Wow, what a game! I really didn't expect this to be that close of a series, but I've been pleasantly surprised by how mediocre the Cavs are making the Pistons look. In fact, in both of the Cavs losses, they've had a shot to tie or win at the end of the game. In Game 1, Donyell Marshall missed a wide open three for the win and in Game 2, LeBron had a shot for the tie before Rip Hamilton went all kung fu on him, and got away with about six fouls (but I'm not bitter). On the other hand, in the two games the Pistons have lost, they've had to resort to fouling Cleveland at the end of the games trying to catch up. Tonight Charles Barkley was saying that Cleveland has outplayed Detroit in all four games so far, and while I wouldn't go quite that far, there's some truth to that. If LeBron keeps playing the way he has the last two games this could be very interesting.
But no matter what happens in the rest of the series, I don't think Detroit can consider itself to be the clearly superior team any longer. The Cavs have showed this series that they are right there with the Pistons in terms of ability. And how about that rookie Daniel Gibson? That little dude has no fear.
My two favorite moments tonight both involved 'Sheed throwing articles of clothing in disgust. First he picked up a monumentally stupid technical foul in the 4th quarter for flinging his headband to the floor in disgust. Then this, as he walked back to the locker room after the loss (watch the poor sap who catches 'Sheed's nasty sweaty Jersey right in the face):
Labels: 'Sheed tantrums, Cavs win, The Chosen One