3. Indiana Pacers
The Pacers play the Bucks as good as, if not better than, any team in the league, despite having a roster that doesn’t exactly intimidate on paper.
They play physical defense against Antetokounmpo, and can frustrate him at times with constantly touching and grabbing (whether a foul is called is another issue, and actually a good reason why Indiana has had success).
Domantas Sabonis is an X-factor, but as much as he used to feast on Thon Maker, John Henson, and other previous Milwaukee bigs, he may not be as lethal in the paint against a rotation of Brook Lopez, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nikola Mirotic, Pau Gasol, and Ersan Ilyasova.
With all of that being said, Victor Oladipo being injured severely hampers the Pacers, and in all likelihood will ultimately limit how far Indiana can advance.
Projected Series Result: 4-2 Bucks