Orlando sends the Cavaliers to a long summer, earns trip to NBA Finals

The Orlando Magic did what they had to do, avoid a Game 7 in Cleveland, by beating the Cavs 103-90 to win the Eastern Conference Finals 4 games to 2. 

I start this by congratulating the Orlando Magic.  They were the better team and deserve the shot they are getting at a Title.  I'll be rooting for them, because, as a Cavaliers fan, if you are going to get beat, get beat by the best.  There is no shame in defeat, not at this time of year.  Best of luck in the NBA Finals, Magic.  Make the Eastern Conference proud.

This series was alot closer than this one game will show.  There are blowouts in the playoffs all the time.  Look at the Houston/LA series.  What it comes down to are 3 games, Games 1, 2 and 4.  Either team could have won each of those games.  The Magic won 2, which earned them the right to play this game, a deciding game, in their arena.  Kudos to them.

As for the game, what more is there to say?  We have seen the issues the Magic present the Cavs.  Tonight, we saw all of them at once.  That means it was plainly visible for all to see what the Cavs need to do in the off-season to get back to this point.   While a series with Boston may have meant a shot at a championship, long term success depends on the Cavaliers revamping some of their roster.

There will be plenty of time for that.  For now, let's take a moment to tip our collective caps to the Magic, and celebrate what has been the greatest season in Cavaliers' history.  It didn't end the way we all wanted, of course, but that doesn't mean it was a complete failure.

Try and remember that as you decompress from the game.  It is disappointing, sure, but remember the rules of this website.  Stay classy, Cavs fans, even if other fans do not.

GO CAVS!

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