Originally written on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/17/14
The Eastern Conference’s playoff action thus far has been a weird mix of injuries and disappointments.  Dwight Howard was out from the start, Derrick Rose didn’t make it through four quarters, and the Knicks were defeated by a fire extinguisher, if I’m remembering correctly.  Of the four teams remaining, it’s clearly a one-of-these-things-is-not-like-the-other situation.  Heat-hater or not, do you really want to see one of these other teams advance to the Finals? The 76ers are a well-coached group under Doug Collins.  They limit the turnovers, rebound, and play tough defense, which is a nice way of saying they’re profanely boring to watch.  Seriously, before the playoffs started, could you name one guy on this team? (Andre Iguodala doesn’t count–everyone knows him from the Dunk Contest in NBA 2K8.  360 REVERSE WINDMILLS ALL DAY, BABY). We’ve also got the Boston Celtics, who, if I was writing this four years ago, would be a lock to advance and a must-watch basketball team.  However, ...
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