Playoff preview: Eastern Conference

Updated: April 28, 2012, 4:29 PM ET
By Israel Gutierrez | ESPN.com

There's nothing keeping Chicago and Miami from meeting in the conference finals for a second straight year. Except Derrick Rose's health. And Boston's familiarity. And Indiana's balance. And maybe it's just Atlanta's time. OK fine, perhaps the first round does leave a lot to be determined in the East. (For our West preview, click here.)

Let take a look at the matchups:

(1) Chicago Bulls vs. (8) Philadelphia 76ers

The stakes

This is still supposed to be the ...

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