Justin Bieber fans will be rooting for the Cavaliers to sweep the Pistons
It's unclear what percentage of Justin Bieber fans in Cleveland are also big fans of LeBron James and the Cavaliers, but the thousands of them who have tickets for a concert at The Q on April 26 are suddenly invested in the Cavs' first round playoff matchup with the Detroit Pistons.
The top-seeded Cavaliers have home court advantage over the eighth-seeded Pistons, but Detroit is decent enough to the point where few people are predicting a four-game sweep. Since a potential Game 5 is scheduled for April 26, too, the Bieber show would be postponed because (via Jason Lloyd of Ohio.com) the NBA's agreement with the arena would take precedence over any other event.
Cavs officials say should the Game 5 be necessary in seven-game series — the NBA by contract trumps any other scheduled event at the arena and the tip off will go off sans any Beliebers in the stands.
The Cavs say they have already reached out the concert organizers to make contingency plans should the concert have to be postponed.
The Cavaliers have a 13-game winning streak against first-round opponents, and have pulled off sweeps in the first round the last three times the team has played in the postseason. Bieber fans in Cleveland will be rooting for them to do the same to the Pistons, because otherwise, they'll need to wait a few months longer to see the man perform in concert.