Today's the 5th, by the way, not that it matters much.
This game will probably decide HCA in the 1st round.
HCA will probably decide the series.
Not an exaggeration to say this is a vitally important game.
I think thatís a stretch.
I don't. The Pacers have played the Celts tough this year.
Bogdanovic can score on the Celts.
Collison can navigate the court and make plays (he has 13 AST to 3 TO in games against the Celts this year)
Sabonis, Turner, and Young can make plays inside against the Celts' bigs.
I think the last-second-win at the Garden last week was a good preview of what the series would be like. Very close. Each team likely protecting home court. Series would probably come down to a few plays.
The Celts unquestionably have more talent, especially in terms of invidual scoring. But the Pacers are more disciplined, play harder, and most importantly play as a team when the going gets tough. This Celtics team has not done that all year.