Of course, the question also could be asked: Can the Kings beat the Pacers?
Both teams have gone back and forth throughout the season in holding the league's best record. What will happen when the two teams meet in Conseco on Friday?
Will Brad Miller go off on the Pacers like he did when they played in Sac-town?
Who will J.O. guard, Brad or Chris Webber?
How effective will Artest be on the offensive end if he has Doug Christie, another fine defender, on him?
Do you slow the tempo down and try to control the clock, make them play half-court ball so to speak, and if so how do you do that?
I can't wait for Friday's game (I'm making the roadie in Indy to check it out in person) but I'm more than a little worried about the outcome. With Webber, Miller, Bibby, and Stojakovic the Kings pose a lot of matchup problems. Luckily the Pacers have good team defense so they'll be able to defend those players straight up.
I'm still worried that the Pacers won't be able to match their firepower. If a few of their guys have an off night or if Artest is able to shut down Peja, they can win but if not...
Anyway, what does everyone else think about this game? If the Pacers lose, will it effect their psyche or confidence?