Longtime sports columnist for the Boston Globe Dan Shaughnessy spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the upcoming series between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.


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Sports Anchor/reporter Hakem Dermish from News 5 joined Sam and Brad to talk Cavs and Celtics in Game #2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.


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Sam Amico from Amico Hoops and FSO spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell ahead of tonight's game between the Cavaliers and the Celtics.


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Spencer Davies of Amico Hoops and FOXSports Ohio Joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the Cavs 38 point win over the Raptors in game five of the Eastern Conference Finals. Sam and Spencer also discussed if we could expect a Raptors victory in game six, “ You could expect a Cavs win tomorrow but the difference is the Cavs are going to be completely focused on closing it out.” Davies said. Davies also believes that the learning experience of losing games three and four in Toronto could help Kyrie elevate the Cavs in Game six.   


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The series is tied 2 apiece in the Eastern Conference Finals, and even though the Cleveland Cavaliers lost a pair of games on the road, they head back to Cleveland with a great deal of confidence.

Adi Joseph, NBA writer for the Sporting News joined Aaron Coleman on the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about how the Raptors' combo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have been playing well as of late, as well as the emergence of big man Bismack Biyombo.

Joseph said while Biyombo has owned Cavaliers forward/center Tristan Thompson down low, coach Ty Lue has to look at all of his options to make sure Biyombo is less effecitve.

 "If they lose Game 5 and Biyombo dominates inside, you have to look at giving Timofey Mozgov some minutes."

Game 5 between the Cavs and the Raptors will tip off at 8:30 p.m. on 1590 WAKR with pregame starting at 8. 

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This weekend, the Toronto Raptors took Game 3 due to poor shooting from Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, as well as getting beat on the boards by the team from up north.

Chris Parker from Cleveland Scene joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about Game 3 and break down Game 4 tonight in Canada, and he says the Wine and Gold need to come out to a good start and not open the game flat like they did on Saturday.

Parker said that with Jonas Valanciunas being likely out, with the ankle, they have to make sure they keep Bismack Biyombo off the offensive and defensive glass. Simply, the Cavs have to get back to basics.

"I look for them to put up a much better effort and intensity here tonight."

 In regards to the Cavs, both Love and Irving are rhythm players and need to get involved in the game early.

 "They have to increase their physicality and they have to not retaliate when the Raptors try to get in their heads," Parker said.


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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 17:39

AUDIO Cavs Rip Raptors, Await Game 2

After last night's 31-point beatdown of the Toronto Raptors, the Cleveland Cavaliers just keep on rolling, and it doesn't appear to end very soon.

Josh Weir from the Canton Repository took in Game 1, and he joined Sammy B to talk about the game and if the Raptors have enough firepower to make it a series.

Weir says that LeBron James at 31 years of age is looking quite good and with these short series and blowout wins, it helps him rest and aids his basketball future.

"This is how they have to play to really maximize his career," he says. "With the balance they're playing with right now it's beautiful for the Cavs and really, really good long-term for LeBron."

The Cavaliers and Raptors will play Thursday night at the Q at 8:30pm. You can catch the action on 1590 WAKR.

The Wine and Gold only made 7 threes in Game 1, but there's something to be said of how those big dunks can swing momentum for the Cavs.

"You just can't do what they did last night, the Cavs will just eat them alive, you can't guard LeBron one-on-one."


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