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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…Share Tweet
New York smartens up the attack, keeps its season alive after beating Indiana in Game 5yahoo.com May 16, 2013The 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…Share Tweet
Tyson Chandler Destroys Tyler Hansbrough’s Layup Into The Standsdimemag.com May 16, 2013If 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’tShare TweetWe 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.Share TweetThe 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.Share Tweet
Woodson Turns to Copeland, but Won’t Desert Kiddnytimes.com May 16, 2013Knicks 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.Share Tweet
Bird-flipping Heat fan Filomena Tobias is sorry, sort of, for giving Joakim Noah the fingeryahoo.com May 16, 2013I 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…Share TweetCNNSI.com May 16, 2013Explosive 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.Share Tweet
Knicks Avoid EliminationMay 16Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to lead the Knicks past the Pacers 85-75.
Pacers-Knicks Game 5 AnalysisMay 16Kurt Rambis breaks down the Knicks 85-75 win over the Pacers.
Pacers-Knicks Game 5May 16Stephen A. Smith discusses what the Knicks need to do to stave off elimination and force a Game 6 against the Pacers.
Heat's Focus Heading Into East FinalsMay 16Kurt 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.