@WhitlockJason Touting that Cleveland's path was so much easier than Golden State's path isn't quite correct.
Indiana had a 1-game better record than Portland and they were 1-1 against each other.
Utah and Toronto had the exact same record and Toronto swept the regular season series.
San Antonio was 8 games better than Boston, but without Kawhi Leonard, they may not be.
Either way, the paths are about equal through the first two rounds. The West being better in general only matters if you play those teams. Now, San Antonio has had a much tougher path, but that's another story.