Cavaliers At Wizards: The Best Game Of The Season

  • Published: 08 February 2017
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    Coach Nick got back to his roots, breaking down what was by far the greatest game we've had in this regular season. The Wizards, led by Bradley Beal and John Wall, went toe to toe with the Cavaliers and it went to overtime with one of the craziest shots you'll see by LeBron James.
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Comments • 676

  • Mihir Kondapalli
    Mihir Kondapalli  4 months back

    Kyrie tripped 14:00

    • Tran Vinh Thinh
      Tran Vinh Thinh  9 months back

      1:51 John Wall is out of bound

      • Jaypee Fernando
        Jaypee Fernando  10 months back

        wizards should'a won that. Blind Ref lol.

        • Lil Fentanyl
          Lil Fentanyl  11 months back

          14:01 when kyrie yells at the ref then falls down is hilarious in my opinion

          • Kyle Wilhelmsen
            Kyle Wilhelmsen  11 months back

            Good god who would trade Kevin love for Carmelo Anthony... I mean I know the trade obviously didn't happen but god dammit I can not cut LeBron any slack for losing so many finals due to "lack of help" he CHOOSES his own rosters essentially playing GM and he just picks terrible players

            • jsnell126
              jsnell126  1 years back

              Hopefully this year we get to see these teams play in round 2. Wizards are going to find themselves against Toronto.

              • Aaron Martin
                Aaron Martin  1 years back

                I was here and lost 7000 on wiz

                • Joseph Pradhana
                  Joseph Pradhana  2 years back

                  "cavs dodged a bullet" had washington didnt change its name it'll be great

                  • Josh DeMay
                    Josh DeMay  2 years back

                    Kyrie hard screen - “tackle”
                    Gortat hard screen - “nice screen destroys him”

                  • Jack Stirling
                    Jack Stirling  2 years back

                    1:52 Wall’s outta bounds

                    • E the G
                      E the G  2 years back

                      It had 666 comments soooo *Comment*

                      • SGA Master of Snookers
                        SGA Master of Snookers  2 years back

                        Blame Boston

                        • Brandon
                          Brandon  2 years back

                          I was at this game! Super close.

                          • Jom Marine
                            Jom Marine  2 years back

                            I guess gs vs okc last year was still better, but i am a dc fan

                            • Gandydancer
                              Gandydancer  2 years back

                              Regarding LeBron's uncalled travel at 11:00, for once and for all THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A GATHER STEP! Read the damn rule book. Once you pick up the dribble (which occurs immediately the ball is no longer accelerating towards the floor at least as fast as it would by gravity) you have two counts. Period. The word "gather" appears exactly once in the rule book, and it has nothing to do with this question.

                              • Tufoin Pro
                                Tufoin Pro  2 years back

                                The players basically change what a travel is so he's correct

                            • Sideline Jayy
                              Sideline Jayy  2 years back

                              A lot of those players on the cavs like Jr smith Shump etc have poor basketball iq

                              • Zack Young
                                Zack Young  2 years back

                                Tristan was joking around coach lol

                                • Stéphane Robert Decker

                                  but saying "best chance at beating the cavs in playoffs" you still meant "very low chance in absolute terms" right? ;-) in hindsight anyway

                                  • Allan Salvador Dapat
                                    Allan Salvador Dapat  2 years back

                                    lebron never said that he would trade k love for that old man carmelo.

                                    • VeRnSquad5611
                                      VeRnSquad5611  2 years back

                                      6:46 good no call Oubre flopped

                                      • VeRnSquad5611
                                        VeRnSquad5611  2 years back

                                        "Thompson learned well from the warriors a year ago by setting screens getting contact then backing up" are you insinuating Thompson sets illegal screens lol

                                        • LyfeGoalz Ent.
                                          LyfeGoalz Ent.  2 years back

                                          john wall stepped out of bounds on that pass to Beal for the 3, just look at it

                                          • Milan Milovanovic
                                            Milan Milovanovic  2 years back

                                            1:51 look closely in this case wall crossed the line like with his whole feet, did anyone else noticed? huh nothing specail it's nba

                                            • Janinho897
                                              Janinho897  2 years back

                                              John Wall is an awesome awesome point guard.

                                              • ChaosJato
                                                ChaosJato  2 years back

                                                Lebron traveled from D.c back to cleveland on that one play.... But no call for the KING

                                                • Sükran Kaya
                                                  Sükran Kaya  2 years back

                                                  in the playoffs cavs defense will step up wizards have no chance cavs in 5

                                                  • Dan G
                                                    Dan G  2 years back

                                                    Dude, the production quality of your videos and your knowledge of the game are super impressive. One constructive criticism from a guy who is admittedly too much of a word nerd: You might find another word to substitute for "foolish" from time to time.This is my new favorite channel. Please keep it up.

                                                    • Anthony Rd
                                                      Anthony Rd  2 years back

                                                      Did you say Wizards would be able to beat Cavs 4 outta 7 in a playoffs series because Mahimi????? 😂😂😂

                                                      • Baller Baby
                                                        Baller Baby  2 years back

                                                        This would not have been a great game if Kyrie and Shumpert ever tried once on defense.these guard not playing D this year its so bad all 4 of the guards playing horrible defese

                                                        • OneofAKind 13
                                                          OneofAKind 13  2 years back

                                                          Yall cant hate on that Lebron 3. Hes still that dude. Im not in love with the man but hes still top dog.

                                                          • OneofAKind 13
                                                            OneofAKind 13  2 years back

                                                            The Nba has been more entertaining and competitive than its been in a long time. Yeah the refs still call dumb calls and Cleveland and Golden State are loaded as hell but i see potential in the young talent. Giannis and Parker need a better coach in Milwaukee, but they have a solid roster when Middleton gets back theyll be even better. AD and Demarcus might need a better coach and are missing a few pieces but theyre close to being a serious threat out West. Minnesota will be a problem in the West in a few years(dont compare Lavine to kobe ever again. Yeah I saw a dude on here compare Lavine to Kobe. Smdh). As long as theres talent ill watch. I'll never be a die hard fan again but ill take a peek.

                                                            • OneofAKind 13
                                                              OneofAKind 13  2 years back

                                                              The Wizards are hungry this year. I dont want to write off Toronto because Lowrys out. Boston looks scary too. The Cavs might have to show up in the playoffs. Repeat championships arent always a cake walk. These Wizards are far better than the Gilbert Arenas/Butler/Jamison Wizards thats for sure.

                                                              • Alex Paulson
                                                                Alex Paulson  2 years back

                                                                The cavs dodge a.... wait for it.... Washington Bullet! 😀

                                                                • Aris Bougadis
                                                                  Aris Bougadis  2 years back

                                                                  Cavs would sweep them. Cleveland in the playoffs is a whole other team especially with the big three. LeBron will play way smarter by not fouling out and playing smarter defense. Kyrie really needs to improve on his help and pick and roll defense. When we sign Bogut Washington won't really have a chance just like the Celtics.

                                                                  • fill Pill
                                                                    fill Pill  2 years back

                                                                    First things first how the heck are you going to tell me that cavs will lose in a playoff series against wizards when they didn't even have their starting shooting guard in game, and the two huge signing of William and bogut

                                                                    • Kreze202
                                                                      Kreze202  2 years back

                                                                      I don't understand when LeBron makes a tough fadeaway 3 in the clutch it's a lucky shot, but if Kobe or Curry or KD does it, it's because of their skills.

                                                                      • Terrance Rucker
                                                                        Terrance Rucker  2 years back

                                                                        Kreze202 ikr its not lucky he does stuff like that all the time in practice

                                                                    • Andrew Simpson
                                                                      Andrew Simpson  2 years back

                                                                      We NEED a John Wall vs Kyrie Irving Breakdown!

                                                                      • kambion
                                                                        kambion  2 years back

                                                                        What I learned from this: Kyrie Irving is the worst defender

                                                                        • bmdizel
                                                                          bmdizel  2 years back

                                                                          The Cavs will have a chance if they watched your videos

                                                                          • untitled 001
                                                                            untitled 001  2 years back

                                                                            Definitely the best game of the season, glad I actually felt like watching a basketball game this season, lucky I caught this one!

                                                                            • mathnerdsubs
                                                                              mathnerdsubs  2 years back

                                                                              I feel like he only talks bad stuff that teams do in his videos. He rarely highlights good plays, but always say stuff like: "he miss played there" "he left him wide open".

                                                                              • Dlovee
                                                                                Dlovee  2 years back

                                                                                You can see here why Coach loves Warriors and why he doesn't give much credit to LeBron. IDK why but I can really see it in this video.

                                                                                • Mark Scarlet
                                                                                  Mark Scarlet  2 years back

                                                                                  That fake pick up dribble Kyrie does is scary

                                                                                  • John Machinjiri
                                                                                    John Machinjiri  2 years back

                                                                                    You know when you find a new channel, and now you gotta binge watch 😬

                                                                                    • akeem Brown
                                                                                      akeem Brown  2 years back

                                                                                      bruh kyrie irvings defense is so awful he literally makes a mistake every play I think cavs need him to be better at that end

                                                                                      • Asmosis Jones
                                                                                        Asmosis Jones  2 years back

                                                                                        kyrie cant play shitty d and shoot 33%...8/24 is trash

                                                                                    • John
                                                                                      John  2 years back

                                                                                      JOHN WALL IS THE BEST GUARD IN THE EAST CONFERENCE

                                                                                      • Puck
                                                                                        Puck  2 years back

                                                                                        This generation is ridiculous, saying anything that's not praising = hating. Lebron's shot was lucky, but it was also clutch, these are not mutually exclusive things.

                                                                                        • Nathan
                                                                                          Nathan  2 years back

                                                                                          Kyrie is cold blooded