Sounds dumb, right? West is way better than the East. But would you rather be the favorite and have to play lets say the Suns, Clippers, and Spurs and have a very tough road. Or is it easier to have to go through a fresh Miami in the ECF and be the under dogs after series against weaker teams like Atlanta and Chicago? In my opinion it is very close. I would take our route probably given the opportunity, but I believe it is a tough one to answer.
Thought it'd be fun to ask the board what they thought.