Nope, I will not be coerced into putting my hopes up for the Knicks despite their Game 5 win. The Pacers have convincingly defeated them in all games in Indianapolis this season and the second round. Last time they won there was during the 20th century. I do not see that changing anytime soon.
At 18 PRA average, J.R. Smith is the hottest pick of that date. He got 21 PRA on his last two games (sober?). His ceiling is close to the 34 PRA he got in a regular season game back in January 10. He is still inconsistent. Anyone who picks him is taking a risk but also hoping for a high production.
At 23 PRA average, Raymond Felton is the safer pick because of some form of consistency that comes with being the starting point guard and the minutes that come with it. He gets my pick.
I wonder what Stephen A. Smith has to say after that last win.
Me? I am already planning my picks for that Heat-Pacers series in the conference finals.