The Washington Wizards aren’t just trying to extend their season on Thursday evening; the squad will also be attempting to develop some sort of carryover into 2014-15. There are players playing for paychecks, coaches working to set up residence, a general manager attempting to prove that his way of team-building was the right way.
The Pacers? They just want this to go away.
Indiana was created to end Miami’s run of championships. It was designed to topple the Heat, with arms outstretched, and it has flailed away in its repeated attempts to earn a shot at its fiercest rival. The Pacers were basically a .500 team down the final stretch of the regular season, it needed seven games to dispatch a sub-.500 team in the first round of the playoffs, and all typical signs would point to Indiana needing a Game 7 on its home floor to down the Wizards.
That’s assuming the Wizards can stretch things out. The team is 1-3 at home during the postseason, and the squad strangely lost just as many gamesRead More »from Washington and Indiana remain a confounding cluster of contrasting combatants