No, there’s no “Chris Bosh got robbed” headline today, even though it would’ve made sense to give the hometown boy some hardware. And I’m pretty sure they would’ve given it to Nowitzki before Bosh anyway since that’s just the how the NBA likes to roll – predictable. It was nice to see Bosh nail some clutch FTs, get a late And1 and make some Raptor fans proud. We’re all attention whores who like to see the media down south acknowledge our existence and last night they were forced to focus on Bosh without asking him what his free agency plans were.
The folks at DimeMag could’ve pulled DeMar DeRozan over and talked to him for hours on end about the intricacies of hyping something up and then letting everyone down. Not so with Chris Bosh, the scrum was bigger and we tried to get the questions you asked in. Once again, thanks to DimeMag for taking the questions.
Bad loss for DeRozan, he really didn’t deserve to lose even though he didn’t bring his A-game. When he said he was saving stuff for Saturday night he wasn’t kidding. A between-the-legs left-handed windmill gave him a 42 which was good enough for second after Robinson, who got the better score because of the height factor. The second DeRozan dunk was a 50, Weems laying it off the side of the board and DeRozan slamming it windmill-style. Was it a 50? Probably not, but it was clearly the best dunk of the round and Weems needs to be given credit for executing the pass. As Barkley said, “When Dominque Wilkins’s gives you a 10, you’re doing something right”.
I listened to the Cleveland commentators the whole game (I do this often now since I find the it to be comedic gold). Some things that were said:
- WeNorth (commenting on the WeTheNorth campaign, apparently the can't read the giant letters on the giant banners in their own stadium properly) - One announcer forgot DeRozan's name, called him what's his name as he went to the free throw line - Commentators were saying the Cavs should start hard fouling Lou, "put him on his britches". More than once. - Were in disbelief when Amir hit a three