The small forwards are probably the most improved players on each team. Richard Jefferson has become a go-to scorer, and Tayshaun Prince was probably Detroit's best player in the first round. Jefferson has been much better when they've met head-to-head, though. Prince averaged just 5.3 points per game in both the Eastern Conference Finals last year, and in the 4 games the two teams played this year.
- Prince is on the rise - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger