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Team-by-team look at the East playoffs

What to like and what not to like about the eight teams still standing in the East

Originally Published: April 16, 2009
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

With first-round matchups firmed up at last after a wild final night of the regular season, we can start your playoff preparations with a team-by-team spin through the Eastern Conference field.

One man's likes and dislikes:

No. 1 Cleveland Cavaliers

What I like: Beyond the obvious -- LeBron James, home-court advantage for the entire playoffs and a suffocating team defensive scheme -- Cleveland is teeming with depth, focus and chemistry.

How much more do you need?

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