The Celtics, without Garnett, are basically a 50-win team. Thats too bad because with Garnett they were one of the best teams around in a long time. Or were they? I don't know!
Anyways, I think Orlando will beat the Celtics, Cavs will beat the Hawks, Lakers beat the Rockets, and Denver beat Dallas.
In the next round though? Orlando could very well beat the Cavs. They beat them twice in Orlando (both times pretty badly) and almost won in Cleveland. The Magic are a good team. They have power forwards of height 6-10 and 6-10, and a 6-11 center. And one of their forwards is a great three point shooter.
Cleveland is good and plays very hard; but their undersized guards will be a liability in challenging their perimenter players. And if the guards penetrate they will have to deal with the Defensive Player of Year Dwight Howard, who is quite good at blocking shots (lead the league this year).
But they still have to get past the Celtics.