Making his NBA Playoff debut, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers ran through the Wizards like Dwight Gooden through an 8-ball, winning 97-86.
The Cavs took a lead in the 1st quarter when LeBron went on his own personal 9-0 run, and never looked back. James finished with 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists, which is what the kids call a triple-double. Not too shabby. The Cavs really should've considered making the playoffs last year, too.
The Wizards are a talented group, but their shot selection and defense today was more Washington General than Washington Wizard. LeBron just shredded them, though I suppose he would've done that to a lot of teams today. Gilbert Arenas finished with 26 for the Wiz.
Speaking of Gilbert, I wanna give some credit to him, and to ABC, for their new gimmick of having a player on each of the teams announce their starting line-ups before the game. It's kind of like what they do on Monday Night Football, but one guy introduces the whole team. Gilbert Arenas did the Wizards line-up. My personal favorite was, "And at center, seven foot... Brendan "I Love My Mama" Haywood. (giggle) Haywood."
Game 2 is Tuesday night.
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