Daniel Gibson made a three-pointer around the four-minute mark in last night’s Game 3. That was significant for two reason and because of the shot, I knew the Cavs would win.
The first reason it was significant was because it made the score 79-73. That meant it could no longer end like the first two games did, 79-76 Pistons. The Cavs had finally scored more than 76 points.
The second reason why Gibson’s shot was significant was because it was Gibson taking the shot. He was actually on the floor and Hughes wasn’t. I don’t know what if Mike Brown found this website and was convinced when I said Hughes should not be playing those crunch time minutes or if it was because Hughes ankle was hurt or what. All I know is that Gibson played the big minutes, made a big shot and the Cavs got a big win.
Would Hughes hit that shot? Possible, but not likely. I said it after Game 2 that Gibson should be in at the end of games and he finally was. Not only did he make that big shot but he had key steal moments later. He plays as well defensively if not better than Hughes. Start Hughes, that’s fine. He probably needs it for his ego. If Hughes is playing well and making shots (hahahaha) then leave him in. But more than likely Gibson will be the one playing well and knocking down open jumpers. Please keep playing him. I said it after Game 2, then in Game 3, it happens and the Cavs win. Anyone can win 50 games with LeBron in the regular season, it’s coaching in the Playoffs that matter and finally Brown made a good move. Of course, after I suggested it.
That’s why my brother came up with a good idea. I should offer to coach the Cavs for half of what Brown is making. So if anyone with in the Cavs organization reads this or anyone knows anyone in the organization, let them know my offer and let them know that I called for Gibson to be playing more before Brown did it. Thanks.
On an unrelated, sort of related topic, my college roommate Danny, is in San Diego this weekend. He was cooking out on this beach out there with his girlfriend and a few other guys when three big black guys on bikes rode by. I mean bike bikes, not motorcycles. The kind you peddle. Well the second one, the biggest and tallest, ask “Do you have any ribs on that grill?” Danny says, “No, we just got some burgers.” The other guy says, “OK” and rides away.
Now Danny knows his basketball and isn’t one to make up stories or even embellish one. The quick moment the guys asked about ribs, Danny knew he looked familiar. But it wasn’t until he was down the path a little bit that he realized it was Amare Stoudeimire. Pretty random Amare sighting and just thought I’d sure it.
Overall a great weekend. Cavs got a game back and the Indians swept Detroit. Can’t argue with that. On Tuesday, let’s hope for more Gibson and less Hughes again. Go Cavs.