Contrary to what was posited in the Saturday Night Live sketch that was cut for time last weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard is in fact not a Roomba. However, such a point guard would have been handy in sweeping up the smoldering ashes of the Toronto Raptors following Monday night’s Game 4 extinction level event. As expected, the Cavs completed their impressive clean sweep of the top seeded dinos, by raining fiery rocks from the perimeter and erupting in the paint. All five starters were in double figures, and their guards barely missed a shot in the first half. Their non-Roomba point guard even drove for successive dunks in the first quarter, while LeBron James just calmly dished dimes and crushed any spirit the Raptors had left. It was a resounding, impressive and absolute statement of a closeout game that should leave no doubts about this team’s ability to make a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals.
To break down this game, this sweep, and the playoffs to date, EG, Tom and Eli hopped into the booth for a bit. We talked about how much a reinvigorated and healthy support staff have helped LeBron, who their opponent in the ECF will be, whether or not their rugged first round series against the Pacers will pay dividends in the next one, and what could become of the shattered remains of the Raptors. We also dish a little on President Genius, Brad Stevens, and what the Cavs odds of winning the draft lottery might be. And, we didn’t manage to get too swept away or long in the tooth.