The View from Pluto

Sports are a huge part of life in Northeast Ohio:  the good, the bad and the ugly.  There's the Browns, Cavs and Indians, not to mention a wealth of college action.  Every Wednesday morning, sports writer Terry Pluto from the Cleveland Plain Dealer stops by talk about it all with Amanda Rabinowitz.


There are  not one but two Cleveland sports teams in the midst of championship runs. But most of the attention is on the Cavs, who are now down two-games-to-none to the Golden State Warriors.

Game 3 of the NBA Finals is tonight in Cleveland. WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz ask our sports commentator Terry Pluto what happened to the Cavs in Game 2 on Sunday night.

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Terry Pluto acknowledges he's contradicting himself a bit when he talks about the Cavs-Golden State NBA Finals match-up. He says Golden State should be an overwhelming favorite to win. But "this is the best Cavs team I've ever seen."

So, who will win?


Pluto jokes that his friends have advised him to stop making predictions because they're usually wrong (although he did correctly predict the  Cavs would beat the Raptors in six games).

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The Cavaliers return to their home court for game five of what’s become an intense battle against Toronto in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavs have lost two playoff games in a row after winning their first 10. Commentator Terry Pluto talks about how the Cavs need to adjust:

After winning the first game of the series by 31 points, Pluto changed his prediction that the series would go six games -- thinking maybe it would be another sweep for the Cavs. Now the series is tied at two games apiece.

"It’s very a serious series right now," he says. 

The Cavs remained undefeated in the playoffs on Tuesday, with a dominating 115-84 win over the Toronto Raptors in the opening game of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Our commentator Terry Pluto  had predicted the Cavs-Raptors series will go six games. Now, he's not so sure.

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The Cleveland Cavaliers are waiting to see who they’ll face in the eastern conference final, but believe it or not, t’s more than just fans in Cleveland or even in northeast ohio who are eager to see the team get back on the court.  Our sports commentator Terry Pluto says the Cavs are bigger the northeast ohio, much bigger.