10. 1998 Indiana Pacers
Key players: Reggie Miller, Rik Smits, Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, Jalen Rose
Result: Lost to one of the greatest teams in NBA history (Jordan Bulls) in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Literally a quarter away from potentially being an NBA champion (assuming they could maybe beat the Jazz). And yes, I think this 1998 Pacers team is better than the 2000 Pacers who made the Finals (less competition in the East in 2000, no Michael Jordan to play against, and Reggie was past his prime).