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Cavaliers-Pistons: Not Quite What It Used to Be

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Any fan of the NBA in recent years has recognized that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons had a very fierce rivalry in the past three seasons.

This season, not so much, as the Cavs come into the playoffs as the best overall team in the NBA, and the Pistons as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Three years ago, these teams put on a show in the Conference Semis. The year after Lebron James lit up the Pistons in that memorable Game 5 in the Palace.

What happened to this great rivalry? Age and the experience gap.

The Pistons have aged rapidly especially in recent years, while Cleveland has had a good supply of young talent.

Not to mention the bust that has been the A.I...

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