The Cavs are on another level right now, not to mention what the MVP is doing. I really want to say that the Cavs should win the championship but living in Ohio and being a Cleveland sports fan tells me not to be so optomistic. I really think the Cavs need to be tested before the finals. It would help them either against the Lakers or Nuggets.
As far as the Lakers are concerned, what I've noticed is they don't play as a team. It looks like 12 guys 12 cabs (to borrow an old baseball phrase to describe the 70's Yankees). I don't know if this has to do with Kobe not really being a good teammate or chemistry issues. Either way I don't think this will prevent them from getting out of the West but it will have an impact if they face any more adversity either in the West Conf Finals or NBA Finals.