UPCOMING MILESTONES: With one more win, the Cavaliers tie with the 1988-89 L.A. Lakers for the longest playoff winning streak – potentially 13 games spanning back to Game Five of last years’ finals. LeBron James is four steals away from taking the 2nd most in NBA history – overtaking Michael Jordan. With one more steal, Kyrie Irving will have made the 2nd most in Cavaliers’ postseason history, passing Anderson Varejao.
Nine games into this seasons’ playoffs, and the Cavaliers are still without a single loss. Unfortunately for the Celtics, the Cavaliers have been nearly perfect when they get out to a 1-0 lead in a series, losing just one of the 18 series. Historically, however, the Cavaliers are just 5-13 while on the road against the Celtics in the playoffs, spanning back to the 1976 Conference Finals. If the Cavaliers can continue their play from Game One, and improve on the areas that were lacking, they should be able to once again overcome and outmatch the lineups put forward by Boston, barring any major …
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