Match-Up: Boston Celtics(0-0) at Cleveland Cavaliers(0-0)

Smoke From Bull's Nose Or Chalk From LBJ's Hands?? AFP/Getty Images

2009-2010 NBA Regular Season MVP LeBron James has a lot to smile about. His grin will be even bigger on Saturday night if he can guide his team to a Game 1 victory against the Boston Celtics.

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers will kick off the first, second round playoff match-up on Saturday night. Expect this series to be very physical and chippy at times. Both teams made short work on their first round opponents, each winning the series in only five games. The Cavaliers averaged 106 points per contest against the Bulls. LeBron James averaged 31.8 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per contest. Mo Williams has played the Robin to James’ Batman for the last few seasons. Williams averaged 19.4 points and 7.6 assists in the first round. Williams will draw his second straight tough defensive match-up in Celtic guard, Rajon Rondo.

Rondo averaged 13.7 points and 9.8 assists in the first round against the Heat. Forward Paul Pierce is averaging 18.3 points per game on 47.2% shooting.

The Celtics and Cavaliers have split the season series this year, with the road team winning one time in the home team’s arena.

The Key Stat: Since 2007, the Boston Celtics are 0-3 in the playoffs at the Quicken Loan’s Arena.

I’m picking Cleveland in this match-up. I think people are getting a little carried away with Boston’s first round dominance over the Heat. The Heat had nothing outside of Dwyane Wade and Wade decided in the 4th quarter of Game 4(down by six) that he didn’t want to be swept and scored 14 straight points. Cleveland however has a ton of options.

LeBron James apparently has a bruised elbow of some sort, but he’ll be fine. Cleveland by 10.

The Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers