Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Detroit in Deep Trouble [David Stefanini]

If I was rooting for the Detroit Pistons, which I would never do, I would be extremely worried about the Eastern Conference Finals. They are going home with the series tied at 2 games a piece. They are extremely lucky to be in this series at this point. The Cleveland Cavaliers should have at least a 3-1 lead in this series.

LeBron James was dominant in the 4th quarter. He put his team on his back and carried them to victory. Now he has to go into Detroit and put the pressure on the refs to blow the whistle, like he did in Game 2. The scrutiny the refs had to undergo for the no-call will inevitably force them to blow the whistle next time. If James can realize this and do nothing but attack, attack, attack, for Game 5; the LeBron James was simply amazing in the 4th quarter tonight. He put his team on his back and carried them to victory. He now has to go into Detroit and do it again. He has to realize in the 4thCavs have a great shot at stealing a game.

Regardless of what happens the rest of the series, this has been an amazing series. I want to take time to give credit to the NBA Playoffs. Haven't they been amazing this year? We had the great games played in Baron's house. And who could forget the excellent series the Jazz and Rockets played or the Cavs, Nets series? Then we had Deron vs Baron, in what was an epic showdown of two great point guards. Now we get the pleasure of watching Cavs take on the Pistons in what is shaping up to be a classic seven game series. Michael Jordan had to overcome the obstacle that was the Pistons. It has been a great year to watch playoff basketball and it should only get better.

The only thing that can kill these playoffs is if we have to be tortured with the Pistons going against the Spurs in the Finals. I will now go to bed and pray that I get to watch LeBron in the Finals instead of the defensive orientated Pistons.

P.S... Can I recast my vote for Rookie of the Year? Daniel Gibson all the way!

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