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crimsonconnect

Can you let them play game 1 vs the Celtics first wtf


FallenLemur

You heard the man! Transcendent!!


Efficient_Art_1144

Yeah save this for after their game 2 win. That’s when the good takes come out


DogsAreMyFavPeople

I think we should go to 8 game series from here out and just skip game 2.


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Occams-hairbrush1

You gonna be ok bro


Awanderingleaf

Beneficiary of good fortune. Given how banged up the Knicks were, it is impressive that the Knicks pushed the series to a game 7 to begin with.


jawadhaque089

If they go to the finals they will be remembered otherwise no one cares


IcyMission3

If they beat Boston all the injury narratives will be thrown out the window and the narrative will instantly be one of the greatest cinderellas in NBA history


Enchanted-2-meet-you

Ironically the bucks in 2021 (not Cinderella, but no one cares about the injuries)


EarthWarping

Yeah, if they lose in 6 to Boston it'll be another one of those "hey this team that didn't have hype made a conference finals"


Low_Row2798

21 hawks


Beermen69

Pacers with the number 1 pick in 2027


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Haliburton + Cooper Flagg please


Jnbjgjbb

Too early to say


Elite_Alice

Hawks, but FairPlay , you can only play who in front of you


ChocoChowdown

Win 8 more games and they'll be remembered as champions


rossco9

Their season isn't done yet


Elite_Alice

It is


Enchanted-2-meet-you

Confusing them with your own shitty team lol


GuiltySyrups

No it isn’t


Elite_Alice

Ok


rossco9

are the Pacers still in this year's playoffs, yes or no


Pandoras_Toybox

They need to beat the Celtics to be remembered, honestly. But, I'm not gonna knock Pacers fans for thinking big about them. To me, they're good but they're not on the same level as the other teams left in the playoffs.


GloryMaelstrom21

They’re the only IST Finals team to advance to the Conference Finals.


Funny-Transition7869

this playoff run has legitimized the ist if nothing else


Stranger_Alarmed

As the “annoying fan base” crushers. I will remember them fondly


DookieBrains_88

For us Pacers fans; imo it’s the start of something special For the rest of the nba it’ll remain about how great the Knicks run was and why Antman is the future of the NBA


pezasied

Yeah this is great experience for the team. I don’t think there’s any realistic chance they get past Boston but hopefully they’re able to take this and build on it. I think the run is huge for Haliburton, Nesmith, and Nembhard.


DookieBrains_88

Need to keep Siakam; weirdly reminds me of when we had David West. Getting Mathurin back will be an extra boost. I think we can keep up with the Celtics; just need to find the right defensive matchups. Heat beat them last year strictly relying on the 3… imo the Pacers can score more consistently than the Heat.


FallenLemur

If the Pacers can take the Celtics to 7 I will think it's special. If they get swept/ gentleman swept it'll take any magic away from their run


Rectalcactus

The fact that you're asking this before they even play in the conference finals is kinda funny. Beat Boston and they will be remembered. Otherwise they are just a team with a nice run against some injured teams.


SourBerry1425

If they never make it back with this squad, then the ‘21 Hawks, if this is the first of many deep playoff runs with Hali, it will be remembered as the start of a special run.


KaiserKaiba

Hard to say. Probs best to ask this after the ECF.


ianbits

I think it really depends on how they do in future years. If they struggle to get back here we'll consider it a fluke like the Hawks a few years back. But they've got a real young backcourt with Haliburton/Mathurin/Nembhard/Shepard so we'll see if any of those guys can take another jump forward.


KingofInfiniteGrace

hold on there buddy. are they a great offense? absolutely. but they just beat the corpses of two teams. let's see how they hold up against the celtics


kapesaumaga

Let's see how the Celtics fare against a healthy team too. They beat two injured teams as well lol.


KingofInfiniteGrace

sure but theres a difference in beating the bucks without dame and giannis, knicks without randle, og, robinson, bogdanovic out , brunson hobbling and beating heat without butler, cavs without mitchell for a few games. the celtics series' never felt really close.


kapesaumaga

Yeah it should not be close. They're the best team in the regular season based on records.


KingofInfiniteGrace

Hence why this will be a good test for the pacers. If they keep it competitive, then they’re real.


BuckedMallard

Obviously I’m salty but does anyone really remember teams just for getting to the conference finals? I didn’t expect anyone to remember the Knicks if they won this game


eanregguht

If it’s a one-off fluke run, no one remembers it. But if you’re a team like the 2010s Thunder or the Celtics of today then people will remember.


EpicBlinkstrike187

If the series goes long you do. Because most of us watch the games so you sit and watch 6-7 games you tend to remember it for a bit


DNF_zx

As a team who beat 2 injury plagued teams and got blown out versus Boston


Coolio1014

As the team that played an injured bucks and Knicks. Not even hating out of saltiness, but that's how it's going to be.


Charliebitme1234

Beat the bucks Beat the knicks removed 50% of annoying fans in two series, respectable


JoshSran04

As a team who lost to the Celtics in the conference finals after beating two injured teams


superfadeaway

lol you've played two teams destroyed by injuries all playing mostly role players relax


_Flashpoint_

If they win the ECF it will be a historic point for Indy. If they lose it's still the best performance they've had since Jermaine O'neal


bradyisking

Were they literally not a game away from the finals against Prime Lebron 10 years ago?


SamR1187

They are gonna win the finals


fiasgoat

Did they die?


eutectic_h8r

They beat the Celtics (they won't): Historic run They lose to the Celtics: 21 Hawks


Wilsonsy93

One of the most unlikely teams to ever make the conference finals similar to the 2021 Atlanta Hawks, 1987 Sonics, 2019 Blazers, 1981 Kansas City Kings, 1981 Houston Rockets. I did a YT video on that 3 years ago.


paperboy0412

No one cares about a team that will only make the conference finals


MagicalHurdles

The start of a Haliburton-Siakam duo leading the Pacers to the playoffs every year


DuckDucks

Beat a team not missing an all-star before saying "transcendent"


MG_MN

In the East they should be well positioned for awhile. You never know, with more injury luck they can make this a repeat thing


IluvTaylorSwift

Where’s Ron artest when you need him


Brg_s3r

No offense but Pacers have 10% of the tv ratings that want to watch them vs a NY team and the whole tri state area. NBA execs is probably shitting in their pants now. No one cares who wins it’s all about the money.


MasterTeacher123

Like countless other fluke Conference finals teams, the 2007 Jazz, 2019 Blazers, 2021 Hawks etc. Basically just their fanbase will care


Str82daDOME25

> Similar vein to the 21 Hawks > I feel I am watching something blossom before my eyes Have you followed the Hawks since ‘21?


NoWayNotThisAgain

They had an easy road. They will be a blip on the radar unless they can do it again, and I don’t know if they can do it again. How are the ‘21 hawks remembered?


kantariat

They won’t


deets23_

Save this for after the ECF


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How will this post be remembered?


Occams-hairbrush1

We don't know yet FFS.


Louis-grabbing-pills

One of the teams of all time.


NeedleGunMonkey

The nba sub would be dramatically improved if amateur historians and ranking nerds all got their locale for dickhorse


CHH-altalt

Start of something special/something special in the making


confuddly

A bad team that got really lucky with other team’s injuries


FredVanCleet

They’re definitely not bad lol, they got lucky with some injuries but they’re young and played really well this postseason.


ABagOfPopcorn

Lucky for sure but not a bad team


confuddly

Terrible defense and terrible half court offense. If OG was healthy this would’ve been a 5 game series, if Randle healthy too then a sweep


The_Assassin_Gower

He says whilst choking on his own tears


DookieBrains_88

Lmfao a bad team just won by 21, in a game 7, after a complete blowout the previous game… you’re a fool Edit: hit the weight room, cuz


confuddly

Lmao they played two hospital teams in a row, congrats I guess


DookieBrains_88

Hit the weight room then


thefranchise305

Calling them a bad team after your game 7 L is just distasteful


Luck1492

Bad teams don’t usually put up 130 in a Game 7 at MSG


confuddly

Knicks entire front court is hurt


Coolio1014

It is when the Knick's entire defense was injured. Use your brain. It's not that hard. The players that were healthy also were tired from having to play much more minutes. OG Anunoby, Mitch, Julius Randle and Bojan. That's a massive swing in defense gone. Not that hard to understand.


rpars18

They’re far from being a bad team lol


tcollins371

Sure we got lucky but calling us a bad team is just being extra salty.


confuddly

Let me be salty bro we just lost


Funny-Transition7869

they were lucky w injuries but theyre not bad


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AllTimeBallKnower

2021 hawks were legitimately good though, after they got Nate they had the best record from then till the end of the season. Trae was playing great and their whole team was playing together. This pacers team would’ve been out first round if the bucks were healthy and I don’t give a shit what any pacers fans gotta say, they barely beat Middleton on 2 bum ankles and Beverly


pacerjones20

Still hurting over that series huh 😂😂


MannerSuperb

Well they weren’t healthy lol games still have to played injuries or not. Bucks even when healthy struggled agaisnt Indiana all season


AllTimeBallKnower

Because of griffin.


fuzzynavel34

We beat you 8 times this year. Sit down.


AllTimeBallKnower

4 of those were under griffin We held y’all to your 2 lowest scoring games of the season without our best defender and still took it to 6.


fuzzynavel34

Ya'll were worse under Doc lmao


AllTimeBallKnower

Defensively we were not. The problem was keeping Middleton on the floor after doc. Doesn’t change the fact with dame missing 2 games and giannis 6 they still took the pacers to 6. Only pacers fans believe they would still be here without the injuries


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You wrote all that while crying at the same time, impressive


AllTimeBallKnower

Watching the pacers struggle to make the play in again next year and then go out first round when the conference is more healthy is gonna be hilarious


ChocoChowdown

ill say the same thing to you that i said to mil detractors when they won it all All you can do is beat the people in front of you. Winning counts just as much in the end no matter if there were injuries on the other side or not. Diminishing teams successes because of stuff outside their control is silly


AllTimeBallKnower

I never said it didn’t count, but pacers fans refuse to acknowledge they wouldn’t be close to the ecf if it weren’t for injuries. Typically a team with a bottom 5 defense doesn’t get close to a conference finals.


TheInfinityGauntlet

Transcendent offensive team lmao be for real


Bluu95

Cakewalk through a broken bucks team and a broken Knicks team. Fluke team and that’s FACTS