|View Poll Results: Who wins and in how many games?|
|NYK IN 4||0||0%|
|NYK IN 5||0||0%|
|NYK IN 6||1||5.00%|
|NYK IN 7||2||10.00%|
|IND IN 4||0||0%|
|IND IN 5||3||15.00%|
|IND IN 6||10||50.00%|
|IND IN 7||4||20.00%|
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|05-04-2013, 03:39 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
EC PLAYOFFS RD 2 : (2)NY KNICKS vs (3)IND PACERS
KEY ROTATION PLAYERS:
New school vs old school. NY starts a small ball lineup with 2 PGs that tries to space the floor for 3 point looks off of pick and rolls with Felton and Chandler, and with Anthony isolations, hoping to open up the paint later on in the game for Carmelo. They play quick, frenetic trapping defence in hopes of creating turnovers and bad shots at the end of the shot clock to make up for their lack of size and rebounding. Indiana starts the conventional starting 5, with 2 post players up front, and a regular backcourt with a true PG/SG, and do it all SF. Their defence is as solid as any team in the NBA, and they pound the ball inside, and win by controlling the boards.
This series will come down to who can impose their will in more of the games. Can NY find a way to close down the inside while not having to sacrifice their smallball most effective lineups? Or will they have to play more traditional lineups with Kenyon Martin at the 4, thus hurting their offence?
And can IND shut off the Knicks 3 point shooting, and beat the Knicks down inside by exploiting the David West vs Melo matchup?
Either way, this should be a fantastic, long series.
NY in 7.
|05-05-2013, 07:03 AM||#4 (permalink)|
the gat'll killya quicker, when I'm drunk off the liquor
The Mara sisters are hot!
Join Date: Oct 2009
Atlanta should not have beaten Indiana. The Pacers are a solid team, especially when Hibbert is playing well, and he really raised his level of play during the final 25 games of the season. The Pacers roster is not the most talented, but it's a tough squad to beat.