BOS-CLE Game 7 just tipped...
Looking at Boston's troubles on the road in the postseason is hard to understand, especially after what they did in the regular season and their record vs the West.
Still it's hard to imagine that many of the teams in the West -- Lakers, Spurs, Hornets, Jazz, Rockets, Nuggets, Mavs, Suns, Warriors -- couldn't have done away with the Hawks in fewer than seven games. Further, surely any of those teams could have picked up a win at ATL (or CLE).
With all that said, BOS could still find a way to win an NBA title if they win today at home. Then, they'd have to keep their home court winning streak alive vs DET and the Western Conference champ.
Hey, they'll be due for at least one win on the road in either the East Finals or NBA Finals, which is good enough for a league title.