Here’s all you need to know about the Miami-Indiana series: The Heat have the three best players. Sure, the Pacers gave the Bulls fits last year in the first round, and they’re currently one of the hottest teams in the league, and they’ve won seven road games in a row … but which of these matchups do the Pacers win?
Danny Granger vs. LeBron.
Paul George vs. D Wade.
David West vs. Chris Bosh.
None. On his best day, maybe West plays Bosh to a standstill. Indiana has the better bench than Miami, but so did the Knicks, and look where it got them. Pacers’ coach Frank Vogel, already seeing problems ahead, is working the officials well in advance of game one (Sunday, 3:30 pm):.
“They are the biggest flopping team in the NBA,” Vogel said. “It will be very interesting to see how the referees officiate this series and how much flopping they reward.
“Every time you drive to the basket, they’ve got guys not making a play on the ball, but sliding in front of drivers, often times they’re falling down before contact is even made. It’ll be very interesting to see how this series is officiated.”
LeBron has been known to flop, but good luck with the refs, Frank.