- John Carroll, Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
Everyone has been waiting for this series all year -- the same two teams but with a different cast of characters. Pat Riley reshuffled the deck in Miami with the hope of constructing a team better suited to knock off Detroit. The Pistons have the same team but a different leader: Flip Saunders led the Pistons to a franchise-best 64 wins, but he will have all the pressure on him to get his team back to the NBA Finals.
Scouts Inc. breaks down the Eastern Conference finals series between the No. 1 Detroit Pistons and the No. 2 Miami Heat (and picks the winner).