The Orlando Magic handed the Cleveland Cavaliers its first loss of the postseason and third loss at home this season in game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Magic won 107-106. MVP Lebron James may be the best player in the league, but last night’s loss to the Magic proves that even a King needs some support.
James scored 49 of the Cavaliers 106 points, approximately 46 percent of the team’s total points. Of course he could do this every game, but this team wasn’t built to win that way. Mo Williams has to shoot better, 6-19 won’t do it, and Big Z must attempt to score more because with his lack of foot speed, we all know he’s going to get torched by Dwight Howard, so why not make him work on both ends of the court.
Lebron was physically drained at game’s end, it took him about 5 minutes to get to the locker room, probably the longest 5 minutes in coach Mike James life. Will the Cavs win this series? I don’t know. Though they had the best record in the league during the regular season, they are not the best team in the league. In my opinion, Orlando has more talent from top to bottom, but their nightly effort is inconsistent. If the Magic gives a herculean, or should I say superman like effort every game, they’ll win this series in 6 games.