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Ok,so when your entire starting backcourt (Mo Williams, Delonte West) goes 1-18, scores 4 points combined and you still win by 11 points what do you think will happen when they pour in 36 (Mo 24, Delonte 12)? Answer- a 21 point 99-78 victory to complete the clean sweep of the Detroit Pistons. Yet another testament to coach Mike Brown and his diligent work because he had the Cavaliers fine tuned and ready to perform Sunday afternoon.
Though the box score shows an impressive 21 point margin of victory, the entire game had the feel of a 40 point beat down. Kobe Bryant should be watching his clock and counting down the seconds left because LeBron James is closing in on,if he’s not already there, the title of the NBA’s best player.
James torched Detroit with 36 points 13 rebounds and 8 assists. “You’re only born with a certain amount of gifts,” he said. “You have to take advantage of them, and put in the work. My work ethic has helped me be the player I am today.”
He was hitting 3’s from all over the floor, driving the lane for dunks, and barely missed hitting his head on the rim when he skied for a swat that sent the ball in the second row. Plus today it wasn’t only James making noise, the Cavalier starters went from 49 points last game to 86.
This win puts the Cavs in pretty good company being only the third team in NBA history to sweep a series and have double digit victories in all four games(1980 Celtics 2004 Pacers). Cleveland now gets to sit back and play spectator as they await their round two opponent in either Atlanta or Miami.