Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Game One to Remember

Everyone's blood pressure was rising during Game One, and it was an amazing game to be sure. Even in the first half, I was never panicky, because it seemed the Cavs missed a ton of layups--and that is a lot better sign than missing a ton of jump shots, because you know that layups are eventually going to fall, and the fact that the Cavs were getting good looks was a good sign. Not as good a sign, that Rajon Rondo was absolutely unstoppable--again against the Cavs. I don't know what the secret is to stopping Rondo, but my gut says it's initials are D.W.

Anyway, so many amazing moments, from Delonte's swinging dunk, to LeBron's 3rd quarter ending shot, to Shaq's takeoff and throwdown. But of course, it was "Air" Mo Williams huge dunk that got the game totally turned around. It was so unexpected that I didn't realize what happened--it was too loud for me to hear the announcers and I couldn't tell if the layup that I figured Mo was trying to get off actually made it to the rim. But wow--that's the Mo that we wanted to see last year, and the Mo we know we have.

This might be a collection of highlights we want to see for a long time...