April 20, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA: Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) brings the ball up court during the game against the New York Knicks at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USPRESSWIRE
We're down to the final four games of the season and the Cavaliers are sitting at 21-41. Tonight, Kyrie Irving and company face the San Antonio Spurs, who currently hold the number one seed in the West. Those two facts should tell you that the Spurs are really good and that the Cavs are really bad. It doesn't take an expert to tell you how this game should play out.
Song of the Day: U Can't Touch This - MC Hammer
Cleveland Cavaliers (21-41) at San Antonio Spurs (46-16)
Sigh. What should I tell you that you don't already know? The Spurs are totally awesome and the Cavaliers basically suck. D.J. Kennedy might make his Cavaliers debut, so that's pretty exciting. Because the Spurs are so old, there's a good chance that they want to get as much rest as possible before the playoffs. No, that doesn't mean that Coach Pop will rest Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, or Tony Parker. Instead, it means that the Spurs will probably build an enormous first half lead, take out their stars and then just cruise to an easy 20-point victory. This is definitely one of those games that could make me fall asleep in the second half.
I'd like to take this moment to congratulate all of you fans that have stuck around to this point in the season. It's been no doubt easier than last season, but still, 21 wins and 41 losses is tough to watch. If you're still willing to take 3 hours to watch Omri Casspi fumble the ball out of bounds and brick open layups, then that deserves some props. I mention this for two reasons. First, because I have nothing to say about this game. No amount of analysis is going to help you while watching this epic beatdown. What do you want from me? Tim Duncan is really good. There's nobody on this roster that can defend Manu. Are those things helpful? Didn't think so. Therefore, I'll use up space by giving you a pat on the back. The second reason that I mention this is that it's your last chance to get out. I understand not wanting to quit when you've made it this far, but the Spurs destroyed the Cavs last time. They beat us by 35 points at home. Tonight, we travel to San Antonio. It's gonna be ugly.
Tim Duncan vs. Father Time
The Big Fundamental has lasted a really long time. He's been one of the most consistent superstars in NBA history, but he's definitely slowing down. It's remarkable that the Spurs are still where they are considering how much mileage is on Timmy's knees. Some superstars age like Vince Carter. Others do it gracefully like Tim Duncan. Father Time will win eventually, but Tim Duncan has put up a hell of a fight. And he's still a hell of a player.
Fear the Sword's Fearless Prediction:
Pain. The Spurs roll the Cavaliers by a score of 106-89.