Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons
The Pistons are the strongest team on the East and they will face a really weak team on the first round, Detroit will easily beat Orlando. Detroit lineup is much solid than Magic's, Detroit also has much playoff experience, after all, that's the same team that won a title some years ago.
Pick to Win: Detroit in four
Washington Wizards vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
By moving to the Number 2 seed on the east during the final week, the Cavs will face the injury-ridden Wizards. Last year we had the same series on round one, and most of the games were pretty close. This time there is no way the Wizards will beat the Cavs, especially when their best player won't play.
Pick to Win: Cleveland in four
New Jersey Nets vs. Toronto Raptors
Canada is finally back to the playoffs and this time they even have home-court advantage. Will it help? Sure, but I still think New Jersey is a better team, with Jason Kidd, Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson the Nets look more solid to me. Chris Bosh is in for a great series and the Raptors will fight a lot, it will probably be the closest first-round series.
Pick to Win: New Jersey in seven
Miami Heat vs. Chicago Bulls
Will the defending champions beat the young Bulls? I don't think so. Wade has a bad shoulder and that won't help his game. The Bulls have finally matured and with the addition of Ben Wallace to their roster they have improved a lot. At first I didn't believe they would be better with Wallace, since their problem has never been defense, but I was wrong. They've made it to the playoffs and they have home court, the champs will fall.
Pick to Win: Chicago in six