I was amazed that more posts didn't give a bit more credit to the Celtics defense. They really tore apart their own team and coach, but really didn't give a lot of credit to the Celtics for winning this. The Celtics defense was incredible in this game and that in my opinion is why the Cavs looked so bad. Enjoy these comments from the other side.... good stuff.
We got this. Celtics always choke after they win a big game.
I think one thing people tend to forget is how much Celtics want to win!
Lets turn up the pressure on RONDO and stop making him out to be the best PG to ever suit up???
The King will shut down Rondo and the Cavs will prevail.
Even as a Laker fan, I know the Cavaliers are winning this game. It's at home, and Cav's respond to must-win games.
I always cringe when Crawford calls our games but I respect his no bullshit mentality.
Crawford isn't a bad ref to have against Boston simply because his ego won't allow him to listen to any of their whiny ass bullshit. We might see ejections in the first half.
3 game series. 2 on our court. They're in our house now We got this. Guaranteed.
Cleveland fans, myself included, could almost collectively plead guilty to underestimating the Celtics before this series.
ESPN's Tim Legler was just on Mike & Mike and he picked Boston to win games 5 & 6. He said the Cavaliers have given the Celtics confidence and he looks for them to close the Cavaliers out.
I got a really bad feeling about this one...
Cavs are the best team. Celtics are old. They can't play 2 good games in a row. They're old man. Cavs will take them apart in this oen.
In the biggest game of the year the best player will always show why he is the best. Rondo will struggle trying to live up to all the hype that his great game 4 created. He is just not consistent enough to be considered in the same sentence as LBJ
With Joe Crawford as Ref., I expect Rasheed Wallace to get T'd up at least once tonight.
Oh ya - upside to J.Craw! Hopefully KG and/or pierce as well.
That'd be sweet! Too bad Rondo doesn't have much of a temper
There is 4 players I can see getting T'd up. Rasheed is a no brainer, KG with his dirty cheap shots, Perkins since he likes to start crap, and Rondo when a call doesn't go his way. Lets hope at least 2 of these guys get a T tonight.
Plain and simple, the Cavs all need to remember how much they hate this team and use the hatred to fuel their desire to win. let's kill em!
Could Telfair guard Rondo some and offset some of the points? Seems like the guy can score and if Mo struggles perhaps he can take over for him?
The thing is, Telfair can't guard a phone booth. Delonte West should be guarding Rondo
I expect the C's to win the series and for LeBron to defect to New York in the off season. The C's have won two games with Pierce and Garnett playing poorly. To me, this is scary, how can Boston win two games with the poor shooting they've displayed in this series? I have a feeling that Pierce and Garnett will play a great game tonight and the C's win the series in six.
Damnit, the Celtics HAVE to be getting tired. 3rd playoff game in 5 nights, the Cavs should be able to take advantage in the 4th qrt at home tonight.
I'm worried about Pierce waking up.
With Rajon Rondo now being hailed as the next best thing since sliced bread by ESPN and USA Today, rest assured the Cavs WILL win tonight.
I think the Celtics are the ugliest team in the league. No offense meant.
Wow that was a travel. But I'll take it!!
What's worse. Pierces game when lebron's on him or his spotty facial hair
Shaq got away with a travel
Good - Rondo isn't controlling the game
Bad - the Big 3 are hitting tonight
Nice bit of acting by Varejao
Take Lebron out. He is our worst player right now
It must be our night if we are up 3 and lbj hasnt scored
At is wrong with Lebron? There has to be something I'm missing here? He hasn't been attacking at all the last 2 games....Maybe his elbow is worst than they are playing it?
Despite the great job we've done on rondo, it's only a 3 point game. Tells u how deep their team is.
Can we go up and down the court one time without the refs blowing their whistle. Both ways these guys are horrible already. Makes the game so slow
I'm sure if I end up in hell, Joey Crawford will be the pit boss...
Pierce only plays for fouls man
Shaq CANT lower his arms because then the ball will be low.....its not Shaq's fault his elbows are at that level.
THESE REFS SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow this is just horrible I cant believe these calls. How was that not off Allen? These refs have taken over every single game so far. It makes me not even want to watch this.
I hate this game...shouldn't be this close right now....I wish lebron would show up and stop being a baby
Not to overreact but: LeBron is clearly injured and we cannot win the championship with him in this state
LeBron is mentally soft When the going gets tough, he would rather be a passer than take the pressure
A couple of bad calls both ways. Actually pretty fair so far.
We're killing ourselves out there. Lebron has driven to the hole like twice. The C's are packing the lane and forcing Lebron into the double team. KG is killing AJ while AV is doing a good job on him. Pierce and Allen both got hot that half along with KG. This does not look good when the Big 3 are all on a roll.
Looks like LBJ is giving us a preview of his off season decision, his head is somewhere else. Because it sure isn't in Cleveland.
Just look at Celtics' aggesions.... They look like real thugs..
I really hope the put rondo on the ground
Ironically, I'm considering switching over to watch "Lost".
Lol I think you're already watching Lost
Great putting BRON BRON on rondo has awaken pierce
Ray Ray is hitting odd shots.
Of all people why do we have to put Sheed in foul trouble.
Boston is the better team.
Has made zero adjustments in this series. He's been badly out coached.
He's made some adjustments, they've just been bad ones.
Lebrons playing with energy now and all of a sudden we get calls going our way. Idc what anybody says, this is fixed
LBJ wants to win, every rebound he gets he grabs it with aUTHORITY.
Big baby is dirty player..
Here is the saddest part...Magic are sitting at home watching the total inconsistent/lethargic play of the Cavs these playoffs and laughing...well and probably salivating too.
Can we just please get a 20 point lead, I really hate close games like this, especially when we NEED to win.
Can we please hit some Celtics hard.. It was twice they hit Varejo
What do ya know? Some LeBron-led aggression and we erase the lead just like that. Now let's get some stops, no second chances for Boston.
Down by 7... 40 points in the first half.. Celtics arent even playing good and owning us... Ya I'm worried
We got them in foul trouble we got to keep attacking the basket.
Scoring is just too hard...these Celtics are freakin fossils man we suck
We controlled Rondo but the Big Three is having a party!!! Nice one MB
One team has the heart of a champion while one team has a leader who has no heart
Rondo has no points, no baskets yet they are winning by 6
We game planned for him. Only him.
Simply put, the Celtics are the better TEAM. They play concerted defense and take advantage of mismatches.
I'm glad refs don't fall for Pierce's crap....everytime he goes to the hole he trips himself and absorbs phantom bumps
Nice END to the half Cavs. We'll win don't worry guys
Maybe lebron is just giving up. So he can play with the browns and win a superbowl.
If we happen to lose this series which I'm not giving up on this team yet I will never watch the cavs until they are good again.
I just can't see LeBron playing like this in the second half. He's come out and play big.
Well if we loose we can win game 6!
Man if Boston advances, Orlando might do a 3rd straight sweep.
Cavs have been getting thoroughly outplayed at home in this series.
Cavs need to chip away little by little. Celts will tire in the fourth. They’re not good at closing out games and maintaining big leads.
Baby is the Man this quarter so far…this is just shocking
I hate to say it, but it looks like this series is over.... I can't believe we are losing to Boston...
Just for the record: This has nothing to do with refs.
Who knew Crawford has the ability to make our guys not play hard.
Worst part: This makes Kenny Smith look way smarter than he is
There we go bron.. We're gonna win this game. Guaranteed.
Rondo is scoring and attacking because he wants to
The truth is we did not lose this game, just like what we always say that THE CAVS BEAT THEMSELVES.. Blaming it on our flaws blah blah blah
If the Cavs don’t run these old farts off the floor….we are done.
Coach decides to put Mo on Rondo because Allen is killing him...guess what happens?It's Rondo's time it shine in the game.
I think that LeBron can now admit that his elbow is killing him. The gamesmanship is serving no one.z
LeBron's legacy is going to be getting outplayed by Rajon Rondo in the playoffs
This is so sad. If this team cannot win a championship with Lebron, no team with Lebron will
I wouldn't care if we were losing to a team that was better than us. I felt like more than anything last year, the Magic outplayed us in the ECF. I thought their roster was better than ours. This year we have talent to macth up with any team in the league. This series the Celtics outcared and out worked us. That is something that is unacceptable.
I am very impressed with Rajon Rondo.
Letting them score 40 in the fourth - definitely championship caliber material.
The Cavs beat themselves
Say what you want about KG but he has such focus, if we had a guy with his mentality we would never lose Did anyone see his on court post game interview- DEFENSE, TEAM
The Magics were also down 3-2 last year vs KGless Boston but they ended winning the series so lets just hope and believe.
We WILL WIN game 6.
Maybe lebrons trying to make us so mad that when he leaves, we wont care
That performance in the 2nd and 3rd quarters was straight-up disgusting.
Shaq is the only player on the Cavs who outscored Glen Davis (!). That definitely shouldn't happen, especially when Davis is only the fifth-leading scorer on his team.
Best home record and getting destroyed by an old team.
Man this is just a hammering.. How can a team as good as the cavs lose so badly..
Defense wins Championships. I think there is something wrong with the defensive approach of the cavs..
Guys can anyone give me a good excuse to skip school tomorrow......
Bone bruise in your elbow
Worst part about this is even if Lebron leaves we prolly wont even get anyone good in Free agency....we never do
Anyone know how to deal with a Lakers fan saying Cavs sucks? I have school tomorrow, and I have to deal with him for 7th/8th period tomorrow.
They are telling the truth. Sometimes I think I should root for the lakers. Atleast they care if they win or not.
It looked like LeBron was going to cry a little on the bench when they showed him
Unfortunately, this is the Cleveland way. They will not win game 6. Lebron will leave the cavs. I think Gilbert will sell the team in the next couple of years. Cleveland basketball is dead. 19 years is long enough to wait. I'm looking for a new team. Later
Its just one bad, ugly game. We will win Game 6 in Boston.
That's what I'm worried about. We might come out with heart in game 6 but what bout game 7.
I don't know how to read Lebron. He did look pretty distraught on the bench as though he wasn't even sure what to do. This is bad. I'm in denial about this game right now. I keep thinking this is a dream.
LBJ might just sign up with BOSTON on minimum mid veteran salary to get a ring..
Mo couldn't guard glue running down hill
The truth is we did not lose this game, just like what we always say that THE CAVS BEAT THEMSELVES.. Blaming it on our flaws blah blah blah The Celtics are OUTPLAYING us in most (perhaps in all) aspects of the game.. Coaching, teamwork, aggresiveness, etc
A bit of history to make us feel a little better between now and the next game is that in 2009, same round of the playoffs with the same opposition the Magic were in the exact same position. They dropped game 2 then regained home court advantage, then lost 2 in a row to be down 3-2 after 5 games, and they won the series in 7 and went all the way to the Finals.
Differences: No KG. Game 7 was in Boston
Worst part about this is we can't even blame it on the refs. They called it pretty fair even though they missed stuff they missed stuff on both sides. This is all on the Cavs and their supposed leader the Queen.
This one is on potato head. Celtics have a coach. Cavs have a joke. Rivers has outcoached Brown all series.
LeBron’s killer instinct is suspect – always has been, especially as a favorite/in front.
It’s not the Celtics its mike brown, Phil Jackson will have a field day with the Cavaliers if he was coaching this team
Phil jackson’s team got beat in the finals by Boston. That's whats going to happen this year. The Celtics mossied thru the regular season to make the play offs. Now they are showing just how good they are. The Cavs are good, but not great. Shaq is old, Mo is no rodno,
It has shown this series how dangerous the Celtics still are as a team.
Celts have been sandbagging all year… sleepwalking thru the regular season and now they turn it on. Damn
What’s most shocking of all about this………….. Kenny… Smith… was……. RIGHT.
I said before this series started, the Celtics are a battle-tested and proud team, they were not going to go down easily, and they took our best punch in Game Three and proved what the heart of a champion looks like by taking that shot, standing strong, and firing right back.