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2011 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Makes Up for Boring Matchups with Stars

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2011 NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Makes Up for Boring Matchups with Stars
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Although the matchups in the Western Conference are more conducive to longer, closer series, it’s in the Eastern side of this year’s NBA Playoffs that we see the showcase of stars.

Sure, it would seem that the matchups will be somewhat lopsided in the Eastern Conference, with two teams entering postseason records of .500 or worse (Philadelphia and Indiana). And it seems as though the talent at the top, with the Bulls, Heat, Celtics and Magic seemingly separating themselves drastically from the bottom four seeds.

The lone exception to a series of snore matchups is the sixth-seeded Knicks taking on the No. 3 Boston Celtics.

But what the East lacks in matchups, it makes up for in star power.

And there are scores to be settled.

With all lines leading to entertaining MVP Debating, we’re going to keep an eye on Boston’s Fantastic Four, Miami’s Talented Trio, New York’s Dynamic Duo and Chicago’s Single Rose.

Stay tuned for NBA Playoff coverage, with predictions, news updates and general playoff pre and post-tipoff tidbits.

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