Re: Is this finally the year that T-Mac and Yao get out of the first round?
All depends on who they get in the first round. If they fight injuries all year and wind up as a 5th or 6th seed, I'd say no. Even as a 4th seed it will be tough for them if they draw Denver or Utah.
If they really want to get out, they better draw no less than a 3rd seed; otherwise it will be another dog fight.