NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals:Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston CelticsMay 11, 2010 by Bryan Polks

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers hosts the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinals match. The series between this two is tied at 2-2.

Rajon Rondo has caused a match up problem for the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers' defenders could not corral the Celtic's point guard. Mo Williams is smaller and slow to counter Rondo's speed and athleticism. The Celtics will still employ this advantage as long as Rondo is playing very well and able to carry the load until the Big Three able to find their groove.

The Cavaliers were beaten by the Celtics in Game 5 due to Rajon Rondo's exemplary leadership. Cleveland's turnovers all contributed to the loss. Lebron committed 7 turnovers in his last game and it's a tell-tale sign that the King's focus is not 100%. The Cavs must play tough defense against Rondo and let the other players help out in defense once Rondo penetrated the shaded lane.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Cleveland Cavaliers a 7-point favorite to beat the Boston Celtics and probably grab a 3-2 series lead on Tuesday night.

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