With a Hawks lost tonight against the Knicks, the Chicago Bulls have officially clinched the 5th seed of the Eastern Conference. They will face the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs. I have the Nets winning in 7 games. Deron Williams bum ankle isn't bothering him anymore and it's definitely showing during this great stretch he's on. Brook Lopez is the best scoring Center in the league, he has Reggie Evans being his enforcer in the paint. Joe Johnson, even though still inconsistent and a overrated player in my opinion, I believe come playoff time he will benefit with playing alongside D-Will in the backcourt. They say that offense sell tickets and defense wins championship. Well the Chicago Bulls are the Top 2 defense in the league, but they do struggle to get buckets sometimes. When the game slows down and they need key buckets, there's really no options outside of Nate Robinson to create their own shots. Nets have so many options that it's hard to count them out in this series.