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Old 03-22-2018, 10:57 AM
 
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Make no mistake, the Cavs are still THE team to beat in the east, so long as James continues to play.
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:51 AM
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Make no mistake, the Cavs are still THE team to beat in the east, so long as James continues to play.
I don't think anyone disputes that. The King needs to be dethroned before there can be a successor.
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Old 03-22-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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The Cavs had to work awfully hard just to win a game at home vs Toronto.
In a playoff series with Toronto, if Cleveland don't improve, they look like they won't even be able to win all their homes games.
Probably won't even push Toronto to 7 games.
And Cleveland shot 60% from field, 63% downtown and 82% free-throws..... so its not like they can improve offensively.
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Old 03-22-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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Amazing how the story changes about every month to keep people interested. Cavs falling apart, defense sucks..Cavs the team to beat, Lebron too good, etc. I guess ESPN needs to keep people watching.
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Old 03-22-2018, 03:59 PM
 
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Toronto Raptors prove they're an overrated team after they blew a 15 point lead against the Cavs last night.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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The Cavs had to work awfully hard just to win a game at home vs Toronto.
In a playoff series with Toronto, if Cleveland don't improve, they look like they won't even be able to win all their homes games.
Probably won't even push Toronto to 7 games.
And Cleveland shot 60% from field, 63% downtown and 82% free-throws..... so its not like they can improve offensively.
The Cavs look average, yet they're 2-1 vs. Boston and 1-1 vs. Toronto with 1 left to play, yet everyone apparently thinks the Cavs have no chance to get to the finals. They just got Love back, they're still building chemistry. If you think they won't be better in mid-May when they face off in the ECF, you're crazy.

Last year they had a mediocre record, but winning records vs. Toronto and Boston. They crushed them both in the playoffs.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:53 PM
 
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Make no mistake, the Cavs are still THE team to beat in the east, so long as James continues to play.
Until someone can dethrone the Cavs, that statement will hold true.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:54 PM
 
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I don't think anyone disputes that. The King needs to be dethroned before there can be a successor.
Exactly. It won't be easy to dethrone LeBron James, but the Celtics and Raptors both have a shot as long as they can stay healthy. However, only one will eventually have the honor of attempting to defeat Cleveland.
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Old 03-22-2018, 10:57 PM
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Exactly. It won't be easy to dethrone LeBron James, but the Celtics and Raptors both have a shot as long as they can stay healthy. However, only one will eventually have the honor of attempting to defeat Cleveland.
Probably.

But I have a feeling the first round could produce more than one jaw-dropping result - in either/both conferences.

This feels like a volatile year.

And the injury bug still has about a dozen games to rear its ugly head(s).
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Old 03-22-2018, 11:59 PM
 
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The Cavs had to work awfully hard just to win a game at home vs Toronto.
In a playoff series with Toronto, if Cleveland don't improve, they look like they won't even be able to win all their homes games.
Probably won't even push Toronto to 7 games.
And Cleveland shot 60% from field, 63% downtown and 82% free-throws..... so its not like they can improve offensively.
Their offense is just fine. It's in the defense where things fall apart for the Cavs.
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