May 17, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Darren Collison (2) drives to the basket against Miami Heat forward Shane Battier (31) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Miami 94-75. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Playoffs: Sunday Games Preview

Miami Heat  vs.  Indiana Pacers  

(Pacers Lead 2-1)

We’ve put up a preview of what the Pacers need to do to win this game, which is simple go out and do the same things they did in game three.   This could be the game where the Pacers really drive home that nail in the Heat’s demise for this post season.  It won’t be easy as I think the Heat will do anything they can do win this game as they say desperate times call for desperate measures.  Roy Hibbert will need to be just as good as he was in game three, especially with his rebounding.   That could be the thing to improve for the Pacers is to not allow the Heat to get to the offensive rebounds as much.  There was a point where it felt like the Heat got three or four in a row, in the long run it didn’t matter.  But I think this game ends up close, and those offensive rebounds could be the difference.  I want to call for a Pacers win, but it’s going to be tough, and if they win I say it’s a 5 point win or less.

 

San Antonio Spurs  vs.  Los Angeles Clippers  

(Spurs Lead 3-0)

May 19, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) guards Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) in the second half of game three of the Western Conference semi finals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Staples Center. San Antonio Spurs won 96-86. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE

Well if the Clippers couldn’t put the Spurs away with a 24 point lead, what in the world will it take to put down this team?  I know the Clippers will have to score more than 8 points in a quarter to at least keep this close, and even then that probably won’t matter.  The Spurs are just looking so impressive, I can’t seem to say it enough.  I think the only thing that could hurt this team is that this is on a back to back, so who knows how Tim Duncan holds up.  But I am still calling for the Spurs to put away the Clippers and continue this impressive run through the NBA Playoffs.

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