It was appropriate that the Celtics handed the Cavaliers their worst home playoff loss in franchise history, returning the favor from Friday's Game 3 in Boston, says our Cleveland blog, Fear The Sword.
In the blog's Game 5 recap, they start with the good parts of the night, which obviously wasn't much -- it essentially boils down to just the first 14 minutes of the game. Then they highlight some of the ... low-lights. Beginning with every Cavaliers fans' worst fear: something is wrong with LeBron James.
Perhaps it is physical. Perhaps it is mental. Whatever it is, something is wrong. It seems James is almost refusing to attack. On several possessions during key parts of the 2nd and 3rd quarters, LeBron was actually backing away in the half-court as if to say I have no desire to handle the ball. Whatever it is, and we may not find out until after the season, if at all, there is something going on in the Cavaliers locker room.
Other key points learned from a 32-point loss:
- "MIke Brown continues to look clueless."
- "It is clear the playoffs are now in Mo Williams' head."
- "LeBron starting the 2nd Quarter, nine players seeing action in the 1st Quarter, a baffling loyalty to Mo Williams despite yet another playoff series of Williams providing nothing on either end of the floor. In the end, it could cost Brown his job."
The Cavs need to figure out how to right what went wrong, and quick -- the Celtics will go for the series win Thursday night.
Now, here's LeBron James to sum up the evening (via Jose, of course):