Monday, May 10, 2010

Only 10 more to go....BUT


The Cavaliers made a statement in Game 3.  It wasn't that they are the best team in the playoffs right now, because they aren't.  They made a statement that they are the best team in the playoffs when they feel like playing basketball the way they know how.  But unfortunately they don't choose to do that every single game, and thus they continue to stumble through this 2nd round matchup with Rajon Rondo, errrrr... The Boston Celtics.

The Celtics are old and they are slow, yet they continue to muster wins in this playoff series when the Cavaliers should already be at home resting for the ECF's.  While Rondo's 13 pts and 9 assists during the regular season are certainly solid numbers, they don't compare to his sudden transformation into Bob Cousy. 

Want to know who else average 13 pts a game this year:
84 Kelenna Azubuike
85 Nene Hilario
86 Thaddeus Young
87 Allen Iverson
88 Rajon Rondo
89 Ben Gordon
90 Jermaine O'Neal
91 Mehmet Okur 
92 * Jonny Flynn
93 Tayshaun Prince
94 Elton Brand
95 Anthony Morrow
96 Corey Brewer

Not exactly a list of Hall of Famers.  Yes some solid players, but Rondo also shot 21% from 3pt land in the regular season.  It just baffles me how a player that can't shoot from the outside can slice and dice a defense that is supposed to be one of the best in the league.  HE CAN'T SHOOT.  Make him shoot from the outside.  Nobody else on this team can hurt you.

Actually it doesn't baffle me.  It simply comes down to effort.  The Cavaliers are a great team, but they are not a championship team.  They still have time to establish that but it all comes down to effort.  They may be able to slip by the Celtics playing half-assed, but certainly they won't be able to do that against the Magic, Lakers or Suns. I'm hoping they know what they are doing.  I'm always an optimist.  I can't possibly see how this team could be beaten by any teams left.  I have to believe Lebron is playing this way for a reason. But I've been disappointed before, so who knows. 

All I can say is that I know basketball and I know we have a good enough team to win the championship.  I think we are going to do it, and hopefully all of you out there in Mcbone Land will believe as well.  This has to be the time.  It just has to be.

Go Cavs!



Slider K. Shaftacular said...

I'll be an honorary Cavs fan. They're way more likable than any other team that's left. But I refuse to cheer for Jamario Moon.

McBone said...

Thanks Shaft. We need all the help we can get.


Dennis B. said...

just had a look at the recap on the last match....ughhhh. that was not nice at the last minutes of the game...the defeat came from within...sorry for that Nate! Join me know for the coming month of joy and thrill when the Soccer Worldcup starts...have you noticed there is a Portugal vs. Brasil in the first round?!?! yehhhhhh!