Let's get some chatter going! I for one can't wait for this series...this could be the first in a series of playoff match-ups with the Knicks in the years to come. With both rosters on the rise, we could see the renewal of the 90's rivalry with a potential simmering of a feud starting with this series.
A contrast in styles with NYK's chuck-it-up style vs. the Pacers grind it out physical play is sure to make for an interesting back and forth. Throw in the history of these two franchises, Donnie Walsh's fingerprints on each franchise, and the big-market vs. small-market match up will all contribute to what will be a fun series to watch.
I think the match-ups break our way in this series...I liked how Boston was able to use some physicality against the Knicks and feel we need to and are capable of doing a better job of the same against this team. Our lack of offensive execution for long stretches might come back to bite us against such a potent offensive team in the Knicks. In the end I feel like we can get out of NY with a 1-1 split, our physical play will take its toll over the course of the series, and the Pacers take this series in 6.
What are your thoughts? I'm fired up and ready for the boys in Blue and Gold to put Spike and the big-market media-ites in their place! Go Pacers!