Commentary

Insider Intel: Rest vs. Rust

The Cavs and Nuggets have plenty of time off before the conference finals. Will it help?

Originally Published: May 15, 2009
By Kevin Pelton | Basketball Prospectus

When the Boston Celtics and the Orlando Magic meet Sunday in Game 7 of their back-and-forth playoff series, the most interested observers will be in Cleveland. That's where the Cavaliers are resting as they await their opponent for the Eastern Conference finals. Having gone undefeated through the first two rounds of the playoffs, Cleveland has played the minimum eight games thus far. Meanwhile, Orlando will be playing its 13th game, and the Celtics will log their 14th after going the distance in consecutive series.

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