Joined: 25 May 2003
|Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2004 7:14 pm Post subject: TageRyche's Basketball Game 2/7/04
|The team I coached played the Cavaliers today. This was the second time we played them
this year. We beat them in the first game of the season in double OT.
The first four minutes of the game started off very slow for both teams, with no one scoring
Things started cooking after the Cavs broke through first, but we quickly tied it up and pulled
ahead. The team really started playing well in this first half which is something we haven't
done all year.
The halftime score was 22-12 us.
The second half saw us hold our advantage and build it into a 13 point lead, where we then
proceeded to give most of it back.
We really need to learn how to play with a big lead because we ended up having a close game
with the Cavs. They used pressure defense to force into numerous bad passes and near
the end of the game cut the lead to 41-39.
We finally put an end to the bleeding with a final basket before the buzzer sounded.
My team is now 6-3 after this 43-39 victory. We are in first place in our division (I haven't
checked the updated standings yet, but I think we've clinched our division as well.)
Next week is our All-Star game. I'm sending 3 players (My center, power forward, and point
guard) and I'll be coaching one of the teams as well.
We close out our regular season on February 21st with a matchup against the Nets.