I think you can throw those power rankings out the door, don't you? The playoffs are another dimension compared to the regular season. With Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard on the bench, what does that do to SA's power ranking? Cleveland is healthy now as opposed to its injury-prone regular season.
Under the circumstances, GS has a clear path to the Finals. Boston has shown itself vulnerable, so even if they defeat Washington, they are not playing up to their regular season level as the top seed in the East. Should Washington pull out an unlikely win at Boston tonight, they are not up to challenging Cleveland in a 7 game series.
Barring major injuries, it will be GS and Cleveland in the Finals as predicted. I prefer Golden State, despite my admiration for LeBron James. I love the open passing game for which San Antonio and Golden State are famous. Cleveland experimented with that a little this year, and it didn't work. Isolation plays are still an important key to victory, especially in a challenging series. Unfortunately, SA has shown a propensity for that with Kawhi and GS the same with KD. GS went on a 13 game winning streak when KD was injured late in the season, and thus demonstrated the effectiveness of their passing offense. I want to see that continue.
I don't care how great LeBron is, isolation plays are less basketball and more HORSE. LOL