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Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelpia 76ers: The Twitter Experience

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The Cavs played the 76ers (TWICE!). People tweeted about it and stuff.

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I didn't know that show existed until I knew that band existed, but it's cool anyway. We're using this because of Dion Waiters, the patron saint of Cavalier basketball for yours truly. Dion is awesome, and addictive, and he is also super interesting, like an a'capella group that has three singers, a dude with a super bass voice, and a beat boxer.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a> pull out to 29-14 lead over Sixers after 1Q. Dion Waiters has 10 points but Cavs shooting 37.9%. Sixers shooting 36.8</p>&mdash; M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/PDcavsinsider/statuses/398971371104903168">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Awwww yeah. Things are off to an awesome star here. It's in Philly, but what could possibly go wrong?

The sad part is that I was under the impression that the game started at 7:30, so I missed the entire 1st quarter. I was off dominating fools online in GTAV and saw some tweets about Bynum getting ready to check in and was like whaaaaaaaat?

Side note: After Rockstar gave everyone who played GTA Online in October $500,000 the game has gotten even crazier. It was a bunch of people doing missions with slow cars and handguns sprinkled in between. Now everyone has a supercar or a chopper, and automatic rifles. It's insanity, and always around my apartment it seems. Sad times.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cavs off to good start,using defense to generate offense, use running game against a running team</p>&mdash; Austin Carr (@MrCavalier34) <a href="https://twitter.com/MrCavalier34/statuses/398968209577365504">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Woooooooooo blowout on the way.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>And the Cavs are losing. Really lost all their flow on offense.</p>&mdash; Andrew Schnitkey (@RockWFNY) <a href="https://twitter.com/RockWFNY/statuses/398976816108826624">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Losing? The hell you talking about the Cavs aren't losing, they're

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sixers&amp;src=hash">#Sixers</a> outscored Cavs 63-33 in middle two quarters after losing first period 28-14.</p>&mdash; Tom Moore (@tmoore76ers) <a href="https://twitter.com/tmoore76ers/statuses/398989847106289664">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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WAIT WHAT

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>i dislike when the Cavs are losing. Really dislike it.</p>&mdash; James Pietrzycki (@believeland6) <a href="https://twitter.com/believeland6/statuses/398986766108995584">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Yeah it's basically the worst.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Sixers&amp;src=hash">#Sixers</a> top the <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs">@Cavs</a> in Philly 94-79 behind big games from <a href="https://twitter.com/thekidet">@thekidet</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/TWroten_LOE">@TWroten_LOE</a>. Complete highlights: <a href="http://t.co/58xfhuSvhT">http://t.co/58xfhuSvhT</a></p>&mdash; Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sixers/statuses/399166427522822145">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Recap: NO FUN WAS HAD.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Karasev went 0-1 tonight. Means the Cavs 2013 draft has yielded 1-21 total. And they tanked for that draft.</p>&mdash; WayneEmbrysKids (@WayneEmbrysKids) <a href="https://twitter.com/WayneEmbrysKids/statuses/399034348780785664">November 9, 2013</a></blockquote>

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........................sigh.

I just posted this because it was kind of funny. Don't talk to me about freaking out about Bennett because I'll probably slap you with a sea bass instead.  I'm sure it's something that is done everywhere, but the need for instant results from our drafts picks is just exhausting.

So anyway, then we got to move on to another night of fun and excitement, again against the Sixers because home and home back-to-backs are JUST THE BEST.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Every Cavs team for the last six years has been either great or terrible. Fans need to remember what an average team looks like.</p>&mdash; Mike Mayer (@RS64mikemayer) <a href="https://twitter.com/RS64mikemayer/statuses/399364868694102016">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Important to consider. This is what mediocrity looks like, people. decent at home, bad to decent on the road. This is the struggle that we expected.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cavs need this win against the 76ers. Can&#39;t be losing all the easy games this early in the season.</p>&mdash; -ѕєαη- (@KillaKyrie) <a href="https://twitter.com/KillaKyrie/statuses/399337505180246016">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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The sentiment is right but I don't necessarily think it is crucial. So many teams get off to horrible starts. Mediocrity, yo.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Right-handed or left-handed? How about both? <a href="https://twitter.com/RealTristan13">@RealTristan13</a> throws it down with two hands: [HIGHLIGHT] <a href="http://t.co/7Spt4bGSdX">http://t.co/7Spt4bGSdX</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23AllForOne&amp;src=hash">#AllForOne</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) <a href="https://twitter.com/cavs/statuses/399346764010254336">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This was a cool thing that happened.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Alonzo Gee returns to starting lineup at small forward: &#10;CLEVELAND: Alonzo Gee will start at small forward to... <a href="http://t.co/rh3cBg56RZ">http://t.co/rh3cBg56RZ</a></p>&mdash; Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLloydABJ/statuses/399348907588603904">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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This happened too. Earl Clark appears to have run afoul of Mike Brown, and is now eating potato chips or something.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Half: Cavs 53, Sixers 48. Kyrie 14 pts; Tristan 12 &amp; 6 rebs. Thaddeus Young 14. Box score says he&#39;s missed 4 shots but I sure didn&#39;t see &#39;em</p>&mdash; Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamAmicoFSO/statuses/399349307691638785">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Ah goooood. A halftime lead, and again, it's the Sixers, what could possibly go wrong?

Some Dion Waiters Tweets

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Dion Waiters literally dunked so hard that he fell over going back on defense.</p>&mdash; WayneEmbrysKids (@WayneEmbrysKids) <a href="https://twitter.com/WayneEmbrysKids/statuses/399363554404356096">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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/nodding

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I will personally pay Dion Waiters an extra $12 for every game he plays with this aggressiveness.</p>&mdash; Mike McGrath (@MikeMcGrath) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeMcGrath/statuses/399366714624069632">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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/kind of nodding

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>That Dion Waiters dunk gave him 22 points on 9/16 shooting. Dion Waiters is not Marcus Thornton. Dion Waiters is really good.</p>&mdash; WayneEmbrysKids (@WayneEmbrysKids) <a href="https://twitter.com/WayneEmbrysKids/statuses/399372879709487104">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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/REALLY NODDING

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>The Cavs need to run everything thru Dion Waiters. With him being hot and his ability to get to the rim will open things up for everyone</p>&mdash; Hiram Boyd (@hiramboyd) <a href="https://twitter.com/hiramboyd/statuses/399375378310909952">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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aaaaaaaand maybe not that much nodding happening here.

Although, running it through him some was effective. Dion, Kyrie, and Jack all took turns initiating the offense, and all were on the receiving end of awesome plays. The 3 guard lineup was dope. Dion with 2 shooters can basically go to the rim whenever he gets bored {Editor's note: WHICH SHOULD BE ALL THE TIME. ATTACK THE RIM, DION.}

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Is it time for Cleveland Cavaliers to end the Dion Waiters experiment? Hey, Mary! - Plain Dealer <a href="http://t.co/DofIBLsZqq">http://t.co/DofIBLsZqq</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cavaliers&amp;src=hash">#cavaliers</a></p>&mdash; Cleveland Cavaliers (@FansCavaliers) <a href="https://twitter.com/FansCavaliers/statuses/399434998602039296">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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I legitimately hate whoever asked this question. "Uh.... should we stop experimenting with that #4 pick after like, uh.... 75 games?" Yeah, awesome, makes a whole lot of sense.

So basically Dion is awesome and you can nitpick to someone else.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Why can&#39;t the Cavs just win a freaking game? Why do you make things so difficult?</p>&mdash; Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConradKazNBA/statuses/399373818877460480">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Did I mention that this game went TWO overtimes?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Sixers&#39; James Anderson pulling on Dion Waiters&#39; jersey as Waiters tried to cut through lane. I&#39;m sure that&#39;s allowed with James Harden, too.</p>&mdash; Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) <a href="https://twitter.com/SamAmicoFSO/statuses/399378564786565120">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Just sayin....

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>DEFEND FOR 20 SECONDS PLZ</p>&mdash; Ben Cox (@WFNYBen) <a href="https://twitter.com/WFNYBen/statuses/399379387868774400">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Hint: It didn't happen.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A Philly 3 with 8 secs puts us in the basketball twilight zone.</p>&mdash; Laughing Cavs (@laughingcavs) <a href="https://twitter.com/laughingcavs/statuses/399379818376364032">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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It really didn't.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>THIS GAME CANNOT BE REAL SOMEBODY WAKE ME UP</p>&mdash; The Greek (@demeatloaf) <a href="https://twitter.com/demeatloaf/statuses/399379840752570369">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>THIS IS MY NIGHTMARE</p>&mdash; Wade Foley (@FoleyLoaded_NBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/FoleyLoaded_NBA/statuses/399379870268268544">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>HOW DID HE HIT THAT? WHY HASNT THIS GAME ENDED?</p>&mdash; Ryan Mourton (@Ryan_Mourton) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_Mourton/statuses/399379903348363264">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>STOP IT OH MY GOD.</p>&mdash; Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConradKazNBA/statuses/399379939562385408">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>How does Fred not curse when that happens?</p>&mdash; David Zavac (@DavidZavac) <a href="https://twitter.com/DavidZavac/statuses/399379964698427392">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Are you serious!!!? Smh</p>&mdash; Emmett Golden (@egoldie80) <a href="https://twitter.com/egoldie80/statuses/399379994322796544">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Everyone was super excited.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Yessssss RT <a href="https://twitter.com/Liberty_Ballers">@Liberty_Ballers</a>: MICHAEL CARTER WILLIAMS ICE IN VEINS AND I AM FLOPPING AROUND MY BEDROOM FLOOR LIKE A FISH</p>&mdash; Steven von Horn (@StevevonHorn) <a href="https://twitter.com/StevevonHorn/statuses/399380050115428353">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Well..... 2 people.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Kyrie has a chance to win this game for the THIRD time. Can he do it or do I need to get more rum?</p>&mdash; Conrad Kaczmarek (@ConradKazNBA) <a href="https://twitter.com/ConradKazNBA/statuses/399380365439406080">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Apparently if the game goes into another OT Conrad has to go retrieve mediocre liquor for people of legal drinking age. Ha!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>THANK YOU FOR ENDING THIS NIGHTMARE, FINALLY. 39 for Kyrie.</p>&mdash; Jacob Rosen (@WFNYJacob) <a href="https://twitter.com/WFNYJacob/statuses/399380465334747136">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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And then..... it happened. Kyrie FINALLY ended this thing.

That was something people actually WERE excited about.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I need a drink. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cavs&amp;src=hash">#Cavs</a></p>&mdash; Michael A. Young (@RealMYoung23) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealMYoung23/statuses/399381436803072000">November 10, 2013</a></blockquote>

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Well.... most of them.

We play the Bulls on Monday. Derrick Rose is shooting like 10% and Joakim Noah is as good a candidate as ever for getting slapped with a bag of doorknobs. I hope we beat em by 100.

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