After having over a week off, the Cleveland Cavaliers finally know who they will be facing off with in the Eastern Conference Finals...the number one seed in the Eastern Conference Boston Celtics. The Celtics are coming off of a seven game series against the Washington Wizards in which physical play and trash talk were the headlines for basically each game. The Cavs and Celtics split the regular season series
LeBron James has been unbelievable in the first two rounds of the playoffs. James is averaging 34.4 PPG, 9 RPG, 7.1 APG, while shooting 55.7% from the field including 46.8% from behind the arch. This might be the best LeBron James we've ever seen. And we are talking about the same player who led each statistical category in the 2016 NBA Finals.
Where the problems lie for the Celtics is the lack of shooting they have, compared to the Cavs and someone to match-up against Tristan Thompson. Thompson is an "X factor" in this series. Thompson's ablility to crash the glass and switch and defend opposing teams guards. So Thompson is key in the Cavs pick-and-roll defense.
Cavs Sweep the Celtics and have another 7+ days off. Each game should be relatively close, but having LeBron on your team trumps all. LeBron James will be in his 7th straight NBA Finals and the Cavs vs Warriors III seems like an inevitability.