Talk about Deja Vu. Almost exactly the same situation as Game 1. Comes down to the last possession, LeBron at the top of the key. I think everyone in the world knew he was going to shoot it tonight (or the 7 of us watching the game), even if he was quadruple teamed.
And he did, and he missed. Of course, it sure looked like he got fouled in the process - multiple times. Once on the drive and once on the shot.
While we still believe that he made the right decision in Game 1 to pass out to Marshall, no one will second guess tonight's decision. No one was open when he drove. He also got fouled in the process. We'll give him some slack for that. But the truth is, if you're paid what LeBron's paid, then you should probably hit the shot anyway.
Funny thing is, LeBron actually should have been bailed out by Larry Hughes. Hughes had a fairly wide open look from about 7-feet and bricked it. There's no excuse for that miss.
But all this is getting away from the real problem, which is Cleveland scored a total of 26 second half points and once again LeBron shrank in the late game spotlight when his team needed him. That won't happen forever, of course, but right now, the King is coming up pretty small in this series.
So now the Cavs, who could easily be up in this series 2-0, are now down 0-2 and in some serious trouble. Maybe. Even though logic says the Pistons should maybe finally wakeup and start playing harder, we know they won't. They always fall asleep when up 2-0 in a series.
This Eastern Conference Finals series has also taught us something else as well. Neither of these teams has a prayer against the Spurs. Period.
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