February 24, 2009
In case you were wondering, no, I didn't forget about this one too. I just wanted to build some genuine hype for the final game. So it's time to crown the winner of Ball Don't Lie's hypothetical Two-on-Two All-Star Tournament. (No idea what I'm talking about? Click here.) Vote early, vote often ...
How the Cavaliers got here: Defeated the Celtics' Pierce and Garnett (with 51% of the vote), the Magic's Lewis and Howard (52%), the Wizards' Butler and Jamison (77%) and the Bulls' Rose and Deng (77%).
How the Blazers got here: Defeated the Spurs' Parker and Duncan (with 69% of the vote), the Lakers' Kobe and Gasol (with 54% of the vote), the Thunder's Durant and Green (66%) and the Hornets' Paul and West (54%). I said it before, and I'll say it again, what an impressive tournament run.
Our 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.
And 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? Break it down, Marvelous.
Voting will remain open until late Thursday night, ET.
POLLS CLOSED / WINNER: Roy and Aldridge with 54% of 11310 votes!