Thursday, April 12, 2007

As much as I hate cliches'.....

...tonight is a must-win for the Cavs. For two reasons.

One, they've got to win every game, plus hope for one Chicago loss to get the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. If we lose just once, we have to pray for the Bulls to lose two out of their last three games, and that's just not going to happen.

But tonight is a must-win for another reason. If we win, we clinch home-court advantage for the first round of the playoffs.

Yes, I know that we'll hold the fifth seed if we don't overtake Chicago, and that in most worlds, 5th seeds do NOT play host to 4th seeds. But this is the new NBA rules...the BEST RECORD gets home-court advantage ALWAYS, no matter what.

And if we win tonight, we'll have a 4-game lead on Miami (4th-seed team) with three games to play. Ergo, we'll finish with a better record and get that home court advantage.

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