Despite what happened in Games 1 and 2, the Spurs have a reason to believe they can challenge the Dubs juggernaut.
What's in store for Games 3 and 4 if the Cavaliers can play better? 140 points? More than 25 made threes? Can LeBron best Michael Jordan's 63, or is he playing too efficiently to take on that type of the scoring load?
The lack of a rim protector was something the Celtics were able to get away with during the regular season and the early rounds, but was a badly exposed flaw by LeBron and the Cavs.
The Wizards were miserable to start the season, unleashed some of the best basketball in the league over the winter, then settled into acceptable Pretty Goodness the rest of the way.
The hard truth is that the Celtics have achieved as much as they can this season. It will be compelling to see what they can do against the Cavaliers and who on the roster shows an ability to give them hope against the defending champions going forward.