NBA Playoff Preview: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

The first round of the playoffs was fairly easy for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics as they faced inferior opponents and lost no more than one game in their series. The second round however will be a daunting task for both of these Eastern conference heavyweights as they will face their toughest test of the season when they go head-to-head.

NBA Playoff Previews – Eastern Conference

Wow, the Cavs already won Game 1 without much of a hiccup. Stop the presses. Is this surprising to you? Well, it shouldn’t be. The Cavs played great with Shaq back in the lineup. O’Neal looked like he didn’t miss a beat after sitting out most of the second half of the season.

Who is the dark horse in the Eastern Conference playoffs?

There is no doubting that right now the Cleveland Cavaliers are by far the favorite to come out of the Eastern conference and represent the East in the NBA finals. No team in the East has a player like LeBron James who can just take over again whenever he feels he needs to.

What’s the key to the Thunder’s sudden resurgence?

The Thunder will make their first playoff appearance in its young existence. Oklahoma City is currently the sixth seed in the west but are locked in a three-way battle with the Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs.