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10 Most Brutal NBA Rivalries Of All Time

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5. Detroit PistonsIndiana Pacers

in 2003-04, the Pacers hired Rick Carlisle, who was the Pistons’ coach the previous year. The headlines read “Jermaine O’Neal, Ron Artest and Reggie Miller take on Chauncey Bullups, Rip Hamilton, and Rasheed Wallace. Detroit won the 2004 East Finals against the Pacers and also won the NBA championship in the next round.

On November 19, 2004, ‘The Malice At The Palace’ or the “Pacers-Pistons (Brawl) took place. Everyone involved was suspended to certain points while Artest was suspended the rest of the season.

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