There has been much speculation as to how Cleveland was going to respond after another long layover and actually playing some good competition. We all found out that it wasn't going to be good. The Cavs started game one versus the Magic strong and it looked as though they were going to reach the finals with ease, but the Magic fought their way back and snuck out a one point win after a Rashard Lewis 3-pointer with 14 seconds left.
The Cavs have not played anyone that has challenged them until tonight when they found themselves in a second half dogfight, that they eventually lost. The Cavs I think are the team to beat and their loss tonight doesn't change my mind. They were just fatigued and that showed late in the fourth quarter, but as the series goes on they will get back in the groove and we will once again see why they are the number team in the league, with the best player.
There is no need to panic just yet if you are a Cavs fan. They will bounce back, but it will be interesting to see how they respond to adversity which they have not seen in a couple of months as they have scorched the NBA with a record of 29-3 until last night. I am excited for the series to play out and se what happens. I predict that the Cavs win 4-2.