-Shaq, if he recovers, gets a chance to play in some games that don’t really mean anything and try to integrate himself with the rest of the rotation. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not thrilled about going into the playoffs with a starting frontcourt that’s barely played together.
-Boobie and Jamario might actually get some minutes.
-Rest for LeBron and the rest of the starters. I don’t think they’ll sit more than one or two full games, but they will get a chance to rest up and be 100% fresh for the playoffs.
-Home-court advantage. If the Cavs don’t lose at the Q, they win the championship. I like the sound of that.
-2-3-2. If the Cavs manage to make the finals, their opponents will either have to beat them twice in Cleveland or win three games in a row.
-The Sundiata Gaines game, the “LEBRON, WHY DID YOU PULL UP FROM THREE THERE” game, the Denver game, and other games are officially moot with regards to the Cavs’ playoff positioning. I will sleep much better because of this fact.
-LeBron now has the MVP award all but locked up.
-The Cavs won’t play a game that will matter for almost a month. Rust does concern me.
-What will happen to LeBron’s historic statistical dominance if he’s resting or not taking the games seriously?
-If the Cavs fail to win the title after holding the best regular-season record for two years in a row, it will trigger the hatepocalypse.
-The Cavs have a 6 game lead on Orlando, but only a .2 point lead in point differential. If the Cavs go into that series strutting, there could be some problems.