With both the Lakers and Cavs losing, I couldn't resist putting up a couple of bonus editions of Comments from the Other Side in honor of the occasion. Here are some of the best comments from around the Cavs boards during their loss to the Bulls.
I expect Lebron to put on a show for Chicago
I don't think Noah is going to have to worry about going back to Cleveland until the next season starts.
Looking forward to seeing them play with more hustle on this one. I hope they get out and stomp this Bulls team, we gotta set the tone and winning a big one on the road is magnificent. Stern test, the team will be in a hostile territory but I hope Shaq backs his play-off talk up and put Noah on the ground first chance he gets.
Put in JJ to throw some some Garnett-esque elbows at Noah.
I would say watch out for Kirk Heinrich....been pretty quiet the past few games, look for a big game from him tonight
I think the Bulls-- specifically Hinrich- come out guns a blazin and go up about 10-12 by the half. Cavs either recover, stay close and lose on a last second shot or recover, stay close and win on a last second shot.
I think Shaq goes off for 20+ and we win by 12+ with leading by double digits most of the way.
I won't be surprised if the Bulls take a game in either Game 3 or Game 4. It won't hurt to have an extra game to get some chemistry going before facing Celtics/Heat.
All I know is if the cavs lose I wouldn't want to play them again on Sunday............. Though I expect a cavs win in game 3.
Noah gets his wish and won't be coming back to Cleveland. All I won't to see is for LBJ to dunk so hard on Noah that his teeth straighten. Maybe then he won't be so angry....
Oh look, Tony Brothers has no idea what the rules of the NBA are. Great ref.
The Bulls are playing way way over their heads. They aren't close to this good
The Bulls are not a good offensive team and they are looking like the Suns. How are we allowing them to shoot 57%?
LOL! This is happening against the freakin' Bulls.
Okay, offensive fouls on LeBron while Chicago gets away with the blatant moving pick. I guess it's called home cooking
My god. They are hitting every jumpshot. It's irritating.
Okay, Kurt friggin Hinrich is unstoppable
Down 11.. Need to show them the real Cavs defense.
I fully expect the Cavs to be in winning position at the end of this game. They've played like this all season especially on the road
Cavs need to stay close until the Bulls cool off. Chicago is not nearly this good offensively.
Wow, the Bulls sure get the benefit of some touch fouls
They really are allowing some manhandling of Cavs players
Is it just me or are these refs waiting until the HAVE to make a call before blowing the whistle. Which to me inspires ZERO confidence in an already shaky reffing crew.
The calls will always benefit the more aggressive team.
LeBron can't make open shots only the contested ones.
If the Cavs don't win it all this year, I guarantee jump shooting will be there downfall. I really don't understand why the Coaches turn everyone into a spot up shooter. Stupid.
In all seriousness, could we blame LeBron if he were to leave? This team is very average, nothing special about this team at all minus LeBron.
Bron still can't make ft's.
My fear was Mike Brown allowing starters to keep playing NO MATTER what. He's very set in his mind about minutes and not hurting feelings. We are now getting blown out. It's very embarrassing stuff.
Coming out f a timeout and no adjustment. WTF!!!???. This kind of coaching will cause us the championship.
Exactly. Mike Brown won't win a championship until he has head and shoulders more talent than the opposition or the league says we are to win.
LeBron just chucking now. LeChuck
Lebron is embarrassing himself. This is pathetic.
If we don't win the 'ship this year, the main cause will be our horrible free throw shooting.
Foul on LeBron even though Deng still moving. Just a continuation of the terrible calls against the Cavs
Lebron cut out the acting and play the damn game
Mike Brown does not know how to coach under pressure
Mike Brown got outcoached by Vinnie Del Negro...sad.
Seriously, is it a coincidence that Chicago has gotten so many fortuitous bad calls?
Knew that poor free throw shooting would cost us a game. 20-31 in a game we lost by 2. Oh and that missed dunk by Shaq would have helped as well as would that Jamison layup on the BS traveling call against Delonte
Forget the refs... The Cavs as a team have no business losing to this team..None.. They have no interior play, limited post up options and only really one 3 point shooter...
Vs 106, Bulls 102+Refs 6
Refs made some terrible calls but come on we all know that we didn't lose because of them.
The officials haven't been close to the reason we lost tonight, but they've performed about as well as the Cavs tonight tbh.
No team that has swept the 1st round has ever went all the way. I'm kinda glad we lost, it's a wakeup call.
We look a lot like we did last year
Cleveland still making regular season coast mode mistakes, and still trying to win the game in the last 12:00 instead of playing the right way all game.
Lots of bad calls against us tonight. Refs will review, give us more a benefit next game and we'll put the Bulls on their heels up 3-1.
Cavs really have not exhibited much of a confidence, or any type of swagger that they are #1 in the east. You watch the Lakers and Thunder and you get the sense that the Lakers are a high school varsity football team playing against a middle school football team.