So we have the match-ups for round 2 of the playoffs, what are you looking forward to the most?
Personally I am really excited about Indiana vs New York. The match-up I really want to see is Stephenson vs Smith, they are both wildcards and I feel that could be very entertaining to watch going at each other.
Outside of my Pacers I am interested in how the Warriors go against the Spurs and more specifically Curry vs Parker and to lesser extent Barnes vs Leonard.
Is DRose gonna play??!!
I'm also looking forward to the Knicks-Pacers series. Conjures up memories of the mid/late 90's Eastern Conference.
All the series , every one has intrigue, the games tommorow in the Knicks pacers series and Memphis thunder series should set the tone for both those series.
as far as entertainment goes, i'd say the warriors-spurs game. as mentioned it features Curry vs Parker, young sf's in Barnes vs Kawhi, but i think the most important match-up for the warriors is Bogut vs Duncan. if Bogut isnt able to make things difficult for Tim on both ends of the court, this could be a shorter series than what im hoping for.
also looking forward to OKC vs MEM. this is a defining series for Kevin Durant. going up against arguably the best defensive team in the league without Russel Westbrook. this is gona be a physical grind out series that will remind me of a 90's basketball and i just cant wait. So ironic if Thabeet becomes somewhat of a factor against the team that drafted him 2nd over-all. Perkins can find himself in foul trouble in 1 or 2 games in the series and Thabeet will be asked to guard Gasol or Randolph. Will Tony Allen be able to find any form of success guarding the 6'10" Durant? So many questions to be answered in this series.
Memphis in 6
Spurs in 6
Heat in 5 (if DRose is not playing)
Knicks in 7
I'm looking forward to the Knicks and Pacers.
This is going to be a long and physical series. Expect a lot of confrontations. The Knicks say Amare Stoudemire will return game three... We'll see how that affects their team.
Whichever team makes it to face Miami will be severely beat up.