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Cleveland Cavaliers Need Mo' Mo

CLEVELAND - MAY 01:  Mo Williams #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives around Tony Allen #42 of the Boston Celtics during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 1, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 101-93. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Trevor AllisonContributor IMay 4, 2010

Remember when we were trying to figure out how the Cavs were going to match-up with Orlando in the Eastern Conference Finals?  Me too, but apparently Mo Williams never got that memo.  No, Mo got a different memo, and it just happened to be written by Rajon Rondo.

See, Mo Williams doesn’t appear to want to win a championship; rather, it appears he wants to miss jump shots continuously while allowing his opposing point guard Rondo to play at a MVP caliber.  I guess it isn’t exactly Mo’s fault that Rondo dropped 19 dimes in game two, but it is most definitely his own fault for shooting 1-9 from the field and only scoring 4 points in the game.

Game one wasn’t awful for Mo, but his lackluster first half performance really left a lot to be desired. He did play a pivotal role in the Cavs comeback, however.  If the Cavs want to come back in game three, they are going to need their all-star point guard to play the way he did at the end of the season when he strung together a streak of offensive mastery while LeBron was getting some rest. 

See, when he’s hot, Mo Williams can be one of the deadliest scorers in the entire league.  His keen sense of offensive awareness combined with his quick release on his jump shot allow him to sink threes as fast as he can throw them up, which he isn't hesitant to do.

When those shots aren’t falling, though, we get performances like the one he displayed in game two: a whopping four points and an absolutely terrible shooting percentage of 11 percent.  That’s not how championships are won, and the Cavs deserve more than that from Mo Williams.

Besides, that whole "One for All" thing really doesn’t work out all that well when the team’s starting point guard neglects to show up for the playoffs.  So Mo, please do your team a favor and make a shot or two, and maybe give defense a shot while you’re at it, because at the end of the day I really do want to see how you match-up with Orlando next round.

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