Cavs Beat: 92.3’s Daryl Ruiter joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday after covering the team clinching a trip to the 2015 NBA Finals, the mood of the team being ‘business-like’ after taking out the Atlanta Hawks, credit where credit is due, and more.
Fox Sports Ohio analyst Campy Russell joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday and agreed with Jeff Phelps that the Cavaliers will beat the Warriors to win the 2015 championship, why he believes they have the leg up over Golden State, the difference between the 2007 Finals team and this year’s squad, and more.
NBA.com writer Sekou Smith joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday to discuss the Cavaliers sweeping the Atlanta Hawks to advance to the 2015 NBA Finals, the evolution of LeBron James to this point in his career, the leadership of James to take this team to a possible championship, the national perception of Matthew Dellavedova, the experience factor of the Cavaliers against a team like the Golden State Warriors if they meet in the Finals, and why he would pick the Warriors if they did end up facing off.
Cavaliers beat reporter Chris Haynes joined Baskin & Phelps Tuesday to discuss the Cavs holding a 3-0 Eastern Conference Finals lead over the Hawks, the negative perception of Matthew Dellavedova around the NBA now, LeBron powering through injury to lead the team, and Tristan Thompson’s value as he gets closer to restricted free agency.
Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll was a surprise starter in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will not play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final after undergoing further evaluation on his left knee.
Tom Withers of the Associated Press joined Baskin & Phelps Friday to preview Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cavaliers and Hawks, the injury concerns over Kyrie Irving, the starting rotation he would put on the floor, and more.
Fox Sports Ohio TV Analyst Austin Carr joined Baskin & Phelps Friday with his reaction to the Kyrie Irving injury news and if the Cavs can survive a series without their star point guard, first hand opinion of what Irving is going through with the pain and trying to fight through it, starting and rotation options, and more.
92.9 The Game’s Mike Bell of CBS Atlanta joined Baskin & Phelps Thursday to discuss the vibe in the city after losing the opener against the Cavaliers, what happened to Kyle Korver during the defensive break down on the LeBron dunk, what “Atlanta-itis” is, and more.
Cavaliers writer Sam Amico joined Baskin & Phelps Thursday to discuss the Cavs’ game one win over the Hawks in the Eastern Conference Finals, why he doesn’t believe resting Kyrie Irving will do any good, LeBron recognizing his faults near the end of the game, still looking for people to give David Blatt credit for his role in the postseason run, the other injuries effecting the team, and how hypothetically the Hawks could still win the series.