Saturday, April 18, 2009


The NBA playoffs start at noon:30 today!
Here are my personal Eastern Conference analysis!
There are some very good matchups!!! I am sooo looking forward to more than a few of them! Let’s start with my personal favorite to win it all...The Cleveland Cavaliers against the Detroit Pistons. Trading Billups hurt the Pistons but Stuckey and Hamilton give Pistons nice tandem. However the Cavs have a nice blend of veteran experience and young legs on the bench, not to mention they have this guy…ummm…I can’t remember his name….ummm….oh yeah…Lebron JAMES!!!

Lebron’s leadership and and newly discovered defensive skills have propelled the Cavs to the best team in the NBA with a home record of 39-2. I am a witness! (Literally) Either way, this will be just as quick and painless as the Lakers first round. The Pistons' chances of making their seventh straight East finals end at LeBron's feet. Cavs will win the series in 5 games.

Boston Celtics versus my beloved Chicago Bulls. The Bulls have made great strides this season, with a great rookie PG in Derrick Rose, however even with out Garnett the Celts are just going to be too much for the Bulls. The Bulls have a rookie coach and young players with NO playoff experience. So even though the Celtics are hurting right now, they still take advantage of the inexperience and youth of the Bulls, sad to say. Celtics will win the series in 6 games.

The Orlando Magic versus the Philadelphia 76ers. Are Turkoglu and Lewis healthy? That could be a big factor, but either or, the 76ers have NO answer for Dwight Howard. Van Gundy is a very good coach and the Magic are just too nice for Philly in the end. The Orlando Magic will win the series in 4 games.

Last up in the eastern conference is the Miami Heat versus the Atlanta Hawks. Dwyane Wade has clearly re-established himself as one the NBA's top players and MVP candidate.
The Rookie Michael Beasley is starting to develop into the player he was drafted to be for the Heat. Frankly even though the Hawks have home court advantage, I just would not bet against Wade right now. He has been straight unconscious with it this year, I have to go with the HEAT. Miami Heat will win the series in 6 games.
I personally see no team capable of defeating the Cavaliers in 7 games, but as a wise man once said, "that is why they play the games". If it was that easy we could just give the Eastern Conference to the Cleveland Cavs right now. But no, they will have to take it!!

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