Indiana Pacers: 4 teams Indy fans should root for in the NBA Playoffs

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Team that Indiana Pacers fans should root for: Milwaukee Bucks

Sure, the Milwaukee Bucks are division rivals of the Indiana Pacers, but there is a lot to like about that franchise. First, they are full of likeable players who play the game the right way. MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo attracts a lot of amity from fans with his genuine character and hardwork. His humility, most stemming from his similarly humble beginnings, makes him a constant feel-good story in the league.

Their other stars, Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, are tremendous players who routinely play on both sides of the floor with flair and consistency unmatched by many. Even PJ Tucker and Brook Lopez are selfless veterans who have accepted lesser roles to make the Bucks’ mighty engine run more seamlessly. The small market factor also cuts in well for the cheer-ability.

After two straight disappointing playoff runs despite owning the East’s top seed, Milwaukee is primed for a Finals appearance this time. Division rivals are normally teams to root against, but the Bucks’ battalion of likeable and professional players make them easy to root for.

And Justin and Aaron probably do, too.