Good news everyone: The NBA Playoffs are here!
To help everyone get ready for the post-season, I will be crafting playoff matchups previews to help everyone in their pick em' leagues.
First up: The Raptors vs. The Pacers
The Pacers are one of the hottest teams entering the playoffs, having won 5 of their last 6 games.
The team has implemented a small-ball approach this year, and have been very potent on offense this year.
Superstar Paul George has returned to stellar form this year after a vicious knee injury left him out for the majority of last year. The team has a monster backcourt which consists of George Hill, Monta Ellis and Ty Lawson. All of those guys can run the pick and roll and knock down shots with ease.
For many, this team is a matchup nightmare.
The Raptors could be the best team in the East this year.
This could be the best unit this franchise has ever seen. Kyle Lowry and Demar Derozan combine to create one of the best backcourts in the NBA.
This team also defends and rebounds at a high level. They are extremely steady and efficient in the half court. Their role players are solid and comfortable within their roles. They set solid screens and knock down shots when needed. Their head coach D.Casey is battle tested and ready to show he has what it takes to lead a team to a deep postseason run.
If the Raptors control the tempo of each game, this series could be over quick. If the Pacers get the scores of each game in the 100's, this could go to seven. I'm betting the Raptors will control this one due to the steady guard play.
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