I honestly donít care too much who we play first round, but I do want the 4 seed. HCA and then MIL.
Indy is going to fall. Their schedule gets hard and without Oladipo, they donít really have a go-to player. Bunch of nice players, but no great one. Theyíve played well without him, but look at their wins. Their best wins were the game VO got hurt against a Kawhi-less Raptors and against Lakers, Clips and TWolves, all at home. Their only road wins are against Miami, Washington, and New Orleans (missing basically their entire team).
Starting next week, they go OKC, @DEN, @POR, @LAC, @GSW, DEN, @OKC, BOS. Then in April they will face DET H&H, BOS, and BRK, all of whom will be jockeying for playoff position.
It would not surprise me if they donít get to 49 wins (going 6-10 down the stretch).