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With the regular season finished, the NBA Playoffs are set to get under way on Saturday. The seeds are set, and we'll go through each first round matchup in both conferences. Outside of Golden State, does any team seem to have an easy matchup in its opening series? With how loaded the Western Conference is, it seems like anything is possible outside of the Warriors advancing.
In the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks may have the top spot, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have been the better team overall since the All Star break. Do the LeBron-led Cavs have a sweep in front of them in the Boston Celtics? Outside of Atlanta and Cleveland in the first round, like the West, anything seems possible.
All-Star weekend has concluded in the NBA, and roughly 30 games remain for each team. In the Eastern Conference, the Atlanta Hawks appear to be the dominant team. Around the NBA, many consider the Hawks to be the San Antonio Spurs of the East. Should they be this highly regarded considering they are 6.5 games ahead of 2nd place Toronto but haven't done anything in the postseason recently?
After the top-six teams, the level of play appears to drop off significantly. Outside of those six teams (Atlanta, Toronto, Chicago, Washington, Cleveland and Milwaukee), should teams consider tanking? Can any of the teams outside of Atlanta make a serious push at whichever team comes out of the Western Conference?
Thirteen days of the NBA season is in the books and the Eastern Conference may look a bit different than what some fans expected to this point. The Toronto Raptors are the No. 1 seed, while the Milwaukee Bucks are rounding things out as the No. 8. Of course it has only been two weeks to this point, but what trends do we see continuing, and which teams should be able to turn things around? Do the Cleveland Cavaliers have something to worry about after a slow start?
The 2014-15 NBA season got under way last night with one team from the Eastern Conference in action. The Orlando Magic may not be a factor come playoff time this season, but are they set up to make a run in a couple years? What other teams in the East may not be serious contenders today, but could be before the 2016 free for all? While Chicago and Cleveland are the clear favorites, can any team come up from behind and shock the world?
-Duke vs Wisconsin
-Eastern Conference playoffs heat up
-HOF class of NBA
Tonight kicks off the 2014-15 NBA season, so we'll go over each of the games and break down all teams involved going forward. In the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers are the clear-cut favorites to represent the conference in the NBA Finals. But, with teams on the rise, such as Washington, Toronto, Charlotte and Atlanta, can any of those younger teams beat out the favorites? Also, does anybody have a shot at beating out Philadelphia for the best possible chance at winning the lottery?
Breaking Down the Eastern Conference in the NBA for 2014 - 2015
Are the Cleveland Cavs the team to beat as LeBron James returns home?
Are the Miami Heat still a contender? Or are they now a bottom team in the East?
How close are the Chicago Bulls to returning to the NBA Title picture with Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol?
Winners and Losers of the offseason.
Predictions for every Division, the Conference Title and the NBA Title.
The Super Bowl is set
Seahawks-first defending champion in Super Bowl since '04 Patriots
Patriots-6 Super Bowls for Belichick and Brady
The Eastern Conference
is it more than just Chicago and Cleveland
Are Atlanta, Washington, and Toronto all pretenders or contenders?
The Big East
Where is it's status?
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For the first time in what seems like forever, I'll be going over the NBA world when it comes to the 2014-15 season. Who should the top eight teams be in the Eastern and Western Conferences be, come playoff time? Is Cleveland just one of the top four or so teams in the East? Or with LeBron James and the shooters he will essentially bring with him, should they be the favorites? As far as the West is concerned, are there any new teams that could sneak up on the likes of San Antonio, Oklahoma City and the Los Angeles Clippers?
1- The return of the In The Paint Herbs and Studs for Ocotber.
2A- Will Alex Rodriguez return as a premiere player next season?
2B- San Francisco Giants capture the World Series over the KC Royals.
3A- The NY Jets lose again. Who will be fired?
3B- The NY Giants get spanked on national TV by the Indianapolis Colts.
4A- NBA Eastern Conference Preview
4B- In The Paints take on the NBA's top 10 2014.
As expected, Kevin Love will be joining forces with LeBron James in Cleveland this upcoming season. He's reportedly supposed to opt-out of his contract at the end of this upcoming season to sign a deal of five-years, $120 million+. With six seasons of what should be a core in Cleveland consisting of James, Kyrie Irving and Love, how many titles will they win? In 2014-15, should the Cavaliers be favored to win the Eastern Conference? If not Cleveland, is Chicago essentially a shoo-in?
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