Cavs Nation’s First Round NBA Playoff Predictions
The Cavaliers and Celtics hold a very deceiving split of their regular season series as both teams saw changes to major areas, even the stakes, every time they matched up. The only game where both teams paraded their closest-to-playoff lineups was on a 110-79 Cavalier rout at The Quicken Loans Arena. The past two games which Boston won were no-bearing contests for Cleveland, hence, not a good measuring stick. Both teams move the ball well but Cleveland has the edge as they can better neutralize Boston’s passing game with their length and athleticism. An interesting area to watch lies beyond the arc as Cleveland loves to shoot from distance but Boston is one of the best at defending the three point line. However, this is just one facet and the Cavs have the personnel that will give them an extra gear and, ultimately, the series.
Fearless Forecast: Cleveland wins, 4-1.
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