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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Going back to D.C.

Cavs blog by Bob Finnan

The Cavs are headed back to Washington for the first round of the playoffs. The Cavs need a win tonight in Philadelphia or on Wednesday against Detroit to wrap up the No. 4 seed.

The Cavs have to finish one game ahead of the Wizards to earn homecourt advantage in the frist round. The two teams are tied 2-2 in the season series, but the Wizards hold the second tie-breaker (conference record).

It's going to be a battle, and one the Cavs might not be favored to win. They are limping toward the finish line. They played horrible against the worst team in the laegue on Sunday. If they take that kind of effort into the Wizards series, they will get obliterated.

Some in the media say they are going to pick the Wizards in the seven-game series. I'm not quite there yet. I think LeBron James might be the difference in the series, especially with all the trash talk coming out of Washington. Guard Gilbert Arenas is really spouting off about the Cavs on his blog on It's worth checking out.

It's going to be fun, especially when James goes against DeShawn Stevenson in Game 1. It was Stevenson who called James "overrated" the last time the Cavs were in D.C.


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