June 1, 2007

Lebron smokes the Pistons

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball

King James schooled the Pistons and single-handedly took his Cavaliers out of Detroit with win in game 5. Dropping 48 points and scoring 30 of the 31 points – including the last 25 – throughout the last possessions of the game, he truly established as one of, if not the best player in the game. He’s simply amazing to watch and can play with complete dominance (when he wants to).

I still don’t get why they call Chauncey Billups “big shot”. I don’t recall him doing anything special, but I do have a bad memory for Detroit basketball not involving the brawl at the Palace. Billups also had a chance to push the game into triple-OT but blew a layup with time dying to seal the victory for Cleveland.

The question now is who to root for. There’s the team now in the underdog role that would actually have a better chance in the finals against the Spurs. Or there’s the one-man super-team Cavaliers, who should just be called LeBron from now on. These next two games should be intriguing, but everyone should remember that, in all fairness to Detroit fans, LeBron should have won all five games of this series.

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