2007 Playoffs: Detroit vs. Cleveland…Case Closed!!!

Q: What do you mean “Case Closed”? 

A: I mean Detroit’s season is over.  

Q: Did you see last year’s Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. 

A: Yes, and I’m aware of the Pistons veteran status, aggressive style of play, and even their comeback… against last year’s team, that is.  This year the Cavs are much more focused with a leader who is determined, like never before, to make his mark in the NBA.

Q: What about the fact that the Pistons play their best when their “backs are against the wall.”  They revel in a challenge.

A:  Their backs were against the wall on Thursday at the Palace, but so was Lebron’s, and amidst all the doubt and criticism regarding his ability to close out games…He delivered the most impressive individual performance in playoff history.  But I understand you still need proof, so here it is: 

5 Reasons Why Detroit’s Season is Over, and thus, this case is CLOSED:


#1 – Lebron James has now risen to heights fit only for a King.  He is in a  harmonic rhythm playing with unparalleled confidence, passion, and intensity.  Not to mention pure talent.  In game 5, he scored the last 29 out of 30 points for Cleveland and racked up a playoff career-high 48 points. 


#2 – The Rookie “Prince Gibson” has stepped up big and proven to be a fearless contender against the Piston’s swarming defense.  When Lebron drives to the basket, Gibson hangs out at the 3 point line for a pass-out, causing the Pistons defense to pick their poison (King or Prince).  In either case, both are lethal.


#3 – The Detroit Pistons are tired, both mentally and physically.  Arrogance is draining when there is no action to back it up.  They came into this series thinking it would be a walk in the park.  They’ve continued through the series as if their losses have been primarily due to them not playing their “A game.”  If that were true, at what point in a 7 game series do you start to play your “A game.” 

We’re now heading into Game 6, so let me just leave you with this…The Pistons have tried, and hard I might add, based on the closeness of the previous games, its just that the Cavaliers have played heads up, aggressive basketball, solid defense, and have taken them out of their so-called “A-game” for the majority of the series, if not all.


 #4 – Game 6 will be hosted at the Q among thousands of screaming fans known for stirring up the intensity of the Cavs, yelling “Defense” at the top of their lungs, questioning the bad calls of the refs to make good on the next call, standing in full unison with towels twirling at every opposing free throw attempt, and helping defend their home court at all cost. 

They know the NBA Finals are within arms reach.  They’re watching, along with the rest of the world, their 22-year old leader grow up before their eyes when it counts the most.  They recognize the poise.  They see the determination on the face of each of their players.  The place will be on fire.  The fans will RISE UP.  The team will RISE UP.  Oh, and you..Cavaliers fan or not, did RISE UP in awe of the spectacle at the Palace on Thursday, and you will do the same when Cleveland closes the series.


#5 – Lastly, while I’m no lawyer and have no formal knowledge of legal jargon, or anything of the like, I do know that it only takes one good witness to close a case, and Lebron and the Cavs have millions.





  1. #6 – Usher will dedicate a love song to LeBron if he wins.

  2. Now that would be funny…And kinda wierd.
    But whatever the case, WE WON!!!
    Let me know when and if you blog your predictions for Game 1 of the Finals.
    Go Cavs!!!

  3. Hi Jim. Photos i received. Thanks

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  • 2007-2008 Schedule

    (* - Denotes Home Games)

    31: vs Dallas*, 74-92 (L)

    02: vs Knicks*, 110-106 (W)
    04: vs Phoenix, 92-103 (L)
    06: vs Warriors, 108-104 (W)
    07: vs Utah, 101-103 (L)
    09: vs Sacramento, 93-91 (W)
    11: vs LA Clippers, 103-95 (W)
    12: vs Denver, 100-122 (L)
    14: vs Orlando*, 116-117 (L)
    16: vs Utah*, 99-94 (W)
    20: vs Bucks*, 107-111 (L)
    21: vs Minnesota, 97-86 (W)
    24: vs Toronto*, 111-108 (W)
    25: vs Indiana, 111-106 (W)
    27: vs Boston*, 109-104 (W)
    28: vs Detroit, 74-109 (L)
    30: vs Toronto, 82-91 (L)

    02: vs Boston, 70-80 (L)
    04: vs Nets*, 79-100 (L)
    05: vs Washington, 86-105 (L)
    08: vs Charlotte, 93-96 (L)
    11: vs Indiana*, 118-105 (W)
    14: vs Nets, 97-105 (L)
    15: vs Philadelphia*, 86-92 (L)
    17: vs Milwaukee*, 104-99 (L)
    19: vs New York, 90-108 (L)
    20: vs LA Lakers*, 94-90 (W)
    23: vs Warriors*, 96-105 (L)
    25: vs Miami*, 96-82 (W)
    27: vs Dallas, 88-81 (W)
    29: vs New Orleans, 76-86 (L)

    02: vs Atlanta*, 98-94 (W)
    04: vs Kings*, 97-93 (W)
    06: vs Toronto, 93-90 (W)
    08: vs Seattle*, 95-79 (W)
    09: vs Atlanta, 81-90 (L)
    11: vs Charlotte*, 113-106 (W)
    15: vs Memphis, 132-124 (W)
    17: vs San Antonio, 90-88 (W)
    21: vs Miami, 97-90 (W)
    23: vs Wizards*, 121-85 (W)
    25: vs Phoenix*, 108-110 (L)
    27: vs La Lakers, 98-95 (W)
    30: vs Portland, 84-83 (W)
    31: vs Seattle, 95-101 (L)

    02: vs LA Clippers*, 98-84 (W)
    05: vs Boston*, 114-113 (W)
    07: vs Houston, 77-92 (L)
    08: vs Atlanta, 100-95 (W)
    10: vs Denver*, 83-113 (L)
    11: vs Orlando, 118-111 (W)
    13: vs Spurs*, 105-112 (L)
    19: vs Houston*, 85-93 (L)
    20: vs Indiana, 106-97 (W)
    22: vs Wizards*, 90-89 (W)
    24: vs Memphis*, 109-89 (W)
    26: vs Milwaukee, 102-105 (L)
    27: vs Boston, 87-92 (L)
    29: vs Minnesota*, 92-84 (W)

    02: vs Chicago*, 95-86 (W)
    05: vs New York, 119-105 (W)
    06: vs Chicago, 96-107 (L)
    08: vs Indiana*, 103-95 (W)
    10: vs Portland*, 88-80 (W)
    12: vs New Jersey, 99-104 (L)
    13: vs Washington, 99-101 (L)
    16: vs Charlotte*, 98-91 (W)
    17: vs Orlando, 90-104 (L)
    19: vs Detroit*, 89-73 (W)
    21: vs Toronto*, 90-83 (W)
    22: vs Milwaukee, 8:30p
    26: vs New Orleans*, 7p
    29: vs Detroit, 7:30p
    30: vs Philadelphia*, 6p

    02: vs Charlotte, 7p
    03: vs Chicago*, 8p
    05: vs Orlando*, 3p
    09: vs New Jersey*, 7p
    11: vs Chicago, 7p
    13: vs Miami*, 1p
    14: vs Philadelphia, 7p
    16: vs Detroit*, 7p
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