As LeBron goes, so go the Cavaliers. And that was just not enough for Cleveland. The Boston Celtics have officially ended the NBA’s best regular season team’s postseason after a 94-85 win in Game 6. For the second consecutive year, the Cavaliers have won 60+ games in the regular season and yet know what it feels to make it into the Finals. It has been 7 years for LeBron in Cleveland. A city where he grew, a city where he began his outstanding career, but it seems that it is also a city with little less to offer him. Perhaps better things will come in New York City, or in Chicago, or in Miami. The National Championship will not come as long as he stays in the Cleve.
At the end, he was a much better sport this time around. He didn’t stampede out of the court and into the locker room. A More mature James stayed on the court, and even gave a big congratulation hug to Kevin Garnett. Perhaps they both shared a similar situation. K.G was never to win a ring had he stayed in Toronto. The move to Boston might not had been the easiest, but it paid off at the end. He guided the Celtics to a National Championship two years ago. And he might get a chance to do so again this year.
The Boston Celtics did a great job at guarding James. They were able to keep him away from the ring, and dribbling more then he is used to. Just enough so that he was just one turnover from having a quadruple-double. Sure, James had a great night. He scored 27 points, recorded 19 boards, 10 assists 3 steals and 1 block. Those are some really good numbers even for the rocket-high standards we hold King James to. He also had 9 turnovers. That’s where the Cavs begin to suffer.
The veteran Kevin Garnett scored 22 points while point guard Rajon Rondo had 21 points, 12 assists and 5 steals. The main problem here is not the lack of experience of the Cavaliers. But, the very low numbers that everybody other then LeBron James brought into the table. The bottom line is that there is no I in Team, and the Celtics were able to take advantage of their great experience working together.
If the Celtics can keep up their good moment, if Paul Pierce and Rondo, and the rest of the experienced squad can maintain their stamina, they might just have exactly what it takes to leave Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic out of the competition. Sure, Orlando has still to know what defeats tastes like in the postseason. As of press time, the Orlando Magic is a -6 point spread favorite for game No. 1. And a look into the series Magic ML-275, Celtics ML +235, might lead you to think Boston has little chance, don’t forget that the Celtics went from complete humiliation 124-95 loss at home; to complete vindication after taking the series to the No.1 seed.