The NBA playoff schedule 2010 took a night off last night. But although the 2010 NBA playoff schedule had no games on Wednesday, basketball fan had plenty to talk about. The main topic was LeBron James, and whether his legacy has been destroyed forever. After Game 5 against Boston, the obituaries on James and Cleveland as a whole have piled up in the last 24 hours. Of course, all of that talk would seem embarrassing and premature if the Cavaliers actually won Game 6. With the NBA playoff schedule resuming tonight, this is their only chance to redeem themselves.
With the Celtics’ 120-88 win on the road, Boston now seems in complete control of the series. Tonight, they can wrap it up, doom James and the Cavaliers to the roughest offseason they’ve ever had, and go to Orlando for the Eastern Conference finals. If they don’t, they go back to Cleveland for Game 7, and have everyone write them off and proclaim them choke artists.
The NBA playoff schedule 2010 wasn’t supposed to reach this stage. Even if the Celtics were to challenge the Cavaliers, they weren’t expected to have them on the ropes. Their time was supposed to pass, but with one more win, they have as much of a shot at another title as anyone.
Of course, the last time the Celtics got a blowout win in Cleveland, they got destroyed themselves at home in Game 3. The momentum has changed hands radically throughout the series, which has helped redeem the short NBA playoff schedule 2010 for the rest of round two. While the Magic, Lakers and Suns swept through their opponents, the Cavaliers and Celtics kept giving each other new life.
If Boston displays some killer instinct tonight, the round will be over. It would certainly be a change of pace for a Boston team to clinch a series, after the Bruins failed three straight times to do it. But if the Celtics blow this opportunity, and if James redeems himself, the series will once again change dramatically going into Game 7.
For the Celtics, this is a chance for an unlikely upset. But the NBA playoff schedule 2010 offers a literally historic game for Cleveland tonight. A win will save the city, and maybe even save the Cavaliers as a whole, depending on what James does now and in the offseason. A loss will be among Cleveland’s greatest sports horrors of the last 46 years, and perhaps send the former King James on his way out.
History may be made in one way or another, as the NBA playoff schedule 2010 resumes with the Cavaliers and Celtics tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN. Afterwards, there may be no games until Sunday – which would either have Game 7 in Cleveland, or Game 1 in Orlando.
ESPN- “Celtics don’t want to return to Cleveland”
Washington Post- “LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers have their backs against the wall”