^^ i actually miss that rivalry. Anyways, heres hoping Walker doesnt have another off night, SVG not getting out-coached again, Payton not stepping out of bounds, doleac to have an immediate impact from the bench, J-Will and Posey to keep hitting those threes. If they lose again in crunch time, im going to find myself a gun :rocket:
The #1 seed will get either Indy or Detroit in the 2nd round more than likely. 2nd seed would get Philly more than likely.
The best scenario would be Cleveland gets hot and wins the central. That would give them the #1 (assuming they finish better than us), putting Detroit and Indy and #4 and #5. Wishful thinking though...
I've been hoping they'll get the #2 seed for a while now. If they get the #1 seed, they will most like have to face *both* Detroit AND Indiana to get to the Finals:
Worst-case Scenario (6-8 seeds are currently up in the air)
1. Miami v 8th seed => v 4/5 seed => v 2/7 seed => NBA Finals
2. Detroit/Indiana v 7th seed
3. Philadelphia v 6th seed
4. Indiana/Detroit v 5th seed
5. Cleveland v 4th seed
6. Washington v 3rd seed
7. New Jersey v 2nd seed
8. New York v 1st seed
Here, Miami would have to face their rivals, the Knicks (And LB), in the first round, and probably have to face Indiana/Detroit (who I would bet would beat Cleveland) in the semis and Detroit/Indiana in the conference finals. That's a difficult road that probably ends up with them playing the Spurs, so it doesn't ever get easy.
7. New Jersey
8. New York
Here, assuming everything goes to plan, Detroit and Indiana will battle amongst themselves, leaving Miami with only one of them to face in the second and third rounds. It would probably end up going New Jersey=>Washington (look familiar?)=>Detroit again. But I wouldn't be surprised if Indiana finally defeats Detroit this year, nor if Philly beats Washington.
well, facing the atlantic winner would be nice in the second round
the only problem is we are not playing for the second round and with this heat team especially that plays inconsistantly on the road, homecourt is very important. Get first seed and play on the home floor.