Sunday, December 7, 2008

14, 18, 35, 15, 12, 36, 24, 20. Wow. The margins of victory in the Cavs last 8 games. The totals are, if anything, misleading, because the games are consistently ending with Lebron and other starters firmly on the bench, having a grand old time. The last team to win 8 games in a row by 12 points or more is...the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. And that team was a pretty good team. Something like 72-10.

John Hollinger writes that ESPN's playoff tool shows the Cavaliers with a 20% chance of winning 70 or more games--double that of the second most likely team--the much vaunted Lakers.