Cleveland Cavaliers’ Lackluster Play Is Being Elbowed off the Front Page

April 30th, 2010 by Tom Delamater Leave a reply »
Personally, I don’t care so much about LeBron James’s elbow.

He says it’s fine. That’s good enough for me. If it’s not, we’ll know soon enough, anyway.

However, here’s what I do care about: The Cavs played below their capabilities—again—on Tuesday, and needed some favorable, and rather questionable, calls to put away the Chicago Bulls and advance to the second round of the playoffs.

That worries me.

After losing Game Three to the Bulls, the Cavs dominated the next contest. Afterward they declared, contritely but confidently, that Game Three had been “a wake up call.”

Well, somebody must have hit the snooze button, because they were comatose for much of Game Five.

You’d think by now this team would know you just can’t do that in the postseason.

A year ago, the Cavaliers looked like they had all the pieces in place to make a run at the title, and then came up short.

Experience may be the best teacher, but only if you’re willing to learn from it.

They retooled and restocked, and once again finish ...

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