Sam Amico from NEOSports Insiders and Fox Sports Ohio joined Sam and Brad to talk about the Cavaliers as they prepare for Game #3 against the Pacers tonight.

They play tonight on 1590 WAKR. Pregame starts at 6:30 with the tip-off at 7pm.


For the full interview with Sam and Brad click here, and for more on Amico's take on the Cavs and the NBA, click here. 

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:24

AUDIO Telich: Big 3 Effort In Game #2

John Telich from Fox 8 Sports discussed Game #2 between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.

He also discussed some of the issues going on with the Indiana Pacers and what to expect in Game #3 in Indianapolis Thursday.

For the full interview, click here. 

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Chris Broussard from FS1 broke down the NBA Playoffs and the Cavs/Pacers series with Sam and Brad as they broadcasted live from Quicken Loans Arena.


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Friday, 06 May 2016 17:24

AUDIO Cavs Get Ready For Game 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the ATL and are looking to put the Hawks in a 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Joe Vardon from joined Sammy B on a "Feel Good Friday" to talk about the matchup, if the Cavs will continue to shoot at their blistering pace, and if Atlanta will play dirty.

Vardon says he expects this contest to be a little tighter than in Game 2, where the Wine & Gold connected on a record 25 three-pointers.

"It's hard to find a matchup right now that the Hawks can exploit," said Vardon.

As far as the comments addressed by NBA analyst Charles Barkley, Joe says he doesn't expect any tom-foolery from Atlanta here tonight, or throughout the series.

"I think they're a more cerebral team, they respect the game, they will play more agressive defense on the perimeter," he explained.


The Cavs and the Hawks tip it off tonight at 7 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.


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Tuesday, 03 May 2016 18:45

AUDIO Cavs Looking To Sustain Momentum

The Cleveland Cavaliers had a good showing at Quicken Loans Arena Monday night against the Atlanta Hawks 104-93, and after an eight day layoff, they looked just as crisp as they did when they swept Detroit in the first round.

Sam Amico from joined Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell during their live broadcast from Canal Park Tuesday to talk about the win, the Cavs' energy on the offensive and defensive ends of the floor, and their mentality heading into Game 2 in Cleveland Wednesday night.

Amico said that he liked how the Cavaliers came out with a lot of energy early on.

"They really played with passion right away, they did the right things early, they got Kyrie going early," Amico said.  The Wine and Gold did give up an 18 point lead during one stretch, but Sam said he wasn't worried that the Cavaliers would lose.

He (Amico) says the Cavaliers have to get out and play their game early so the Big 3 can get a rest.

"You want to play your Timofey Mozgovs, your Dahntay Jones'," he says. "I just need to think you need to start resting your regulars."

The Cavaliers and Hawks play Game 2 at 8 p.m. on 1590 WAKR.  The Average Sports Show will broadcast live from the Q from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. prior to tip-off.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the NBA Playoffs and now they await the winner of the Boston/Atlanta series, which is now tied at 2 apiece.

Mike Petraglia, Boston sports reporter for WEEI Radio in Boston joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the series, the ebbs and flows, and the quality coaching job done by Brad Stevens in Beantown.

Mike says that it's been entertaining watching this series at the TD Garden, with a raucous crowd that's always behind their team 100 percent.

"It's been a great atmosphere," he said.  

He says he gives the edge in the series to the Celtics because of the way they've been playing as of late and their leadership on the bench from Stevens and the leadership on the floor from guard Isaiah Thomas.


Mike also talked about the ruling that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady must serves a four game suspension for his role in the Deflategate situation.

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