We're finally here. It's the NBA Playoffs! And the Eastern Conference has thrown up a few surprises this season.
The Boston Celtics managed to secure home court advantage by claiming the No 1 seed ahead of defending champions Cleveland.
The Washington Wizards have gone from finishing outside the Playoffs last year to the fourth seed while the Milwaukee Bucks have improved immensely.
And with the Playoff action getting underway tonight, lets take a look at the series of matches in the Eastern Conference.
Isaiah Thomas will carry the expectations for the Boston Celtics on his shoulders
Boston Celtics (1) v Chicago Bulls (8)
The Celtics will be somewhat surprised to be the No 1 seed in the East but now they need to focus on winning a series in the Playoffs.
They are yet to get past the First Round under Brad Stevens but the Celtics have vastly improved this year – with All-Star Isaiah Thomas leading the way.
Thomas finished the season averaging 28.9 points per season – only James Harden and Russell Westbrook averaged more.
Their efficiency significantly drops when Thomas isn't on the floor so the onus is on his small shoulders but he seems to relish the pressure.
The NBA Playoffs
The Bulls meanwhile snuck into the Playoffs on the final day of the regular season.
Chicago drew the regular season series with the Celtics with neither side winning away from home.
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Prediction: Celtic win 4-2
The Celtics can't afford to drop off in the Playoffs again and they have enough about them with home court advantage to see off this Bulls side.
Brad Stevens is yet to win a Playoff series with the Celtics
Cleveland Cavaliers (2) v Indiana Pacers (7)
You've got to feel for the Indiana Pacers. They managed to get seventh in a hotly contested Eastern Conference yet still draw the reigning NBA Champions.
Cleveland have been dismal since the All-Star break and that's being kind – they rank 29th in defensive efficiency.
Everyone expected LeBron James to be rested more often this season but instead he averaged more minutes than any other player in the league.
But if there's anything James has taught us over the years is that he knows how to get to NBA Finals.
Playoff basketball is completely different to regular season basketball and I fully expect to see a much-improved Cavaliers side from now on.
Prediction: Cleveland win 4-0
Again I fully expect to see a different Cavaliers side and expect this series to see James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving turn up the heat.
LeBron James averaged more minutes than any other player in the regular season
Toronto Rapters (3) Milwaukee Bucks (6)
Like the Cavaliers, the Raptors were underwhelming this campaign after setting a regular season win record last year.
Of course it was always going to be tough to match last year with Kyle Lowry missing 22 games and in short they were only five wins away from equalling that record.
But with the Celtics vastly improving, the Raptors have somewhat slipped under radar.
One thing the Raptors have done very well this year though is invest in strong squad options such as P.J Tucker and Serge Ibaka who will prove vital in their Playoff push.
Antetokounmpo became the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 of all categories
Meanwhile the Milwaukee Bucks have been led by All-Star starter Giannis Antetokounmpo who has enjoyed an incredible breakthrough season.
The 'Greek Freak' became the first player in NBA history to finish in the top 20 in total points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks for a single season.
There seems to be no ceiling to what he can achieve so this promises to be an interesting Playoff match-up.
Prediction: Raptors win 4-3
I went back and forth on this one simply because the Bucks are such an unknown but I've gone with the Raptors for their experience but expect this to be extremely close.
Bradley Beal and John Wall are both enjoying career-best seasons
Washington Wizards (4) v Atlanta Hawks (5)
The Wizards have returned to the post-season this year after an abysmal campaign last year.
Bradley Beal and John Wall are putting up career-best numbers this year with both players averaging 23+ points per game.
The Hawks meanwhile have made the Playoffs the 10th consecutive year.
And they play their best basketball against Playoff teams. They boast winning records against the Celtics and the Cavaliers.
But not against the Wizards. Washington won the regular season series 3-1 and that could play into their hands going into the First Round.
Prediction: Wizards 4-2
Beal and Wall's partnership is only going to get stronger in the post-season and having home court advantage will be huge for them against the Hawks.