Ep. 20: Mike Mazzeo

There’s plenty to talk about now five games into the Pacers’ first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors.

Mike Mazzeo is on the Brooklyn Nets beat during the regular season.

Mike Mazzeo is on the Brooklyn Nets beat during the regular season.

On this week’s episode of the Vigilant Sports Pacers Podcast, Mike Mazzeo of ESPN.com joins to analyze the series and the Pacers’ big collapse in the fourth quarter of Game 5 that cost them a lead in the series.

Mazzeo has been covering the series from the Raptors’ perspective. During the regular season, he’s a beat reporter covering the 21-win Brooklyn Nets. That said, there’s no doubt he’s having a good time covering a series between two quality teams.

With Game 6 set for 7:30 pm ET, the Pacers face elimination down 3-2 in the best-of-seven series.

See Also: ESPNEWS to televise its first live NBA Playoff game Friday: Pacers-Raptors Game 6

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Topics Discussed:

  • His expectations entering the series
  • If the players feel the weight of Toronto lacking a series win in 15 years
  • The Pacers’ meltdown in Game 5
  • The chess match between the head coaches
  • Contrasting bench contributions
  • Paul George’s amazing season

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