Joe D'Amico's NBA GAME OF THE YEAR
Atlanta vs. Cleveland,
05/02/2016 19:00 EDT,
Score: 93 - 104
Point Spread: -7/+102 Cleveland
This is my NBA Game of the Year.
4:05 pm pst.
Cleveland shredded Atlanta, 4-0 in LY's eastern Conference Finals and have won and covered all 3 meetings this season. The Cavs had a physical series with the Pistons in Rd 1 but have had 7 full days to rest and prepare for the Hawks. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are in top-form while Atlanta Center, Al Horford averaged just 8.5 PPG in the final 4 games in the Boston series. James and Kevin Love will aid Tristan Thompson and keep Horford contained. The big difference here is rebounding. Cleveland ranks 4th on offense and 5th defensively on the boards while Atlanta is 24th and 28th. The Cavs will look to set the tone in game 1. The Hawks are 2-6 ATS their L8 games played at the Cavs, 2-8 ATS their L10 games played on 3 or more days rest, and 1-6 ATS their L7 games played on the road. Take Cleveland. Thank you.