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Game 8: MEM vs CLE

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Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#1 » by ducler » Thu Jan 7, 2021 8:30 pm

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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#2 » by VCfor3 » Thu Jan 7, 2021 10:06 pm

Cavs have been playing well lately. Not the usual push over team they've been in past years. That said, if we play well it is definitely a winnable game for us.
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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#3 » by Whole Truth » Fri Jan 8, 2021 2:15 am

Close game but Memphis are shooting themselves in the foot.
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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#4 » by SD2042 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 3:02 am

Whole Truth wrote:Close game but Memphis are shooting themselves in the foot.


This Cavs team continues to fight with all their resolve. The Grizzlies need to stop the Cavs offense any further before they find themselves on the back in for a loss.
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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#5 » by VCfor3 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 2:55 pm

Yeah we shot ourselves in the foot this game. Jenkins also was pretty bad last night. Now to see if tonight's game is rescheduled or if we play a KD/Kyrie-less team again.

Also Okoro looked really good for CLE as a player that just helps you win.
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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#6 » by SD2042 » Fri Jan 8, 2021 7:29 pm

No telling about the Nets game and how it will go. As for the Cavs, they look good so far this season. The Grizzlies let them hang around too long and the Cavs strike and took advantage. The team is fighting which is good. The mistakes and missing key players disallows them to put the games away. At the same time helps with the top 5 future picks if it's possible to fall their way.
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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#7 » by Whole Truth » Sat Jan 9, 2021 12:51 am

VCfor3 wrote:Yeah we shot ourselves in the foot this game. Jenkins also was pretty bad last night. Now to see if tonight's game is rescheduled or if we play a KD/Kyrie-less team again.

Also Okoro looked really good for CLE as a player that just helps you win.


Yeah, he's a gritty defender. IMO cheaper, younger, healthier Winslow. I was concerned about his fit seeing that Memphis needed players to help space the floor though. Will be interesting to see how Winslow pans out, if he manages to play.

Cavs shot well, Memphis didn't, missed a lot of open looks & bunnies.

Still, with all the poor offensive performances, refs came through to help the tank, with their last minute call on the Cavs & their successful challenge, as Dillon was there to follow up the block & did. Instead, it was jump ball, bucket gone. In the last 33 secs of the game, that play was the difference between being up 1 to down 3 on a lost jump ball which would have been a bucket with no call on the Cavs..
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Re: Game 8: MEM vs CLE 

Post#8 » by Whole Truth » Sat Jan 9, 2021 12:59 am

SD2042 wrote:No telling about the Nets game and how it will go. As for the Cavs, they look good so far this season. The Grizzlies let them hang around too long and the Cavs strike and took advantage. The team is fighting which is good. The mistakes and missing key players disallows them to put the games away. At the same time helps with the top 5 future picks if it's possible to fall their way.


A poor 3pt shooting team shot nearly 50% as a team on 30 attempts, while Memphis struggled to hit their open shots & bunnies. Yet it took a bad call/challenge to swing the game in the last minute.

They were at their best, Memphis weren't, perfect outcome IMO. Both teams with significant injuries, Memphis showed it can beat that squad 8/9 out of 10 games.

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