Frank Vogel will kill me already for calling this an upset despite his Indiana Pacers being down 1-0 in their playoff series with the Miami Heat.
Undoubtedly, though to many NBA observers, a Pacers victory in their second-round matchup with the Heat would be nothing less than an upset of monumental proportions. Miami after all is the world beaters with the supposed cake-walk to the NBA Finals thanks to Derrick Rose's injury and Chicago's subsequent elimination.
The Celtics, even, are the real opponent awaiting the Heat, not the third-seeded Pacers.
Face Indiana at your own risk though. This is a team that is feeling extremely confident after a virtual sweep of Orlando in the first round, closing out the five-game series with four straight wins. What the Pacers lack in experience (and maybe some poise), they make up for in athleticism and versatility. The Pacers were a matchup nightmare for the undersized Magic and had plenty of time to experiment.
While the Heat had several ...