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The Knicks tried to counter the Pacers' size in Game 4, but it was perimeter play that sparked Indiana's 93-82 win. New York needs help in this chess match, writes Ian Thomsen.
Indiana tightens the screws defensively once again, takes a 3-1 series lead over New YorkUpdated May 14 Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS — The Knicks attempted to find another gear against the Indiana Pacers’ all-world defense on Tuesday, but the engine repeatedly failed to even turn over for New York. Indiana kept up its stifling defense and opportunistic offense in the tSource: yahoo.comShare TweetNew York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith checked into Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers with 7:11 remaining in the first quarter. Sixty seconds later, the struggling Sixth Man of the Year took his first shot of the night, a 27-foot 3-pointer. As has be…
Clear Path: The Pacers defense again caused havoc with the Kn…Updated May 14 Share TweetThe Pacers defense again caused havoc with the Knicks' shooters and Indiana took advantage to score a 93-82 Game 4 win, and a 3-1 series lead, in the Eastern semifinals.Source: CNNSI.com
The Grizzlies Are Starting To Look Like The 2004 Champion PistonsUpdated May 14 Share TweetDefense wins championships. Over the years, the same concept is continuously preached… all the while Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Michael Jordan rule the world with unmatched offense. However, in the end over the past 25 years, that theory has been proSource: dimemag.comShare TweetMiami Heat star Dwyane Wade received extensive treatment Tuesday on his bruised right knee and is considered questionable for Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe New York Knicks are a total mess right now. Already facing an uphil battle down 2-1 to the Pacers heading into Game 3 Indianpolis tonight, the bad news keeps mounting. J.R. Smith is apparently still sick, Kenyon Martin missed practice yesterday afte…Source: dimemag.com
Carmelo Anthony hardly blamed for struggling team on Knicks home network, MSGUpdated May 14 Share TweetBernard King’s “self-imposed” Twitter exodus had a trickle-down effect. Either that, or Carmelo Anthony was so invisible in the second half of Knicks’ 82-71 loss to the Pacers in Game 3, the voices couldn’t even see him. Jeff Van Gundy should hiSource: nydailynews.com
Pacers 5-0 At Home In PlayoffsMay 14Tim Legler breaks down how the Pacers contained Carmelo Anthony and stopped the Knicks from getting open looks.
Pacers Cruise To Commanding 3-1 LeadMay 14The Pacers outrebounded the Knicks 54-36 en route to a 93-82 win in Game 4.
Ian Thomsen: Pacers' depth of options leave Knicks guessing wrong againMay 14INDIANAPOLIS -- It's late in the day for this kind of talk. "At this point I'm reaching," admitted coach Mike Woodson. "Trying to find combinations that will work."
Windhorst: Paul George does it all for Pacers in Game 4 win over KnicksMay 15Paul George's defense has stifled Carmelo Anthony and helped give the Pacers a 3-1 series lead, Brian Windhorst writes.
2013 NBA playoffs: Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs Game 5 previewMay 14Who has the upper hand in the Warriors-Spurs series now?