Boston 97, Cleveland 92: Yeah, yeah it was a great display of offensive prowess by both Paul Pierce (41 points) and LeBron James (45 points). And it was a truly great game. But we all know this is the exception to the rule in the Eastern Conference.
That’s why I, for one, am not looking forward to the Boston-Detroit matchup in the Conference Finals. I can only take so many 85-81 games before I lose interest and flip to the nearest baseball game.
That said: Early advantage goes to the Pistons. They’re rested, have the experience as a group and can probably actually win on the road.
I really hate to keep beating an Eight Belles here (you’ll get it, just think on it for a minute), but until the Celtics prove they can win on the road against playoff competition — I mean, hell, they couldn’t even do it against Atlanta — they’re vulnerable. We know Detroit can do it.
And, as an aside, where the hell was Ray Allen this whole series? Will he ever resurface?
Maybe we’ll all be so lucky as to get another Detroit-San Antonio finals. Yawn. I guess we’ll find out tonight.
Photo: Boston Globe