After losing the second game of the series at home, many wondered about the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back beating the Celtics, for their worst postseason loss.
LeBron James, who has had a daily segment on every sports show in the world based strictly on his injured arm, scored 38 points, with 21 of them coming in the first quarter in the 124-95 win. Antawn Jamison, who came over from Washington mid-season added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Despite the loss, Rajon Rondo scored 18 points and dished out 8 assists.
Game four of the Eastern Conference semifinals will come on Sunday in Boston. The Celtics will then head to Cleveland on May 11th in the evening, followed by game six on May 13th in Boston.
In the other Eastern Conference postseason series the Orlando Magic are up 2-0 on the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic won the opener by 43 points, and then picked up a game two win Thursday night by 14. The third game of the best-of-seven series will come on Saturday, when the series shifts to Atlanta. The two teams will stay in Atlanta for game four on Monday night; May 10th. If the series needs five or six games; game five is in Orlando on May 12th, and game six in Atlanta on May 14th.
The Western Conference sees the top seeded Los Angeles Lakers holding a 2-0 lead on the Utah Jazz. Game three of the series will take place Saturday night. The San Antonio Spurs will fight for their postseason life on Friday night, as they are down 2-0 to the Phoenix Suns. The Suns finished the season with a 54-28 record, for the third seed, while the Spurs, who upset Dallas in round won, are the seven seed in the postseason.
The NBA Playoffs will continue through the middle weeks of June, where a NBA Champion will be crowned. Last season, the Los Angeles Lakers downed the Orlando Magic, for Kobe Bryant’s fourth NBA Championship. The big story during this postseason has been LeBron James future and if this will be his last postseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers. His Cavs are six wins away from the NBA finals, and 10 wins away from a title.