The pros and cons of the league’s best record

April 5th, 2010 by John Krolik

Pros:

-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.

Cons:

-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.