Monday, May 28, 2012

2012 Eastern Conference Finals

(2) Miami Heat vs. (4) Boston Celtics

Injuries have decimated the east, as Howard, Rose and Bosh completely changed the dynamic, and now with Avery Bradley gone the Celtics lost one weapon they could use against the Heat. I know people are considering the Celtics because Bosh is such an important piece, but the Heat dispatched the Pacers, who are easily the better team than the Celtics as they were completely healthy. True, they needed LeBron and Wade playing at a high level, but with Pierce hampered and Bradley out the dynamic duo performing at an insane level is almost probable at this point. And no, Bosh's absence doesn't mean Garnett will dominate. Kevin's now a full-time center and would have been matched up Joel Anthony most of the game anyway.

I think it's easy to see the Heat winning, but the question is how many games. I'll make this short because there's already enough content out there about the series. It'll be five games for two reasons: 1) The Celtics needed 7 games to oust the 76ers who are not up to Miami's level or the Pacers and 2) Bosh is a (faint, but honestly few people know) possibility of coming back and contributing.

Prediction: Heat in 5.
Random prediction: Rondo and James coincide with a triple double in the same game although James outscores him by 25 or more.

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