East finals preview: Why top-seeded New York isn't the favorite

— -- The conference finals open Wednesday in the East (ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET) when New York plays its second game at Madison Square Garden in as many days.

No. 1 New York (23-11 in the regular season) vs. No. 3 <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/topics/news/indiana.htm" class="r_lapi">Indiana</a> (20-14)