9. A True Home Court Advantage
You can ask LeBron himself. Playing at American Airlines Arena and playing at the Q is a night and day difference. When LeBron was playing in a Heat uniform he would sometimes receive louder cheers at away games than at home. So much so that LeBron and co. referred to themselves as the “Heatles” because of how they took their show on the road.
With the Cavaliers likely to hold the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the home crowd will play a huge factor as the Cavs will likely advance if they win their home games, unless they match up against the Hawks or another team with a better record.
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