It is time.
Some thoughts as the regular season ends:
-I have properly grown to hate the fucking Knicks. I cannot believe quite how much those raggedy ass motherfuckers were force fed to me this season, I already have enough terrible shit to deal with with the Cavs, I don't need that too. Biggest market in the league or not, they can gladly fuck off for the summer. Melo also needs to get out, I'm not buying that Phil Jackson as President of Skyping In With Advice bullshit and he shouldn't either.
-I'm gutted that the Suns didn't make the 8th seed, their hyper brand of basketball was perfect for the playoff environment and would have been fun. Never the less, Hornacek deserves COY, they've got something good with that guy.
3 most looking-forward-to match-ups:
I've softened on Brooklyn. I don't know how it happened. But this looks to be a great series, and I'm happy for the Raps in general. Series most likely to reach a game 7.
This isn't gonna be like a sweep of the Bucks, Charlotte have a top 5 defense and Al Jefferson has been an absolute machine for them this season. You have to expect Miami to clinch it, but it'll be fun to watch 'em sweat.
3. Clippers/Golden State
Clippers are my wild card to win the title, I think they pose a legitimate threat to every single team in the playoffs but it's clear they're missing a piece. This match-up should be an up and down the court thriller, in which the Clippers will win because let's be honest, GS are missing more than a piece.
Also keep an eye on: Atlanta/Indiana (try not to fall asleep) just because if Indiana get knocked out in the first round, that'd be hilarious and based on their recent calamities, that's a serious possibility. Chicaco/Washington is bound to be solid.
WHATEVER HAPPENS. The Heat cannot win again. Nobody wants to see that. As usual I'm rooting for San Antonio but I'll take just about anybody else at this point.
As a side note, there's a 30 for 30 on Thursday night on the Detroit bad boys. Looks good.