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Posted: December 20th, 2011

Donald Sloan tries to strip Charlotte rook Kemba Walker in Monday's preseason game./AP Photo.

Check out these articles about how current and former Erie BayHawks are doing:

Hawks blog (Atlanta Journal Constitution) – BayHawks point guard Donald Sloan was described as struggling to stop Charlotte’s D.J. Augustin in Monday night’s preseason game, but settled down later in the game.

Peachtree hoops – Former BayHawks PF Ivan Johnson had the best game of the Atlanta newcomers in Monday’s preseason game at Charlotte according to Kris Willis.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer – BayHawks  SF Mychel Thompson hopes to play for the Cavaliers in tonight’s preseason game against the Detroit Pistons at Quicken Loans Arena.

In other news, BayHawks 7-footer Chris Daniels didn’t play for the Los Angeles Lakers in Monday’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Clippers. … Former BayHawk Blake Ahearn is back with the Reno Bighorns after being waived by the Clippers. … The Denver Nuggets have a preseason game tonight against Phoenix. BayHawks SG Cory Higgins is with the Nuggets.

Posted: May 1st, 2010

That right elbow of LeBron James in the white sleeve there is the talk of this series.

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers (4-1) vs. (4) Boston Celtics (4-1)

Series schedule: Game 1 – Today at Cleveland 8 p.m. ET (TNT); Game 2 – Monday at Cleveland 7 p.m. ET (TNT); Game 3 – Friday at Boston 2 p.m. ET (ESPN); Game 4 –Sunday 5/9 at Boston 3:30 p.m. (ABC); Game 5 – Tuesday 5/11 *at Cleveland TBD (TNT); Game 6 – Thursday 5/13 *at Boston TBD (ESPN); Game 7 – Sunday 5/16 3:30 p.m. *at Cleveland (ABC). *If necessary.

Series keys: For Cleveland: Stop Rajon Rondo from penetrating (When he does, Boston’s offense opens up to the fullest). 2. Establish inside presence (Make Kendrick Perkins and Kevin Garnett work defensively). 3. Speed up the pace (Test the older legs of the Celtics by scoring in transition). For Boston: 1. Test LeBron James early (If his elbow is good, find out early by going to the rim on him and guarding him tough). 2. Pick and pop (Put Shaquille O’Neal in situations where he has to stop Garnett or Rasheed Wallace from hitting jumpers. 3. Defy age (Many say the Celtics are too old. Prove them wrong.).

Series outcome: Cavaliers will win the series in six games, but if Boston splits the first two, it’s going seven.

Series stories

1. LeBron creating elbow room – Boston Globe
2. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James’ ‘elbow‘ is talking on Twitter – Cleveland Plain Dealer
3. Cavaliers, Celtics just don’t like each other – Toronto Star

Posted in: NBA
Posted: April 16th, 2010

LeBron James begins championship quest Saturday against the Chicago Bulls.

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers (61-21) vs. (8) Chicago Bulls (41-41)

Series schedule: Game 1 – Today at Cleveland 3 p.m. ET (ABC); Game 2 – Monday at Cleveland 8 p.m. ET (TNT);  Game 3 -Thursday 4/22 at Chicago 7 p.m. ET (TNT); Game 4 – Sunday 4/25 at Chicago 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC); Game 5 – Tuesday 4/27 * at Cleveland TBD; Game 6 – Thursday 4/29 * at Chicago TBD; Game 7 – Saturday 5/1 * at Cleveland TBD.  * – If necessary.

Series keys:  For Cleveland: 1. Establish inside game (Bulls are small on the inside). 2. Get the rust of LeBron (James hasn’t played in the last four games). Slow down Derrick Rose. For Chicago: 1. Play with an attitude (Eight seeds must have chip on shoulder). 2. Attack with penetration (Must get Cleveland bigs – Shaquille O’Neal and Zydrunas Ilgauskas – in trouble). 3. Run and gun (Play uptempo game to wear down Cleveland’s bigs).

Series outcome: Cavaliers will win the series in five games, but if the Bulls can extend the series to six games, it will go seven.

Series stories:

1. LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are on a collision course to meet in the NBA finals – Washington Post
2. Noah has no hard feelings for LeBron – ESPNChicago.com
3. Even with James, Cavs fans fear the worst – Chicago Tribune

Posted in: NBA
Posted: March 17th, 2010

Evan Turner lead Ohio State to the 2010 Big Ten Tournament title last week.

 I like that guy Evan Turner. 

Yep. That guy who hit that 37-footer to beat Michigan in the Big Ten Tournamet Ohio State eventually won last week. The Chicago native is fun to watch and can flat out ball

Erie BayHawks forward Ivan Harris agrees. 

The Ohio State graduate and I talk about him all the time before practice. There was a time people were debating if Turner was even the best player in the Big Ten after he came back from injuring his back. 

Now he’s considered one of the best players in the country. 

“He is the best player,” said Harris about Turner, who is averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 rebounds and 5.9 assists this season. “There’s no debate about that. Six-foot-seven. Playing point. He’s got an overall game. I just feel like he’s the man right now.” 

OK. Ivan. I agree. 

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Posted: January 22nd, 2010
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Erie rookie point guard Cedric Jackson is averaging 27 points and nine assists in his last five games.

Erie BayHawks rookie point guard Cedric Jackson confirmed Friday that he will sign a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

Jackson is already in Cleveland and will not play for the BayHawks on Friday night against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at Tullio Arena.
“It’s truly a dream come true,” Jackson said.

In his last five games, Jackson has averaged 27 points and nine assists for the BayHawks. He scored a career-high 34 in a loss to Austin on Tuesday.

The BayHawks (10-13) are playing tonight against Rio Grande Valley Vipers while the Cavaliers play at home Saturday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With Cleveland starting point guard Mo Williams out with a shoulder injury and back up Delonte West getting diagnosed with a fractured left ring finger after injuring it against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, the move seems logical for the Cavaliers to pick up Jackson.

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