Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde: A Tale of Two Cavs This Postseason

May 10th, 2010 by Sam Toth Leave a reply »
LeBron James promised fans a "different monster" this post season. Since this proclamation, fans have only caught glimpses of said monster.

The 2010 post season has been more of a Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde act, with unfortunately more of the easy going Dr. Jekyll showing up at tip-off than the fearsome Mr. Hyde.

The monster, or Mr. Hyde, has shown its face in just three games. Games one and four of the first round, and then Game three of the second round. Each time, there was an extra source of energy coming into the game.

Game one was the first playoff game and the Cavaliers were tired of answering questions about the effect of resting players—so they came out and dominated. The other two games followed losses which aided the Cavalier sense of urgency.

In each of those games, you could see the potential of this Cavaliers team—the "different monster" that LeBron had alluded to earlier. It's just too bad that this "different monster" has a Hulk-like need to be agitated in order to reveal itself. Without any increased pressure before a game, the tame Dr. Jekyll comes to play.

In the Chicago series, the ...

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