The looking glass is not kind in Boston: The Pacers mirror the Celtics and overwhelm them at the Garden.
Remove the threat of more fisticuffs, and this Pistons-Pacers' rematch lacks punch.
The only thing tougher than trying to score in the East finals is watching the teams try to score.
The East playoffs are looking like a two-team race between defensive-minded Indiana and Detroit.
The top five teams in the NBA still all play in the West. But who are the East's five best teams?
They could win it all in the Eastern Conference, all six of the teams that are still in contention.
Which head coach might lose his job in 2002-03? The list begins with Indiana's Isiah Thomas.
The Celtics found out how hard it is to close out a series against the battle-tested Sixers.