Orlando Sweeps. Atlanta comes home. Heat get doused.
The Orlando Magic kicked off defending their Eastern Conference title by sweeping the Charlotte Bobcats without too much trouble. The Magic could be the best team in the league, their healthy, young, and they made the right off-season adjustments and could deliver Vince Carter his first ring. The Magic will face off against the winner of the Hawks/Bucks series.
The Hawks started this series with two seamless wins at home and have fallen to the Bucks twice to bring the series back to Atlanta tied at 2-2. The Hawks just cannot win on the road, same problem that has knocked them out of the playoffs for the past two years. Joe Johnson has been leading the team with 21 points and almost 5 assists but needs to play better if he wants to advance to the second round. If these teams play the way they have on the road against Orlando look for a clean sweep by the Magic in the next round.
The Heat were eliminated by the Boston Celtics but the big story in Miami is if Dwayne Wade will stay or not. He is a free agent at the end of the season and is looking to ink a big deal, there isn’t a franchise who wouldn’t want this guy on the floor but not many who will be willing to pay him. This could be the most exciting NBA off-season ever and Wade gets to kick it off early.