Well, did we really expect the Cavs to be there in the first place? I wish they'd have won. I wish they'd have won even one game. But the Cavs are still a team on the rise. In the Eastern Conference, while they've got Chicago and Miami to worry about next year, but this is a team that could well be back, and be better for the experience of now having been to the finals before.
The other day I compared a Cavs sweep to The Drive, etc. But it isn't really the same. In those games, the Cleveland team was heavily favored to win, and was moments away from victory when it all came crashing down. The Cavs weren't favored. But they were competitive in these games even if they didn't win any of them.
It creates a tall order for next year. Having been to the finals this year, in order to have a more successful season next year, they must return to the finals next year and win. Can they do it with this personnel? Will they make any key additions that will help push them over the top? Or can they do it with the group of guys they have now?