and the things that went wrong went powerful wrong…Shaq. Whoa. Offensively, this might have been Shaq’s best game as a Cavalier. He was getting whatever he wanted in the paint all game long. The Thunder didn’t have enough size to discourage him on the offensive end, or enough frontcourt quickness to burn him on the defensive end.”

Fear the Sword John B:

“Sometimes there really aren’t words to explain what you have just watched.  I mean, how do you explain the Cavaliers 100-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at The Q?  Actually, it is pretty easy – his name is LeBron James, and he’ll be a 2-time NBA MVP when this season is over.  LeBron’s block of Kevin Durant with the Cavs clinging to a 2-point lead with 1.9 seconds to go, followed by two clutch free throws, saved the Cavs again…The Cavs went 20/40 from the line, helping the Thunder stay in a game that the Cavaliers could have easily put away in the first half.”

Brendan Bowers

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