Well the playoffs have just started for the top seeds in the Association. We saw the two eight seeds beat the top seeds in two close games. The Lakers or the Cavs who has more to be concerned about after dropping their first game in the 2010 playoffs?
The Lakers should be more concerned about what has happened in this series. OC has not played well and they have been in every game. The Thunder also plays eastern conference type defense. The worst thing for the Lakers is this team now has confidence.
Young teams in the playoffs will take a while to figure out exactly what they are doing. They will not start the next game down 10-0 and I am convinced they will win the next game convincingly. The Lakers are playing with fire because this team is going to be in games because they play defense.
Will they upset the Lakers? Probably not but this series will go 7 games.
The Cavs are guilty of cruising because they know they can shift gears in a game and play defense and erase a 20 point deficient. That's not the approach you want a team to take when they are trying to send a message to the league.
The Bulls have played two of their best games of the year and lost by 10 in one game and won by 2 at home in the other. I see this series totally different because the Bulls have played the best ball that they are going to play. Cleveland will step it up and win this series in 5.
This is the best thing to happen for the Cavs. They need to be challenged and I would even start JJ Hickson they need a more athletic line up with these Bulls. I understand Shaq needs the work because he's been out for a while but if he is starting slow again they need to get Hickson into the line up.
I think Cleveland will win the next game by at least 15 and close this series out in Cleveland.
Cleveland is not playing championship defense and that would be a concern if I was Mike Brown.