Cavs in 6.
I think the Cavs can win this series, but I don’t know if they can win a Game 7 in Beantown.
If the games are close, the Cavs have a HUGE advantage with LeBron. Especially since Boston doesn’t do a good job matching buckets down the stretch of games (like Games 3, 4 and 6 in Atlanta).
If you can’t guard Joe Johnson, how are you going to deal with LeBron James?
I can’t wait to see KG and Anderson Varejao get into it. There’s going to be some kind of altercation between those two in this series (provided Andy’s play keeps him on the court).
The Cavs may need Sasha Pavlovic’s defense more than Wally Szczerbiak’s offense.
Delonte West needs to stay in front of Rondo. If Rondo can get to the lane easily, the Cavs could have issues.
I don’t like either of these coaches for mid-game decisions, but I have much more confidence in Brown with regards to series and game preparation.
They can’t get Boston get out to a big lead, especially at home. The closer the game is, the better.