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WATCH: Boobie Gibson gets ovation at Cavs-Celtics Game 3

CLEVELAND– After falling behind in their Eastern Conference Finals series with the Boston Celtics, two games to none, the Cavaliers stormed back with a vengeance on Saturday night with a 30-point win.

The Cavs have overcome 2-0 playoff deficit two other times: the 2016 Finals against the Golden State Warriors and the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals against the Detroit Pistons.

It’s only fitting that one of the members of that 2007 squad was in attendance for Game 3 on Saturday night, as the Cavs try and dig themselves out of another hole.

Former Cavaliers guard and fan favorite Daniel “Boobie” Gibson sat behind the Cavs’ bench for the game. Gibson spent seven seasons in the NBA, all with the Cavaliers. During his rookie year in 2006-07, he was part of the team that went to the NBA Finals.

One of his career highlights came during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals that year against the Detroit Pistons, when he went 5-for-5 from 3-point land and had 31 points to help the team advance.

Now, as the Cavliers look to dig themselves out of another 2-0 hole, it’s only fitting that Gibson was recognized on Saturday on the humongotron:

Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation's Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42

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  1. Pihc

    May 21, 2018 at 6:54 am

    He won’t go down as one of the all time greats, but that game 6 performance was the reason the Cavs went on to the NBA Finals. The Pistons had James covered like a coat of paint after James’ game 5 heroics. Booby came through in a big way. Too bad he couldn’t consistently repeat that or he’d still be on the Cavs helping the Cavs win more ships. But he was too small to be a SG and not gifted with the dribbling skills for a pg position. Getting open and shooting 3s was his ceiling.

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