NEXT! The NBA playoffs are next up and the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Detroit Pistons in the first round. Catch all the action April 17th at 3pm EST from The Q Arena online here!
The Pistons beat the first place Cavaliers in over-time in their final 2016 regular season game. The Detroit squad will be looking to capitalize on their momentum as they head into Cleveland where LeBron James, 31, and his Cavs will have the home-court advantage in the best of 7 series. Watch every jam in this contest online here!
There is more parity in the Eastern Conference of the NBA compared to the West which has been dominated by the record-setting 73 win season of the Golden State Warriors. The Pistons are a pretty good team for the 8 spot and will give the Cavs plenty to worry about. The Cleveland squad rested their big guys with a few games left in the regular season, after clinching home court. As a result, they let one get away to the Pistons down the stretch.
It was no fluke that Detroit won that game, cause they can straight ball. They may be the better team off the glass and can work the pick & roll as good as any team. The Cavs might not have an answer for the basic attacks the Piston team will bring to the floor. Detroit also has some guys who can get hot off the bench and knock down threes. This will be key for them as they will need to give Cavs something to worry about from outside if they want to make room in the lane for their guards to do any damage.
The Cavs have one answer to everything the Pistons will throw at them and his name is LeBron. He is one of the greatest to ever play the sport of basketball professionally and he can take over any game by himself. If he is well-rested, which he should be, and healthy, which he is, then the Cavaliers should have no problem dispatching their Detroit neighbors.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Are you fans of LeBron and his Cleveland wrecking crew or will you be rooting for Motor City in this contest?