Round 3: Nets vs Pacers
C : Javale McGee - Brandan Wright
PF : Al Horford - Larry Sanders - Reggie Evans
SF : Rudy Gay - Tracy McGrady - Jonas Jerebko
SG : Paul George - Evan Turner
PG : Chauncey Billups - Brandon Jennings
Originally Posted by janjanjanjan3
PG: Kyle Lowry/Jordan Farmar/John Lucas
SG: Ray Allen/Daniel Green
SF: Shawn Marion/Corey Maggette
PF: Carlos Boozer/Antawn Jamison/Drew Gooden
C: Dwight Howard/Boris Diaw/Drew Gooden
Any matchup between these 2 teams will be an ugly defensive slugfest. First team to break 80 might win. I don't think Indiana's THAT much better, but I can kind of picture Dwight getting 20/15, and Boozer, Allen, and Marion all getting between 12-15 points when they matchup.
While I'm leaning Pacers, I could see the Nets depth w/ big men getting Dwight in foul trouble, and that could swing the game in the other direction. When push comes to shove, I have no idea where the Nets are getting their points toward the end of a tight, low scoring ballgame (maybe Billups?). I could kind of see Indiana being more likely to win a tight one (especially with Allen maybe hitting a clutch 3 or two, and maybe with Marion and Howard making clutch defensive plays that turn into transition baskets) I'll go with the Pacers - but it's not an easy choice.
I hate the Nets since they beat my Jazz. But I go with them.
I think the Pacers control the tempo defensively and ahve more go to scorers. While the Nets have more depth, during the crunch time their starters will be on the court and IMO the Pacers starters are better than the Nets so I go with them.
My opinion of course.
I just don't see anyone stopping Dwight Howard, you know unless he wants to go easy on the Nets because that's where he wants to play. And yea I think the Nets have a tough time scoring.
Bump this, it needs more votes. So close right now.
Reallly close for me, but Pacers mainly b/c they have Dwight and the Nets best scorer Rudy will have Marion smothering him all game
you know - all the people that commented picked the pacers, but the Nets are winning. What are some of your reasons for choosing this Nets team if you voted for them?
Going with the Nets; the Pacers are simply too old. Plus I hate Carlos Boozer, as does every Bull fan. l think the Net's bench is slightly better and they have the clear advantage from 2-4. Point guards are a wash, and of course the Pacers get the nod at the 5 because they have the best center in the game-----Dwight Howard. Two good teams, but I think the Nets matchup better here. They are younger, have more length, and are the deeper team of the two.
Ill take the Pacers in double OT as long as Antwan backs up at the SF Maggette is beyond bad at basketball at this point in his career.
But if Lowry goes down they are SOL
OK now i need to explain my strategy for this matchup, I was praying i dont get the Pacers this round because I think they are really good.
The Nets' biggest advantage is they are 8-man deep, with interchangeable pieces. take out one of my starter be it because of injury or foul trouble and the talent drop will not be that big. Jennings can backup the 1 and sometime 2, Turner can play 1-3, Wright can play 4 and 5. My starters are also very flexible, George can play 2 and 3, Gay can sometimes play 4, Horford 4 and 5.
IF you look at the Pacers, Take away Dwight and they have Diaw. Take away Lowry and they have Farmar. Take away Marion and Maggette comes off the bench.
People argue that the Nets will have a hard time scoring, I agree, but so will the Pacers. I do have an important player off the bench who can provide the scoring after our starters tire each other one out. That is Jennings, Jennings can play the role of Jason Terry to this team
Another problem I have with the Pacers is Lowry, I dont think Lowry is a good fit with Dwight, Lowry to me is a drive and dish PG who plays it tough, but the length of my frontcourt will make it hard for him to do that. I think hes just a stat stuffer, theres a reason the ROckets want Dragic over him even if they will still have to resign Dragic to a bigger contract while they can settle with lowry at a very affordable price.
This is fantastic. Should I lose, I definitely think that the Nets go all the way. I was disappointed with the first round and how most of the matches were blowouts, but much the same as this game would be closer than those, the voting is neck and neck.
Great matchup, very hard to pick a winner. May the best team win.