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June 17, 2015 2:13 pm

Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

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Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt addresses the media after his team lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Photo: Bob Jacob/Cleveland Jewish News.

Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt addresses the media after his team lost Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Photo: Bob Jacob/Cleveland Jewish News.

JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA season 19-20, Blatt engineered a significant turnaround that saw the team end the regular season 53-29 and make its second-ever NBA Finals. In the photo below, taken by Bob Jacob of the Cleveland Jewish News, Blatt addresses the media after Game 6.

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  • art

    LeBron dissed Coach Blatt . Which should not be forgotten

  • Ilbert Phillips

    This was a fairy tale ending. The coaches’ first season in the NBA. All of the prior teams he coached were not American teams. He takes the team to the finals. They play six games with a team that has no depth. LaBron James is good but he cannot do it alone. He discovered that. No one superstar can beat five excellent players, one of whom is the NBA MVP. David Blatt did an excellent job.

  • Robert Sklar

    Give me a effen break. Two starters were out with injuries. Congratulations coach Blatt. We all are truly at amazed at what you accomplished. Y’shkoach

    • a willikers

      34-9 for Blatt – not bad, not bad at all 🙂

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