I just read a comment on ESPN from a Detroit fan that was interesting and gives me a little big of hope for the playoffs this year. If Orlando grabs the top seed and we get the 8th seed, then our road to the ECF will be ORL + ATL. While I think we'd be a big underdog to both those teams, it is at least possible that it can be done. It sounds a lot better than meeting BOS or CLE on the road for a first round knock-out. This plan relies on ORL actually getting the top spot and Det being able to jockey for the 8th spot, which could be difficult to actually pull off. At least it's something. Once we get to the ECF, we're only 4 sprained ankles away from the ship! (KG, Pierce, Kobe, Gasol).