Game 4 takes place tonight. So far, the Cavaliers have had their weak moments, but have always managed to get the job done. A 3-0 lead all but seals the deal, especially against an already-weakened Washington team. The Cavs will move on to the second round, it's now just a question of when they will get there.
I won't get into too much detail about what this series would have been like if Arenas and Butler were healthy. Yes, it would have been better and probably had stretched to 6 games, but the Wizards were flailing before the two stars went down. Anyway, it's all speculation. Right now, it is what it is....and it's 3-0, Cavs.
Looking ahead briefly into the second round, I thought Toronto would be the team we'd probably face. They were playing amazing basketball towards the end of the season, tearing it up by going 15-4 (before resting everybody for the final two games). But they just seem to have hit the proverbial brick wall. New Jersey just looks like they're overwhelming them at every phase.
Frankly, I'd rather face Toronto, because I think we match up better. But we've won 2 of 3 against the Nets this year. It's just that the tandem of Kidd and Carter are scary. Again, I think we can handle them....but it won't be easy like Round 1.
Another thing....take a look at the Playoff seedings. We have the chance to make the NBA Finals by defeating the 7th seed, 6th seed and 5th seed. I wonder if that's ever happened?
Psst....go Warriors. Is there anybody outside of the DFW area NOT cheering for Golden State now?