2010 NBA Playoffs: 10 Reasons a Magic/Suns Finals Will Definitely Happen

May 13th, 2010 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
For the three teams that have already punched their tickets to the conference finals, the semifinals were quite anticlimactic. The Lakers, with their backs to the wall in the first round against the Thunder and needing a tip-in from Pau Gasol to survive, overpowered the undermanned Jazz. The Magic took the foibles and idiosyncrasies of the dysfunctional Hawks and routed them by an average of over 25 points per game. And the Suns exorcised the playoff demon that was the Spurs in remarkable fashion, closing out the series in San Antonio after Goran Dragic's 23-point fourth quarter in Game Three and Steve Nash's one-eyed heroics in the clincher. Only one semifinal matchup didn't end in a sweep—the Celtics lead the Cavs 3-2 in their series, but don't let the game tally fool you. Only one game was decided by single-digits (an eight point Cleveland win in Game One), and the average margin of victory is 19.4 points. Quite simply, we need the conference finals to begin. Pronto. Because if we don't start to see some competitive basketball soon, people are going to start turning on American Idol and Glee...and we really don't need that. With Phoenix-L.A. set in stone for Monday n ...

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