I almost didn't post this, because of the knee-jerk reactions from some people, but it is a question I wanted to put out there.
Suppose we win tonight and the series returns to Indiana for Game 6. We once again get swamped by Bulls fans and we lose the game (and series).
Does that kill the good will and excitement that we gained by winning Game 4 at home? Does the pain of seeing a house full of Bulls fans celebrating as if they'd just won the Finals take away all the pleasure we've had watching the Pacers grow?
I'd never want the team to do anything but go out and win, but in the back of my mind it makes me think that winning our last home game is absolutely mandatory - and winning 3 in a row from the Bulls isn't going to be easy.