"It's just unfortunate that we've been penalized so much this year and nothing has happened to the Pistons, the Palace or the city of Detroit," he said. "It's almost like it's always our fault. The league knows it. They should be ashamed of themselves to let the security be as lax as it is around here."
----------------- Reggie Miller
If the Pacers don't deserve to be in the ECF, then either Atlanta or Washington should have beat them! They didn't and the Pacers are in the finals.
It's not like the Pacers didn't give both Atlanta and Washington chances to beat them. It's neither was good enough to get the job done, and the Pacers won. It's Atlanta and Washington's fault they aren't in the ECF, b/c they weren't good enough to beat the Pacers. The Pacers deserve to be there, b/c they beat both of them. If the Pacers didn't deserve to be there, they wouldn't be there. They might have looked ugly at times getting there, BUT THEY GOT THERE! That's the bottom line.
2 series down 2 more to go!!!