So there you have it; Detroit are out and Cleveland are through to battle the mighty Spurs. Cleveland overcame the 2 game deficit and surely their status as EC Champions based on their displays post season cannot be disputed. Detroit on the other hand have become a team that are the best in the East over a long gruelling season but who cannot raise their game come play off time. Time was when I wouldn't care how Detroit did during the season, as long as they got to the play offs; there they would shake off the burden of form and expectation and do what they did best, go to work.
Cleveland rose to the occasion, and for that reason I don't think it's a formality in the final by any stretch. I'll be honest and say I never thought Cleveland would make it as a team but here I am, eating my words - they've clicked. The future looks bright for the Cavs and uncertain at best for the Pistons. Billups and Webber may be gone come the start of next season, and, having reached no further than the ECF, I believe Dumars will call time on Flip Saunders. If Joe does nothing, or quits himself, then I know that Detroit's spell at the top is truly over.
Ok enough pleasantries. Had I seen ANY game in the series I would no doubt have blamed it on some dubious call that only I saw. I can't do that, but before I go ahead and wish Cleveland all the best against the Spurs I must ask you, after 2004, is it right that it's Ohio and not Michigan who go head to head against the Texans?
Labels: bollocks, Cleveland win, end of era