Friday, May 25, 2007

Thoughts on Cavs-Pistons Eastern Conference Finals

- I feel sorry for Lebron, the team surrounding him is simply awful. Drew Gooden, big Z, and Larry Hughes scored a combined zero points in the second half last night. Seriously. The playoffs are a time when supposedly good players can define themselves. In the last few years, the status of guys like D Wade and Chauncey Billups was created in the playoffs; even guys like Robert Horry solidify their status as great role players. The Cavs not named Lebron have done the opposite. Gooden and Hughes were both lottery picks who can now do absolutely nothing on the offensive end while playing with arguably the best creator in the NBA (Steve Nash is great too, I know). Hughes couldnt even hit a wide open 10 footer in the last few seconds- and he was supposed to be Lebron's big counterpart? I think if the Cavs would have kept Carlos Boozer they would be Eastern Conference Champs this year.

- Jason Maxiell would be the second best player on the Cavs. He dunked on Lebron, Sasha P, and Sideshow Varejao each on separate occasions in the first half of Game 2.

- Tayshaun Prince is 1 for 19 in Games 1 & 2, and the Pistons still won both. This is not good news for the Cavs.

- Mike Brown could not coach his way out of a wet paper bag.

1 comment:

Jimer said...

Thank God someone else noticed the Sideshow Bob similarities.