Boston just HAD to go and fall asleep in the second half, didn't they? A Miami/New York match would have gone right down to the wire and I could have done my happy dance watching LeBron go out in the first round.
Bulls in four Heat in five Celtics in six Magic in five
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
-Bulls in 4. Thanks for showing up, Indy. -Heat in 6. I'm still not totally convinced Miami can just roll over a playoff team that easily. Phily will give them a tough time. -Celtics in 5. Why so many people here in NY think the Knicks have a chance is beyond me. The Celtics won all 4 regular season games between the two, NY's D is awful, and Carmelo is severely overrated as a playoff performer (7 times his team has made the playoffs and only once have they gone past the 1st round). Boston may be old and hurt but NY is still no match for them. -Magic in 6. There's nothing compelling about Atlanta to ever want me to pick them. I know they've made the playoffs the last couple of years and have made it extremely difficult for teams to get by them, but I just can't ever see them actually winning a playoff series.
Well, even I didn't expect the Pacers to have given the Bulls a run for their money in Games 1 and 2. Hope Collison can get back for Game 3.
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Let's not forget to mention how great this is for Washington. Okafor never lived up to his potential, but he's a great (GREAT) veteran addition to a young team that is starting to be built around John Wall.