by Marcel Mutoni

Detroit vs Boston. It’s the series everyone has been waiting for since the start of the season. I can’t recall the last time something similar has been said about an Eastern Conference matchup.

Game 1 of this series goes tonight Boston, and the weight of the world will be on Ray Allen’s shoulders. Quite simply, he must break out of his shooting slump if the C’s plan on advancing to the NBA Finals. And I think he will; Hall of Fame shooters don’t just lose “it” overnight. As Allen says, Doc has to find a way to get him more touches.

The Pistons are rested and healthy. It’s likely that they will be a tad rusty in the early going, but that’s never been a huge concern for these guys. At least we can rest assured in the knowledge that they won’t be taking any games off in this round.

The series is chock-full of great matchups, but none better than Rasheed vs. KG. The fact that these two will go toe-to-toe for the next 6 or 7 games is a treat for any fan of the game.