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Columbus Dispatch Apr 15, 2015

Michael Arace commentary: It's fitting Cavs to open playoffs vs. Celtics

If you are a Cleveland Cavaliers fan, or even just a casual NBA fan, you remember May 11, 2010. Oh, you might not remember the exact date, or that it was a Tuesday, but you remember the game — Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Boston Celtics were in the Q. That one. It was the night LeBron James unofficially parted ways with the Cavaliers, the night the Cavs cowered and lost 120-88 to Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo and company. It was the worst playoff loss in Cavs history, in the 47th year without a major sports title in Cleveland.

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