Not this time, this time the Cavaliers would have the home court advantage and we know they are a tough team to beat in their house. The Cavs and Kyrie Irving played an entirely different game than the one they played on Friday night.
This time the team played with some intensity and they looked like a team willing to put it all on the line to get a win. This is something we didn’t see in the first meeting with the 76ers.
Cleveland was playing so hard they forced the game into a double overtime. The Cavs had a chance to win the game before the first overtime and they put the ball into Irving’s hands who has 5 buzzer beaters in his career already to win.
It wasn’t going to be 6, at least in regulation. The game was forced into overtime and for the first few minutes the Cavs looked like they would dominate in OT.
AS time was running down, so was the Cavaliers defense, they let Philly back into it and as time ran out, the Cavs once again put the ball into Iirving’s hands to get the win.
He failed once again and as time expired the Cavs were still tied with the 76ers and they were headed for a second overtime period.
Both teams scored 9 points in the first overtime period, then in the second overtime period it looked like time was going to expire with both teams scoring 9 points again.
That’s when it happened. The Cavs got the ball into Kyrie with just 5 seconds left and he wasn’t going to be denied the game winner 3 times in a row, this time he hit the shot as time ran out and the Cavaliers beat the 76ers by a score of 127-125.
This is the kind of Cavs basketball this team needs to play night after night. This is the hustle and determination this young team needs to put forward in every game.
After all, these guys are professional athletes and this is what they get paid to do. When this team makes an effort, I think they can contend with any one in the NBA, it’s when they don’t they have problems.
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