May 6, 2006

Pistons Up


Congratulations to the Cleveland Cavaliers! They advanced tonight to the second round of the NBA Playoffs with another thrilling finish, this time a last-second 3-pointer by Damon Jones, to win in overtime, 114-113, and eliminate the Washington Wizards.

No one expects the Cavaliers to beat the Pistons, who have been the best team in the NBA all year. But this is a big step for a franchise and a city starved for playoff victory of any sort lately. The experience of playing a quarterfinal series against Detroit is a necessary leg on LeBron's journey, regardless of the outcome.

You could make the case that a team has a chance to win any series when they have the best player on the planet. But I figure Detroit in six.

Posted by dan at May 6, 2006 12:23 AM