Reggie Jackson Comments on Playing Cavaliers in 1st Round of 2016 NBA Playoffs

April 12th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The 2012 Philadelphia 76ers were the last No. 8 seed to upend a No. 1 seed in a first-round NBA playoff series, but the Detroit Pistons—and point guard Reggie Jackson, in particular—are gunning to become the sixth squad to accomplish that feat when they open postseason play against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

By virtue of a 99-93 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, the Pistons are locked into the No. 8 seed and will square off against LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and the defending Eastern Conference champions. 

However, Jackson isn't afraid of the task at hand. 

"I like it...I don't want to fight Goliath's homeboy or little brother," Jackson said following Tuesday's loss, according to the Miami Herald's Ethan J. Skolnick. "I want to fight Goliath."

"I think that's how this locker room feels," Jackson added, per's David Mayo. "I think they'll probably hear this. You know, they're a tough team, and respectfully so, they're No. 1 in the East—one of the best teams in the league. But we're hungry. We're hungry to prove ourselves. We're hungry, and we ...

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