We all know the Eastern Conference is a lot weaker than the West, so it’s no surprise the #1 and #2 teams will meet in the Eastern Conference Finals. Lebron James looks to make his 5th straight NBA finals appearance, but I don’t think it’s going to be an easy task. Atlanta had the best record in the east and won the season series vs Cleveland this year 3-1. Atlanta is the real deal and I think they will give a Cleveland team without Kevin Love and a banged up Kyrie Irving a lot of trouble. At this stage in the playoffs I think we’re going to start to see just how important Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were to Lebron James these past 4 seasons. This is going to be one hell of a series and I think the edge will go to the team that gets more home games.
Prediction: Hawks in 7