King James rules. LeBron James and his merry Cavaliers are headed to Detroit for game 3 against the Pistons. Watch Cleveland versus Detroit in the NBA playoffs on April 22nd, at 7:00pm EST, online here!
The Cavaliers have a two game lead heading into The Palace. The Pistons will look to get their first win in the best of seven, first round series. The Pistons lost game 2, 90-107, in Cleveland and hope to stop the bleeding at home. Catch the game’s live stream and watch Detroit battle their way back into this Eastern Conference showdown.
LeBron James, 31, is a champion, an MVP and someone who can not be defended while driving down the lane. In game 2 of this series LeBron was impressive. He was 12 for 18 from the floor for 27 points including two threes. The King added 6 boards, 3 assists and 3 steals to round out his 40 minutes.
Detroit does not have an answer for LeBron. No team in the NBA has figured out to slow down the 6’8″, 249 lb power forward from Akron, Ohio. The Pistons are a young and inexperienced group of players who are trying to live up to a legacy of Detroit bad boys. So far, they are falling short. The younger players had a decent showing in game one, losing 106-101, but will need to work harder if they want to keep up with the more veteran Cavs team.
Detroit may not be able to stop LeBron, but if they can find a way to slow down the other four starters and keep the Cleveland bench busy too, they may surprise the world and come away with a win or two at home. If the Pistons can at least split the next two contests at home, they will force a game five back in Cleveland and create a scheduling problem for Justin Bieber who has already booked the Quicken Loans Arena for his Purpose Tour the same night as a potential game 5. Yikes!
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be rooting for in this game 3? Do the brash, young Pistons have a shot at a win against the confident Cavaliers? Or would you like to see the Cavaliers sweep through the first round and get some extra rest during the playoffs?