I'm a pretty surprised at the lack of faith in the Nets, I think they will pull it off barring any injuries to Williams or Pierce.
I've been reading the typical stuff (ESPN, probasketball talk etc) and its really surprising at the hate for Lin. I get why people hate Melo, James and Kobe but Lin?? They put these articles out that subtlely balme Lin for Houston's series loss and then in the comments people pile on with how horrible he is
He averaged almost 14 and 4 off the bench on a team where he was the fourth option at best, harden was the unofficial point guard and Lin's playing time was all over the place.
am I the only one surprised at NBA coaches absolutely refusing to play a zone?? I get that its a college thing and maybe the NBA sees it as a gimmick and they probably don't practice it but if the Pacers went to a 2-3 zone, you get the benefits of Hibbert blocking the rim, your wings/guards can go up against the other teams 3 point shooters and you cut down on the guards strolling to the rim (you probably give up some rebounds but its not like what they are doing now is winning them the rebound war). Instead he plays man to man and they are having the same issues as the last series. Guards getting to the rim, wide open 3's, the Nene/Gortat combo just being faster than anything the Pacers have. I find it bizzare but maybe I'm crazy. Play a zone and turn Wall into a jump shooter and have rim protection.