(Just for the record, Ed is still alive. Came to work and got over 600 emails, so no post from Ed today. Ken got it though. Oh, and I'm saying this so that you can focus your ridicule about this article at him and not me, lol)
Yeah, I said it. The Cavs will win this series, and go to the NBA Finals.
“But Ken, they’re down 3-1.”
“LeBron can’t do it by himself.”
“Why don’t you just give the Magic credit? Isn’t this the same website that said the Orlando Magic will never win the championship?”
Yes, I understand the Cavs are down 3-1 right now. Orlando is playing some damn good ball right now. They’re showing Cleveland (just as they showed Philadelphia and Boston previously) that they are never out of a game. If you have a lead on Orlando (much like Denver), you better bury them, because if you take your foot off the gas, they’ll be right back in the game.
I’ve watched every game in this series, and I can see why Orlando is one game away from The Finals. I can also see how Cleveland is still in it to win it. Last night, Rafer Alston had 26 points, including a stretch in the third quarter, when he pretty much kept the Magic from getting their thang busted wide-open. Maurice Williams (I’m refusing to call him Mo, until he starts playing some ball) is getting thoroughly outplayed at the point right now, but there were some signs of life last night. Delonte West played well for Cleveland (which I see continuing), and Daniel Gibson hit a couple of early threes as well. If those two keep it going, and Cleveland plays a full, 24-second possession on defense, this thing will go back to Orlando for Game Six.
LeBron is averaging over 40 points, 7 boards, and 7 assists a game in this series. He’s not taking care of the ball as much as he should, but that also has something to do with people needing to help him out more, which I saw the Cavs do a better job of last night. At this point, I honestly don’t think there’s anything else he can do. His teammates are going to have to stop being witnesses (seriously, they’re around dude every day. They shouldn’t be amazed by what they see anymore), and step up. If they do, which I think they will, Cleveland will be alright. There’s a reason