Pacers reporter Mike Wells of the Indy Star was asked which team the Pacers should avoid in the 1st round of the playoffs?
I still say it’s Boston over any other team the Pacers could face in the first round.
The Celtics are 2-0 against the Pacers this season and you can never shortchange any team that’s coached by Doc Rivers and has Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, both future Hall of Famers, on its roster. They’re the team nobody wants to face in the playoffs.
The Celtics 83-81 win last week in Indiana left a scar on the Pacers. I’m not saying it would be easy, but I would pick Boston in 6 (or 7) over Indiana.
This is a common theme. Last week, 5 bloggers named Boston as the lower seed most likely to pull off a Round 1 upset:
Arnovitz: I’m pretty sure we’ll see “chalk” prevail in the Eastern Conference bracket this spring, but the Celtics have a history of siccing their defense on unsuspecting playoff opponents, so they’ve got a puncher’s chance. I can’t get on board with the Nets b...