NBA: Previewing The Eastern Conference First Round Matchups

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With less than 10 games remaining, the playoffs begin in just 15 days. In the Eastern Conference, we already know who the top two seeds are (Miami and Indiana). Toronto and Chicago are locked in a battle for the three seed. Brooklyn, Washington and Charlotte will all finish as a five, six or seven seed in some order. And lastly, the New York Knicks have crept all the way back into the playoffs, going 7-3 in their last 10 games.

Here’s a preview of the Eastern conference first round matchups if the playoffs began today.


1- Miami Heat vs. 8- New York Knicks, 2-1 Heat lead season series

Jan 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) controls the ball against New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) during the fourth quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

This would be a fun first round matchup to watch, even with the Knicks being the worst team in all of the playoffs. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh versus Carmelo Anthony and??? Doesn’t even matter. The Knicks would be lucky to even win one game, but Anthony always rises to the challenge when going head to head against James and the crew. That’s worth the price of admission.

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