I remember one year the Hawks surprisingly started the season 13-0 (or was it 12-0?) and went into the all star break leading the division. They ended up making the playoffs.... and then getting bounced out in the first round. I'm just saying is all.
Then again, THIS Eastern conference isn't exactly the Eastern conference of the mid- to late-90s.
Indiana will correct their problems. They win in 6. Heat in 5. They are rested. Clippers in 6. They got through the owner issues to win a tough series. Portland in 5. They are on fire and way too athletic for the spurs.