EAST: Heat (1) vs Bucks (8)
Talk about domination. Sorry Milwaukee fans, but it would take extreme bad luck (e.g. injuries) for the Heat to lose this series. LeBron is now free of burden and is playing his best ball in a Heat jersey. He dominates the MVP race. Wade is playing like 2006 and is rid of the body pains from last season. The Heat have this. The only question is how many games the Bucks can sneak in. Heat in 4.
Early DTTF Pick: Monta Ellis, PRA: 19/4/6
EAST: Knicks (2) vs Celtics (7)
Now this is a battle. Knicks are playing their best basketball and are peaking at the right moment. Melo will win the scoring title, but his game now is much more than points. They look like real contenders. Meanwhile, the Celtics while deemed underdogs should not be underestimated. I will never count Pierce and Garnett out that easily. If they put their hearts out on D (as what their culture should be built on) I can see them stealing this one on an upset. I love The Jet, but this year's playoffs I am rooting for the Knicks. Knicks in 6.
Early DTTF Pick:Paul Pierce, PRA: 19/6/5