NY is out. I don't think Carmello performed like he was in the playoff's. And Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire I think is underrated. Even with those 2 the knicks still got swept.
Now I think the Laker's got the easiest road. They don't have to face the Celtic's, Heat, Spurs, or the thunder in the semi's. They get to let those teams eliminate each other. Granted they will have to face the Spurs or OCT in the Conference final's.