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Knicks Beat Pacers To Force Game 6, Ruin Everyone's Saturday Ni…

Knicks Beat Pacers To Force Game 6, Ruin Everyone's Saturday Night

Of all the NBA Conference semifinals, including the Grizzlies' and Heat's respective molly whopping of the Thunder and Bulls, the Knicks-Pacers series is by far the worst. We held out hope that Indiana would be able to travel to Madison Square Garden an…
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  • New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after b…

    New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after beating Indiana in Game 5

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    The Indiana Pacers are a poor offensive team, and yet they sprang out to a strong 3-1 lead in their Eastern semifinals matchup with the New York Knicks despite not setting the league ablaze with its offensive know-how. New York managed to keep their sea…
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  • Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Stand…

    Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Stands

    dimemag.com May 16, 2013
    If Indiana learned anything tonight, it was to not test Tyson Chandler. The big man has really struggled all year long and in New York’s 10-point Game 5 win, he recorded more fouls (five) than combined blocks and points (four). But the Pacers couldn’t
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  • Lance Stephenson Tries To Dunk On Chandler & Takes A Nasty Fall

    Lance Stephenson Tries To Dunk On Chandler & Takes A Nasty Fall

    dimemag.com deadspin.com May 16, 2013
    We love Lance Stephenson‘s aggression. With the rest of the Pacers playing in a daze tonight, Born Ready went hard to the rack in the first half, looking to cram one on Tyson Chandler. Instead, Chandler met him at the top and sent the young fella back.
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  • Without Rose, Bulls put up fight to end

    Without Rose, Bulls put up fight to end

    nba.com ESPN.com May 16, 2013
    The next time he suits up for a game, there's a good chance Derrick Rose will actually be in a uniform and not in a jacket and slacks.
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  • Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kidd

    Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kidd

    nytimes.com May 16, 2013
    Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said Chris Copeland would get playing time early in Game 5 against the Pacers, but Jason Kidd will also continue to play.
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  • Bird-flipping Heat fan Filomena Tobias is sorry, sort of, for g…

    Bird-flipping Heat fan Filomena Tobias is sorry, sort of, for giving Joakim Noah the finger

    yahoo.com May 16, 2013
    I kind of can't believe it's only been a week since Joakim Noah's ejection in Game 2 of his Chicago Bulls' Eastern Conference semifinals matchup with the Miami Heat. It feels like way more time has passed between Noah getting the gate, a certain upset b…
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  • Roy Hibbert among those showing big men still own the postseaso…

    Roy Hibbert among those showing big men still own the postseason

    CNNSI.com May 16, 2013
    Explosive guards and rangey forwards are the NBA's stars, but big men are key in the playoffs, as the first two rounds have shown. Roy Hibbert leads the way, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Video - Knicks Avoid Elimination 01:03

    Knicks Avoid Elimination

    May 16
    Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to lead the Knicks past the Pacers 85-75.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Analysis 04:37

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Analysis

    May 16
    Kurt Rambis breaks down the Knicks 85-75 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 01:27

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5

    May 16
    Stephen A. Smith discusses what the Knicks need to do to stave off elimination and force a Game 6 against the Pacers.
  • Video - Heat's Focus Heading Into East Finals 01:23

    Heat's Focus Heading Into East Finals

    May 16
    Kurt Rambis says the Miami Heat should be focused on preparing for Indiana's Roy Hibbert, David West and Paul George in advance of the Eastern Conference finals.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA playoffs 2013 - Without George Hill, the Indiana Pacers can't close ou…

    May 16
    Brian Windhorst examines what George Hill's absence means for the rest of the Pacers-Knicks series.
  • Sources: Maloofs reach record deal for Kings

    May 17
    Software billionaire Vivek Ranadive came to an agreement to purchase 65 percent of the Sacramento Kings from the Maloof Family for approximately $348 million. The Kings' total valuation in the sale is $535 million, an NBA record.
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA sets new precedent in voting to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 16
    The Kings are staying in Sacramento, which is tremendous news for their fans and a strong move forward for the NBA on principle.
  • Ian Thomsen: Roy Hibbert among those showing big men still own the postsea…

    May 16
    Little men have had it their way for some time now. Explosive guards and rangy forwards above the free throw line are practically untouchable, and their paths to the basket have been liberated. Flagrant fouls are written up like felonies, the three-poin…