Once again, the Pacers have me full of doubt heading into a tough game. Actually, I'm kind of considering the back-to-back games against Detroit, one big glob of a nightmare. Trying to envision a sweep of the two games is down right implausible. Making the case for getting swept by the Pistons, far too easy. So, here I am, hoping for a split and since the game tonight is in Detroit, I'm giving the Pacers no chance to win.
I don't have the stats, but I think the Pacers are undefeated this year when I give them no chance. But really, tonight seems like too great a task for the Pacers. The Pistons are arguably the strongest team in the East right now. Just ask O'B.
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Here's what the efficiency numbers say:
The Pistons are slow, deliberate, and successful. Prepare for a grind.
|Jermaine O'Neal||F||Antonio McDyess|
|Danny Granger||F||Tayshaun Prince|
|Troy Murphy||C||Rasheed Wallace|
|Mike Dunleavy||G||Rip Hamilton|
|Jamaal Tinsley||G||Chauncey Billups|
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