Many have written about seeding position and how of the lower seeds 6th seems to be best.
My opinion about that is: sod it. Everyone in the NBA gets paid plenty of money to play basketball and since the court is the same size and the basket is at the same height a given opponent isn't the problem it's the attitude of the team. I mean how much worrying can one do?
There is a chinese story involving a sage and some monkeys. The sage told the monkeys he would give them three acorns in the morning and four in the afternoon. The monkeys became upset at this arrangement so the sage said I will give you four acorns in the morning and three acorns in the afternoon. The monkeys were ecstatic.
Some keys to playoff success:
Aldridge needs to have 25 to thirty attempts each game.
Matthews shalt not dribble unless it's directly to the basket.
Shoot no more than 15 threes.
Roy, Fernandez and Patty need to make an effort to shoot from 12 to 15 feet when open: in fact if those three were 5 for ten from the foul line area each game we should go far.
Finally, run don't walk!!