LeBron James and The Cavaliers Can Pick Their Playoff Opponent

April 6th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers have clinched first overall in the NBA this season with two weeks to go before the playoffs start. And such success comes with perks.

As reported at Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown says, "It’s a luxury to be able to rest players so we’re going to want to do that.”

And LeBron James has confirmed that he’s planning to take some time off to let his sore elbow and other minor injuries heal for the playoffs.

But how Mike Brown decides to use his starters and when LeBron James decides to sit out games could have a big impact on who makes or misses this season’s playoffs. And more importantly, in a race this close, the Cavaliers can have a huge impact on who they will face in the first round.

The eighth place Toronto Raptors hold a slim one-game lead over the ninth place Chicago Bulls. And while Cleveland may be secure in first, The Race For Eighth Isn’t Over.

The Raptors travel to Cleveland Tuesday to face the Cavs in Mike Brown’s first opportunity to rest LeBron and his starters. Then the Cavaliers travel to C ...

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