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PBT Extra: Are Pacers or Spurs in any trouble in first round?

Apr 19, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

The reality is eight seeds almost never beat one seeds. That trend is not likely to change this season.

Julie Donaldson joins us for the latest PBT Extra where we discuss the top seeds in both conferences. After the Spurs have beaten the Mavericks nine straight meetings it’s hard to imagine Dallas coming out of that series on top.

You can construct a scenario where the struggling Pacers lose a couple of games early and their troubles snowball… except they are against a Hawks team that without Al Horford just isn’t that big a threat. If Indiana had to face Dallas it might have been different, but that’s not the rules.

  1. onlyavoice - Apr 19, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    If the Hawks take game 1, then I can see the so called finger pointing & chemistry issues
    escalating again with the Pacers, which could lead to an early exit.
    (officials could play a big part also with the Pacers mentality)

  2. Jeff - Apr 19, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    I suspect big trouble for the Pacers.

  3. wwttww - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Hawks in 6

  4. jzone954 - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:37 PM

    The hawks in 6 years maybe…
    Listen. It’s going to be Miami and the pacers in the ECF bar any major injury

  5. 00maltliquor - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    The Spurs got nothing to worry about until the 2nd round. They got the Mavs number this year…on speed dial. They’ll sweep them like they did in the regular season. The Pacers now…they’re gonna have a hard game or two before advancing. If they lose to the Hawks they should just blow it up!

  6. Jeff - Apr 19, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Pacers lost.
    Unfortunately that’s what I expected and predicted.
    The Pacers are still in their malaise. They won’t make it out if the first round.

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