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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

It starts with 'D'

Cavs playoff blog by Bob Finnan

During the postseason, the Cavs have held their opponents to an average of 87.9 points and 41.8 percent shooting from the field. They've held their foes under 90 points in eight of their 10 games.

The Celtics managed to shoot just 38.6 percent from the field in Game 4. That's their worst percentage in the 2008 postseason.

Basically, the Cavs are beating the Celtics at their own game. Boston had by far the best defensive stats in the league this year. They are dominant on the strong side of the ball.

But the Cavs' defense, led by architect Mike Brown, got better and better as the game went on during Game 4. They got stop after stop in the fourth quarter. The most important matchup was in the middle where Anderson Varejao stopped Kevin Garnett in his tracks in the fourth quarter. He missed his two shots in the fourth and didn't score a point.

It was impressive to watch.

It's also why I now think the Cavs will win the series.


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