As of right now, here are the seedings in the East:
3) New Jersey
The Pistons are already locked into the #1 spot. It is highly likely that Miami will finish #2, and NJ #3 (unless the Nets get super-hot and overtake the Heat). Everything else is still up in the air, though it's very unlikely at this point that we'll be able o get any higher than #5, unless the Cavs nose-dive again.
I like where we're at, and hope we stay at #6. Why?
1) Detroit and Miami will be a load to handle in the first round.
Also, NJ is the weakest of the division winners.
2) Detroit would face the 4/5 winner in the second round. If the Wiz can get there, they've given the Pistons more problems in the regular season than any other team. We've also struggled against the Wiz this year, and the Cavs would likely get calls galore in LeBron's playoffs debut.
Also, by finishing #6, beating NJ would mean we get to avoid Detroit until the ECF.