clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Open Thread: Playoff Game 3

Playoff Game 3
Cavaliers (2-0) at Wizards (0-2)
Verizon Center
5:30 PM

Game 1: Cavaliers 97, Wizards 82.
Game 2: Cavaliers 109, Wizards 102.

If the Wizards are going to get a game in this series, today's their best chance.  They're coming home to the Verizon Center, where they're a much better team than on the road.

Most importantly, a return home should mean a better shooting night for DeShawn Stevenson and Jarvis Hayes.  That the Wizards were even in Game 2 with them shooting 5-25 combined is pretty incredible, and if they even increase their output a little bit, it should mean a victory.  

There's always that irrational fear that Cleveland will flip the switch and pick up their play, but I just don't see it.  To be honest, I think they pretty much are playing to their potential, and just aren't all that great of a team.  The only guy I really worry about is LeBron, because I know he can do better.  But, to be honest, I think the Wizards are defending him extremely well, and I don't see that changing much.

Anyway, I have a good feeling about today.  This is the game I think the Wizards will get in this series.

Here are your lines.  Remember, the Wizards ones are worth two.

Pistons at Magic: Pistons by 5.
Over/Under on Chauncey Billups assists: 9.

Cavaliers at Wizards: Cavaliers by 5.
Over/Under on Jamison's points: 28.

Spurs at Nuggets: Spurs by 2.
Over/Under on Tim Duncan's points: 22.

Rockets at Jazz: Jazz by 3.
Over/Under on total points: 170.

This is an open game thread, so post any comments of any kind here.