Season of dreams almost over
Admit it, we've all seen signs of this happening in the Eastern Conference finals.
I tried to caution everyone that would listen that this could happen against Orlando. Well, the Magic are up 3-1 and have a chance to close it out on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Since 1947, teams that have a 3-1 lead have won 182 of 190 series. For those of you who don't have a calculator, that's 95.6 percent of the time.
The Cavs might win Game 5, but the Magic are a better team. They have too many weapons, too many deadly shooters and the best big man in the game. It adds up to a possible championship team.
But this was supposed to be the Cavs' year. They have the best player in the league, the best record in the league and set a bushel full of franchise records. What does it all mean? Not a thing if the Magic go to the NBA Finals.
The Cavs have said all season that if they don't win the title, it will be a disappointing season. The way it's coming to an end, there's going to be much disappointment.
The Cavs have been grasping at straws for a couple games. They've tried every defensive tactic possible. He's tried Sasha Pavlovic and now Wally Szczerbiak off the bench. Nothing has worked.
And, now, the season is close to being over. It's going to be difficult to put a capper on the 2008-09 season, but it's almost here, like it or not.