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JordansBulls
12-20-2008, 04:37 PM
Other than Boston, can any other team beat the Cavs in a series in the East?

Sport
12-20-2008, 04:52 PM
I think Atlanta proved last year that they are a team to reckon with.

Not saying that they would beat them, but its certainly possible. Maybe even Orlando.

SteveNash
12-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Not right now, maybe with injuries or with trades other teams can catch up.

Ni55anpat
12-20-2008, 05:23 PM
Magic are playing damn good ball right now.

My 3 teams in the East RIGHT NOW

1. Celtics
2. Magic
3. Cavs

superkegger
12-20-2008, 05:36 PM
I don't see why Orlando or Atlanta couldn't knock them off. It wouldn't be easy, but they certainly could. While it seems damn near impossible at the moment, I think Detroit, if they could figure it out, and make it click, could be a dangerous team to underestimate come playoff time. They might not be, but it could happen.

Ryan328
12-20-2008, 05:44 PM
Orlando I think could beat Cleveland. And like superkegger said if Detroit can ever figure out what they're doing they could be dangerous.

Ryan328
12-20-2008, 05:44 PM
I also feel Cleveland is the only threat to Boston as well.

_Sn1P3r_
12-20-2008, 05:51 PM
I think Orlando could put some challenge to them.

NYMetros
12-20-2008, 05:56 PM
Atlanta.

Kings Faithful
12-20-2008, 06:06 PM
Atlanta maybe.

Hawkeye15
12-20-2008, 06:20 PM
nope.

IversonIsKrazy
12-20-2008, 06:28 PM
Orlando or Detroit

BTownTeamsRKing
12-20-2008, 06:37 PM
Atlanta. dont underestimate them. they can beat anyone when JJ is hitting

The Answer3
12-20-2008, 08:32 PM
Detroit.

cmstophe
12-20-2008, 09:39 PM
Weird way to word the topic. Obviously, a lot of teams COULD beat the Cavs.

If you're asking WOULD...the answer is no, only Boston. :)

unwantedplayer
12-20-2008, 09:51 PM
Either Atlanta or Orlando. Detroit is not the same team anymore after the Billups-A.I trade. Their team is now more focused on offense and no on defense. Defense won't win against the high-flying LeBron James and his Cavs. Atlanta in 7 and Orlando is 5.

dawgsfan_45
12-20-2008, 10:00 PM
Atlanta. We actually have some depth this year.

Lebron23
12-21-2008, 04:19 AM
None of the Above. You can put the Lakers in the East, and the Cavs will destroy them in 5 games.

ProdigyI
12-21-2008, 04:21 AM
The Bulls would beat the cavs in the playoffs.

zambo4president
12-21-2008, 05:20 AM
Change Cavs to Lebron.

Rhino
12-21-2008, 05:42 AM
Atl or Orl

Rhino
12-21-2008, 05:42 AM
You gotta admit the east is weak again this year.

BTownTeamsRKing
12-21-2008, 10:30 AM
You gotta admit the east is weak again this year.

the East is now stronger than the West. the Best team is in the east: Celtics

the Cavs have been smashing through teams not named Boston or Atl.
the Hawks are FOR REAL. Joe Johnson is sick and that ATL homecourt is something i do not want to face in the playoffs.

Orlando is much improved and just beat the lakers.

Even the lesser teams are giving strong teams trouble:
nets lead by Harris
Pacers lead by Granger

jimbobjarree
12-21-2008, 11:11 AM
the Knicks

kyleh1987
12-21-2008, 11:19 AM
Orlando or maybe Atlanta. Anyone who says no one other than Boston can beat the Cavs is just straight stupid. Orlando only lost 6 games and thats only two more than what Cleveland has. Though I would say the Cavs win a series agaisnt them, the Magic can most defanitely pull out a series win.

Bg7getclutch
12-21-2008, 11:44 AM
To me, Cavs are getting lucky. I dont think there that good.

NYMetros
12-21-2008, 11:50 AM
You gotta admit the east is weak again this year.

The east is stronger than the west.

So does that make the west super weak?

JordansBulls
12-21-2008, 03:04 PM
You gotta admit the east is weak again this year.

Is that why the east has 3 of the top 4 teams in the league record wise and a better record against the west?

The Answer3
12-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Is that why the east has 3 of the top 4 teams in the league record wise and a better record against the west?

Overall, the West is still better than the East. Only 6 teams in the east are above .500. Though the east has the top 2 team in the league. (Cavs, Boston)

JordansBulls
12-22-2008, 12:48 PM
Overall, the West is still better than the East. Only 6 teams in the east are above .500. Though the east has the top 2 team in the league. (Cavs, Boston)

Not really. Overall it is a 9 team race to make the playoffs in the west, while the east has about 11-12 teams that can make it.

Iron24th
12-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Orlando,Detroit,Atlanta, the cavs haven't prove anything,I don't understand why people are so high on them,that's just 26 games played on 82;they still can fall badly.

BluejaysFan08
12-22-2008, 01:48 PM
raptors

BluejaysFan08
12-22-2008, 01:49 PM
when they are healthy

NYKnickFanatic
12-22-2008, 02:28 PM
Boston would not beat the Cavs in a 7 game series.
I could guarantee that.

wwwhat
12-22-2008, 02:30 PM
Orlando's front court is so much more athletic than the Cavs, but I think it'd be interesting to see how having to guard big Z would hurt D-Howard's game since Z can hang around the 3 point line and bring D12 out of the lane and open it for Mo/Lebron.

If Orlando had someone who could guard Lebron decently I'd take them (Pietrus?) but I don't think they do.

wwwhat
12-22-2008, 02:31 PM
Orlando,Detroit,Atlanta, the cavs haven't prove anything,I don't understand why people are so high on them,that's just 26 games played on 82;they still can fall badly.

:P Can you understand why your Laker fans are so down on them after only 26 games?

midwestmadman
12-22-2008, 02:59 PM
I am a Pistons fan but I am one that is actually a realist, here is the scoop, The Cavs are the best team right now, IMO better than the C's I don't care what the records are. The east will come down the the Cavs and the Celtics and this year the Cavs will drop them in 6 games if rosters and health remain the same come playoff time. Rumors were flying about the Cavs adding Marion which I don't think would be a good idea personally, however a trade can always be made which can work for or against any team, the only weak spot I see in Cleveland right now is a low post presence who can score with his back to the basket the way Joe Smith did for them last year, this person doesn't need to start or be a star but give them 15 good minutes off the bench and score a few points and rebound the ball, and the Cavs D looks much quicker and improved, The Celtics D is still great and better than anyone else right now, but I wonder what will happen with the big three's come playoff time, the age might be ready to catch up to at least one of them and a team like Cleveland could really wear them out. I think they are ripe for the picking but it will still take a stong / elite team to break thier pride and will, the Cavs are the only team in the east that can do it and probably will do it.

midwestmadman
12-22-2008, 03:08 PM
"Orlando,Detroit,Atlanta, the cavs haven't prove anything,I don't understand why people are so high on them,that's just 26 games played on 82;they still can fall badly."

What has LA proved? They aren't the defending champions and the Cavs played the C's better than LA did taking them to 7 games versus getting kocked off in 6. By the way having Bynum last year in the Finals would have made no difference Lakers fans sorry to inform you. X-Mas day will be a massacre and Boston will be destroying Lakerland, this might be a rare time I actually am pulling for the Celtics.

ragee
12-22-2008, 03:40 PM
Magic... The Cavs may have better players but the Magic has Dwight... Dd you guys saw what he did to the Lakers? HE was in foul trouble but whenever he is on the court, he dominates.... I also think the Hawks has a chance too...

JordansBulls
12-22-2008, 03:41 PM
Boston would not beat the Cavs in a 7 game series.
I could guarantee that.

Why you say that?

BTownTeamsRKing
12-22-2008, 04:32 PM
Orlando,Detroit,Atlanta, the cavs haven't prove anything,I don't understand why people are so high on them,that's just 26 games played on 82;they still can fall badly.

cavs are 5-4 against teams with an above .500 winning percentage. one man cannot beat a team. they are good, but highly overated.

NYKnickFanatic
12-22-2008, 05:12 PM
Why you say that?

They are by far better than last year.
Everyone is playing well together.
Mo Williams was a great addition.
This is LeBrons year. There is no stopping him. He will lead his team to a title this year. Boston cant contain LeBron and the Cavs in a 7 game series.
The only way I see something going wrong is if a key injury occurs or they make a trade and it disrupts the teams chemistry.

midwestmadman
12-22-2008, 05:18 PM
Lakers have lost to the Indiana Pacers (as have the Celtics), the Lakers also lost the Heat and Orlando back to back, and they lost to Sacramento, not to mention the Pistons in L.A., again what have the Lakers proved?

midwestmadman
12-22-2008, 05:24 PM
Note the Pistons are sub .500 with AI at 10-11 after their loss to Atlanta Sunday (0-6 on Sunday games) yet they exposed the Lakers (who were healthy with Bynum, Gasol, Kobe and the rest oo them) for thier soft D, they stand little to no chance to win the title over any defensive minded team that comes out of the East, the power has shifted back to the east, I like the way the game is played in the west but they Championship play is back here in the East again. I think Boston, Cleveland or even Orlando would all beat the Lakers in a 7 game series, and before they lose in the finals they would still need to beat Houston, Utah, New Orleans, and San Antonio and I doubt they are just going to lay down and let L.A. just coast into the finals.

Lebron23
12-22-2008, 07:49 PM
Cavaliers are actually 6-4 againts teams with an above .500 winning percentage, and I can see them destroying the Los Angeles Lakers next Month because they aren't playing like a true championship contender in the last 3 weeks.

I am not impressed with the Lakers because they were beaten by the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat.

By the the Cavaliers are still undefeated in their Home court, and we have our best start in our franchise history.

cmstophe
12-22-2008, 08:14 PM
To me, Cavs are getting lucky. I dont think there that good.

No, i think you're just bitter. Hollinger had a stat that if the Cavs spotted their opponents 10 points they'd still have a Top 4 record in the NBA.

Yeah, sounds like "luck" to me. If anyone is lucky, it's Boston, who has yet to deal with any injuries (like the Cavs and Magic have) and aren't really blowing people out.

Theanswer76
12-22-2008, 08:32 PM
bobcats:smoking:

Ansy
12-22-2008, 08:41 PM
The Lakers match up well against them on paper, but so has pretty much everyone the Cavs have beaten in the past few years. I think that would be a good series.