EC PLAYOFFS RD 2 : (2)NY KNICKS vs (3)IND PACERS

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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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Old 05-04-2013, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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STARTERS:

IND

George Hill
Lance Stephenson
Paul George
David West
Roy Hibbert

NYK

Raymond Felton
Pablo Prigioni
Iman Shumpert
Carmelo Anthony
Tyson Chandler


KEY ROTATION PLAYERS:

IND

DJ Augustin
Tyler Hansbrough
Ian Mahinmi

NYK

Jason Kidd
JR Smith
Kenyon Martin
Amare Stoudemire(???)

Key Matchups:

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.

PREDICTION:

NY in 7.
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I think the Bobcats should disperse and the Hawks should get 1st pick of their players. They can't even beat Indiana.

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Old 05-05-2013, 04:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Not sure about this one. Indiana in 6 or 7
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I think the Bobcats should disperse and the Hawks should get 1st pick of their players. They can't even beat Indiana.

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Tobster, your post implies that Indiana is not good. Is that we you mean to say?

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.
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I just like rootin' for the Hawks, because nobody else will.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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NY in 7
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If Melo and JR continue to shoot 30%, the Pacers should steamroll these Knicks.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Lol. This is a pretty even matchup looking at the rosters
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Look, the Knicks scored a basket!
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Wow what a low scoring half
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Hibbert is putting on a clinic in the post
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Holy crap, they put Stoudamire in! I thought he was retired?
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Knicks PG's combined 1-12 shooting today.
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Jason Kidd hasnt hit a shot in 7 games, so I'm told. Crazy. Almost as crazy as this series being played every 3rd day.
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Pacers destroying the Knicks again

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pacers vs heat should be fun
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Eastern conference is a joke now. Good job Miami.
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