How Indiana Pacers Match Up Against Every Potential Conference Playoff Opponent

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How Indiana Pacers Match Up Against Every Potential Conference Playoff Opponent
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Entering the final week of play, it's become apparent that the Indiana Pacers will finish the season as the third seed in the East.

Sitting two-and-a-half games behind the Knicks for the second seed with only four games to play, it is highly unlikely Indiana will top the Knicks in the standings. This isn't necessarily a bad thing for the Pacers, as they will avoid playing the Boston Celtics in the first round, who are likely to finish seventh in the East.

We will analyze not only the Pacers potential matchup with those same Boston Celtics, but Indiana's potential matchup with every other team slated for the Eastern Conference playoffs. We'll take a look at how the the teams match up and what the Pacers will need to do to advance.

Here are the keys for a Pacers victory in every hypothetical series during the Eastern Conference playoffs.

 

All stats are courtesy of ESPN unless otherwise noted.

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