Heartbreaks, Heartaches, and Upsets? Not Here in Cleveland!
Nobody expected Cleveland to be such bull dogs and murder anybody who tries to come in and steal a game at the Quicken Loans Arena.
They finished with a home record of 39-2, one win shy of matching a NBA best.
Mike Brown and staff decided it would be a good idea to rest their stars for the upcoming playoffs, and there was a possibility they could have gotten hurt while playing against the Philadelphia 76ers.
It was the Los Angles Lakers who came in and halted the breaks for the Cavs, going 24-0 at the "Q." The Lakers previously came off of breaking the Celtics 19-game winning streak on Christmas day, and then afterwards, breaking their 12-game winning streak.
These guys sound like streak prosecutors. Lebron was held to 5-20 shooting as the Lakers handed them their first home loss since losing to Washington in the first round last year.
Lebron James at home is averaging 25.4 PPG on 50 percent shooting from the field, and playing 36 MPG.
On the road, he puts up 31.5 PPG on 47.9 percent from the field and plays 39 MPG. I would be expecting Lebron to be putting up better numbers on his home court, but it seems like he doesn't need to.
Mo Williams, on the other hand, is putting up better numbers on home-court than when away. At home Mo is averaging 19 PPG on 50(48.9) percent shooting. Williams on opponents' home court is averaging 16.7 PPG or 43 percent shooting.
The fans at the Quicken Loans Arena have been screaming their lungs out, helping to distract the defenders and make it easier for 'Bron and crew, throughout the season and the playoffs, in which the Cav's have home-court advantage through.
Joe Smith's, who the Cav's traded for Williams, contract was bought out by the Thunder on May first, and two days later was signed back by the Cavs.
Talk about steals. No longer does Lebron have to carry his team on his back into the finals and get swept. This year will be Lebron's year, home-court proves it.
Lebron is most likely to win the MVP this year, and Brown will win the Coach of the Year.
They set a franchise best, going 66-15 and tying the NBA record for second place in home game records. They played outstanding basketball throughout the stretch, and battled with the Lakers for the pivotal deciding factor of who gets home-court through out the playoffs.
Lebron has had the tenancy to take over if needed and is an unstoppable force, whether at home or on the road.
Mo Williams is sixth amongst all qualified guards in the NBA in the three point percentage. He can score a good 20 points on any given night.
Zydrunas Ilgauskas is an knock down 13-15 foot jump shooter. He will be very deadly on pick-rolls with the next MVP Lebron James and/or Mo Williams.
Daniel Gibson's development was slowed down because of the bringing in of Mo Williams, but in his last ten games, is shooting 41 percent from the arc and has not missed a free throw attempt.
If they can get back Big Ben, that is pretty much the lick on the envelope; you know, that thing you gotta lick so it sticks on to the backside of an envelope. He can block shots, defend and rebound, and does not need to be offensively minded as he has other players around him to do it for him.
I said it a million times before, and I'll say it again.
This team's advantage on the home-court is going to be the deciding factor. Only one of the teams have legitimately beaten the Cavs on their home-court, and they are the Lakers. I don't think the Cavs will drop more than two straight or two at all in the "Q"
No heartbreaks, no heartaches, and no upsets.
Cleveland is finally got to get the Big One.
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