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Cavs gut one out, 81-77

By admin Published: May 6, 2007

--Make no mistake, the Cavs won this game with defense.  This is a Mike Brown special.  The Cavs held the Nets to 6-of-19 shooting in the fourth quarter and 37 percent for the game.  Vince Carter was just 7-of-23, Jason Kidd was 2-of-11
--Much credit goes to LeBron James for the drive with 19 seconds left.  The Cavs ran a high screen with Larry Hughes and James attacked.  This is the way to play and when a player like him can make such a huge difference in the game, he did not settle.  Plus it was a good call by Brown as well.
--LeBron then made a big-time defensive play with the block on Bostjan Nachbar that basically ended the Nets chances.
--Sasha Pavlovic was truly the X-factor in this game.  In the first half it was his offense, down the stretch he did a great job on defense.  He really held his own and of course had the massive block shot on Kidd that was an emotional play and save two huge points.
--Drew Gooden's energy play was big throughout the second half.  His influence on the playoff games has been greater than I would've guess two weeks ago.  He had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

More on the game later

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