Round: Eastern Conference Semifinals
Dates: May 7-May 21
Winner: Pistons, 4-3
The Detroit Pistons were coming off of back-to-back Finals appearances and looking for a third. So their 2-0 series lead over the Cavs in LeBron James' first playoff appearance was expected. But then the Cavs surprisingly took three straight victories, each by a single basket and the Pistons were on the brink of collapse. However Detroit provided a rally of their own, stifling Bron & Co in the final minute of Game 6 and rubbing them out with an 18-point Game 7 win. Just like they Guaransheed.