We all knew the Cavaliers would get one of these.
We knew they would keep things close in a road game -- then finish the job. OK, maybe we didnt know it for sure. But it had to happen sometime, right?
Right, said the Cavs in their 113-111 victory Friday in a thriller at Atlanta. It didnt end until Alonzo Gee followed in a missed Dion Waiters shot with 0.4 seconds left. Before that, Cavs fans had to be thinking, Aw, man. Here we go again.
At least, anyone who saw Atlantas Josh Smith hit a three-pointer after the ball bounced off several legs probably thought it. Anyone who saw Atlantas Lou Williams tie the game with a corner three with 13.6 seconds left probably thought it, too.
The Hawks entered the game as winners of six straight. Smith and center Al Horford are borderline All-Stars. These guys are no slouches.
Neither were road opponents Memphis and Miami before them. Difference is, the Cavs just couldnt find a way.
But one thing you cant deny is even without...