It's not hard to see that the Miami Heat are easily the Eastern Conference's best.
After that, things get really interesting.
While the Indiana Pacers have been hot of late, the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls have taken their turns as the East's hottest squad.
So, how will the conference shake out? Can the middle teams win a series? Which bubble teams will make the cut?
On this episode of Basketball By Association, Ethan Norof and Joel C. Cordes predict each facet of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
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