Yeah our shooters have gone ice cold, our bigs look like amateurs trying to cover “Superman,” we aren't making adjustments and the offense has grown completely stagnant once again.
But none of that matters.
Orlando is simply on fire. Currently, they are in another dimension. You aren’t going to beat a team when they shoot 17-38 from three-point land and Rashard Lewis is hitting turn around threes with six seconds left to go in regulation. And still we only lost by two points.
Give them credit.
My biggest fears have become a reality this series. I thought Orlando’s three point shooting would win them one, maybe two games this series. Certainly not three of the first four. Even the games they didn’t go off in three-point land, they are hitting tough clutch shots.
Rashard Lewis, who I may now have to literally add to the list of John Elway, Edgar Renteria and Michael Jordan, has hit two heart-wrenching daggers, the first in Game 1 then again last night, both when we were clinging onto a one point lead with seconds left to go in regulation.
Just as we are down 3-1, we could very easily be up 3-1.
But again, this is Cleveland. We are used to getting the short end of the stick.
I’m used to picking myself up off floors at various places after various Cleveland disasters.
Then it also dawned on me, this series isn’t over.
The last team to come back from a 3-1 deficit were those scumbags from Michigan.
Yeah, against who? Orlando. And who was on that Detroit team? Mr. Ben “tell Stan Van Gundy to shut the (explicit) up” Wallace.
The point is, we are the more experienced team here.
If the Cavaliers win Game 5 in Cleveland, which I don’t see why they wouldn’t (yeah I do, this is Cleveland) it puts all the pressure on the Magic to close out in Orlando in Game 6.
Orlando knows they’ll have to close out that game, because they aren’t going to want to go back to Cleveland to strip away the series on our home court in a Game 7.
Not to be cliche, but we have LeBron James.
Anything is certainly possible.