Saturday, April 22, 2006

The Cleveland Cavs beat the Washington Wizards in the first playoff game 97-86. Now they have a 1-0 lead in the series and will play Tuesday at 7:00 on TNT I think. The Cavs even grew out their beards a little as a good luck charm. Bron Bron went off for 32 points, 11 boards and 11 assists in 48 minutes. LeBron played great in his first playoff game and he will need his rest before Tuesday after playing the whole game. Zydrunas Ilgauskas got 10 points and 6 boards in 30 minutes. Big Z player great and the home crowd got the energy level higher for the Cavs. Donyell Marshall got 19 points and 7 boards in 23 minutes off the bench. If Marshall can have this impact off the bench he will win Sixth man of the series if they had one. Eric Snow got 14 points and 4 boards in 32 minutes. Snow was 10 over his average and when he gets you points it's a big plus. Drew Gooden got 7 points and 10 boards in 19 minutes. Gooden not doing much on the offensive end but always controls the glass for the Cavs. The big three for the Wizards (Gilbert Arenas, Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler) combined for only 48 points instead of the 67 average and that's were the lost the game. Jared Jeffries got 15 points and 5 boards in 35 minutes. Even though they lost it's important for Jeffries to have confidence and he showed it in this game. Gotta go back to the Spurs game and I will tell you all about it!