Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
Let's also not forget that the Celtics were taken to a 7th game in the first round last year. That didn't seem to hurt them as the playoffs progressed. It isn't as though getting challenged in the first round is necessarily a bad thing.
I would like to face Detroit because there is a nice rivalry there.
The Celtics series were great to watch. Game 7s, great basketball. People probably didn't think the Cavs or Hawks would put up that fight. I myself would've hated the Celtics/Cavs series if the Celtics OR
the Cavs won in 4 games. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad the Cavs would have won, but I like seeing good basketball first.
It's not to say the Bulls wouldn't put up a good fight against the Cavs or challenge us over the Pistons. It's just the fact that I think the Pistons and Cavs are the "now" rivalry and that I think Detroit would put up a better fight (especially if Iverson isn't playing).