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Coaching Blunder Costs Cleveland Cavs an Overtime Bid in Game One

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Rashard Lewis hit a three pointer with 14.7 seconds left to turn a 106-104 lead by the Cleveland Cavaliers into a 107-106 home loss in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals Wednesday night.

With the loss the Cavs surrendered the home court advantage for the series. Game two is Friday night in Cleveland.

No way should the Cavs have allowed Lewis to make that three-pointer.

Cleveland had just rallied to take the lead on an and-one by LeBron James, who had 49 points, a Cavs' playoff record. James's old-fashioned three point play had the added bonus of fouling out Magic center Dwight Howard, who led Orlando with 30.

So here were the Cavs leading by two.

Smart teams don't give up a ...

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