So much for that sweep prediction I made in my playoff preview of the Indiana-Atlanta series. At least I wasn’t alone.
Using 20-20 hindsight, I and many others should have seen this coming.
The Hawks and Pacers might be seeded on opposite ends of the spectrum, but they’ve been playing quite similarly, going 12-13 dating back to March 1st. Indiana was allowing a league-low 94.2 points per 100 possessions through February but that number has ballooned to 102.8 since the beginning of March.
And Roy Hibbert? Let’s not forget that he was voted onto the Eastern Conference All-Star team by the other 14 Eastern Conference coaches — all of whom would probably advise their GMs at this point that the 7-foot-2 center from Georgetown is not even worth pursuing in a trade.
Seriously, has any one player’s stock fallen faster than Hibbert’s?
A recap of all Saturday’s action awaits you in this podcast with Adam the Bull on CBS Sports Radio.