So right and Cavs win 97-89.
9 down. 7 to go.
Kevin and Lisa were out of town in St. Louis, so Steve and I decided to venture downtown to the Cavs watch party at The Q. We’ve seen footage on TV and it seemed like a great time with huge crowds. Although a free event, Steve had access to employee tickets which allocated us to the VIP section of the Club Level with complimentary snacks, beer and wine. With a crowd of 15,500, it was not sold out, but it was packed! The watch party was fun and they really tried to re-create a home game atmosphere. The starting line-ups were introduced with little kids wearing the respective player’s jersey and the dance and scream teams performed as well a halftime act. It’s a great opportunity for families who are not able to attend home games.
LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took command of the Eastern Conference finals even without Kyrie, beating the Hawks 94-82 for a 2-0 lead in the series. During an 11:25 stretch, the Cavs nailed eight 3's and LeBron assisted on ALL EIGHT. He is a machine.
10 down. 6 to go.
But, let's be real. These tickets? They give him an asterisk.
I'd love to say that Sean, Kevin and I would be able to have this playoff experience without Steve, but it just wouldn't be the same. Steve and I have attended some pretty spectacular sporting events, but we have never ever paid for an NBA ticket. Because of Steve, Sean, Kevin and I are watching our beloved Cavaliers; our home town team and we're doing it without any financial hardship. It may go without saying, but thank you Steve.
Sean was kind enough to offer “his” ticket to Kevin for game four. Despite the potential to close out the series, we have a bit of a Cavs brotherhood amongst us and Sean wanted to share the wealth. Entering game 4, the Cavs had won six straight games and were on the brink of going to the NBA Finals for the second time in history.
The Cavs came out strong and never looked back.
LeBron scored 23 points while J.R. added 18 points and Tristan Thompson had 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kyrie returned and played 22 minutes to provide a boost at the PG position. Coach David Blatt cleared his bench with 3:47 remaining in what was a total blowout. In the end, Cleveland handily reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory.
The Cavs are playing into June and...