After today's great win against OKC my faith in the Pacers has been restored. I still have a few more questions though (like Roy and George Hill) but for the most part, I'm feeling better about the postseason.
What I'm not feeling good about is the Bulls loss at NYK tonight which dropped them to the 4 seed in the playoffs. As an Indiana native (Hoosier by birth, Boiler by girth) living in Chicago, I've told my friends all year that we didn't want to see Chicago in the second round. I don't doubt we could beat them in a 7 game series but I wouldn't want to have to get beat up by them for 5,6 or 7 games. I don't know what it would do to Roy's already depleted ego to have to try to slow down Noah for 7 games. I also want to see Joakim Noah terrorize Lebron on the court and in post-game press conferences.
As it stands now the Bulls have one more home game against Orlando and a road game to end the season in Charlotte. Toronto is home against Milwaukee and on the road at NYK to end the season. Since there are rumors about Bron resting Miami's final 2, I don't see them going into Washington and winning without the man who accounts for 48% of their total offense over the last month.
I think the Bulls can/will win out and I think we should all become Knicks fans on Wednesday against Toronto so we don't have to worry about playing them in the second round. What is everybody's opinion on that - would you rather play Toronto/Brooklyn on the road to Miami while the Heat would get Toronto/Washington before us? Or do we match up better against Chicago?