February 11, 2009
How the Cavaliers got here: Defeated the Wizards' Butler and Jamison with 77% of the vote.
Game play-by-play, courtesy of "Luke": It was pick-and-roll/pick-and-pop all day from the Cavs. Big Z sets a screen, LeBron easily beats his one defender. When both the Wizards drop on LeBron, he just passes to Z for the open jumper. Final score: 11-4, Cavs.
How the Bulls got here: Defeated the Sixers' Iguodala and Young with 64% of the vote.
Game play-by-play, courtesy of"E.B. White": "Thad Young starts the game with four consecutive long threes, then misses eight in a row while Rose takes Iggy to the hole again and again to get back into it. Game ends when Iguadola throws an alley-oop to Elton Brand, who is injured and 600 miles away from the arena. Deng grabs the airball for an easy put-back."
Hypothetical rules: Half-court, offense calls the fouls, "winners out" to eleven (by ones and twos, natch), and you've got to win by two. Also, no jeans allowed.
Once again, if you're in a creative mood, leave us a short description of how you see this game unfolding. Who jumps out to the early lead? Who nails the game winner? We'll include the best write-ups in the next round.
Voting will remain open until late Wednesday night.
POLLS CLOSED / WINNER: LeBron and Big Z — 77% (2,313 votes)