|Dwight Howard battles inside.|
The Heat's center-by-committee act can easily be exposed against Orlando, especially since Miami lacks a defender capable of tracking Jameer Nelson around Howard's enormous screens. Boston's version of Superman has kryptonite of the calf- they need to make an alternate, comedic version of Smallville where elderly Clark enters a nursing home and fights off a villainous, pimped-out great-grandson of Lex Luther who walks with a cane and has dentures made of kryptonite- and with Kendrick Perkins gone, Boston has some mighty question marks at the five spot.
Even though the Chicago Bulls have home court throughout and my league MVP, Derrick Rose, they are far too flawed and inexperienced a team to make it very far in these playoffs. Joakim Noah was pushed around by ancient Shaquille O'Neal last year; a spry Dwight Howard should tame the gator. Howard also represents the biggest road block in the league for Rose as he slashes into the paint. If Chicago is having trouble with Darren Collison-Tyler Hansbrough pick-n-rolls, what happens when they need to defend Dwight and Jameer?
The team should be able to take down Atlanta. The Hawks don't have a trusty go-to player, and nothing about the team is dominant. Orlando's peripheral perimeter players need to clear those clouds and let Superman bathe in some rays to let the dark horse flourish. If the Magic can take three before the Hawks take two, they have a very real chance of making it to the NBA Finals, where anything can happen.