The good folks at ESPN might cringe at the thought of this potential ratings snoozer, but if you're a fan of good basketball, this is a series to keep an eye on.
Looking for superstars to gawk at in the fourth quarter? With Hawks guard Joe Johnson, you have just that.
Want to see rookies playing beyond their years? Then Bucks guard Brandon Jennings is your guy.
Have an uncontrollable urge to watch pure athleticism wrapped in a 6'9" frame and headband? Meet Atlanta forward Josh Smith.
All that said, if this Eastern Conference first round match-up isn't good enough for the networks, well, that's just too bad.