• Knicks will need J.R. Smith's best shot to be successful against the Pacers

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    • Pacers' West (leg) expected to play in Game 1

      Pacers forward David West is expected to play Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals at Miami, despite an injured right leg.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Larry Bird is quite proud of his Indiana Pacers, and he’ll text you to tell you so

      Larry Bird has not been a member of the Indiana Pacers, technically, since sitting in on the team’s observance of the NBA’s summer leagues in 2012. Citing health reasons and a need for a break after nine years of running the team, Bird stepped down fr
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Blueprint for the Pacers to beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference finals

      The consensus says Indiana is in over its head against Miami, despite winning the season series. It won't be easy, but Rob Mahoney outlines a possible blueprint for a massive upset.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoffs: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers preview

      One year ago the Pacers grabbed homecourt advantage and a 2-1 lead in their Eastern semifinal before LeBron James and Dwyane Wade exploded offensively, winning the next three games for Miami en route to the title. Some things haven't changed: Wade is hu…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pacers will try to leverage size advantage over dominant Heat

      The Indiana Pacers had the No. 1 defense in the NBA this season and just shut down Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks over six games. The Miami Heat had the league's No. 1 offense and just dispatched Tom Thibodeau's D in five. The trump card in the…
      Source: nba.com
    • After Lance Stephenson steal in fourth quarter, Carmelo Anthony and Knicks can't stop Pacers

      If you are looking for the one place in this game when everything changed, and this season really began to change into next season for the Knicks, it was when it was 92-92.
    • Bob Kravitz: These Pacers a true team with a big heart

      Small market, big heart. Clearly, somebody forgot to get the word out on the small-market conspiracy because, well, look at the NBA's final four. Tiny Memphis. Tiny San Antonio. Miami, a big market but a fickle one.
      Source: indystar.com
    • Pacers shake off Knicks to seize series in 6

      Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Knixed in Six: Pacers end season for Melo and Co.

      Forget about a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden. And you can forget about a trip to Miami as well. The Knicks championship drought is now at 40 years and counting after the Indiana Pacers, tougher and smarter throughout the series, defeated Mike Woodson’
    • Pacers' Hill gets start in Game 6 vs. Knicks

      Indiana Pacers guard George Hill has been cleared to play Saturday night against the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
    • Stephenson leads Pacers to East finals

      The Knicks wanted a Game 7, but Lance Stephenson had other ideas. The Pacers guard wore down New York's roster in Indiana's 106-99 series-clinching win, says Ben Golliver.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pacers go to East finals with 4-2 series win vs. Knicks

      Pacers go to East finals with 4-2 series win vs. Knicks
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • George Hill will play in Game 6 despite a concussion suffered on Tuesday

      George Hill will play in Indiana’s crucial, and potentially series-deciding, Game 6 against the New York Knicks on Saturday. “We did everything by the book,” Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel told the media in the hours before his team’s match with
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Pacers’ Hill Is Working His Way Back From Concussion

      The point guard, who was hurt in Game 4 against the Knicks, must complete a series of exertion exercises before being cleared to play.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Previewing Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers

      Will the Pacers be able to overcome George Hill's absence and finish off the Knicks? Or will New York come through again and extend the series? Rob Mahoney previews Game 6.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Hill to have more concussion tests before Game 6

      Pacers guard George Hill will have another concussion test before Saturday's home playoff game.
    • Like Patrick Ewing did in 1994, Carmelo Anthony can carry Knicks over Pacers

      In so many ways, the best and most important money game Patrick Ewing ever played for the Knicks, the one that finally put him into the NBA Finals, was Game 7 against another Indiana Pacers team, back in 1994. Patrick scored 24 points in that game, had …
    • Pacers mum about changes, Hill's status

      The Indiana Pacers head into Game 6 against the New York Knicks in unfamiliar territory.
      Source: nba.com
    • Roy Hibbert thinks the Pacers played like, um, kittens in Game 5 loss to Knicks

      If you wanted to say that the Indiana Pacers lost Thursday's Game 5 more than the New York Knicks won it, I wouldn't fight you in a public square. While the Knicks did seem more willing to attack and press the action in taking a 10-point decision, the P…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Even in ugly must-win, Carmelo Anthony and Knicks pretty gritty

      All night long you kept looking at the scoreboard after the Pacers had missed another free throw or made another turnover, and kept expecting to see the Knicks up by more than they were on the night when they were playing for their season. But they were…
    • Knicks a better team than Pacers in Game 5, who visibly miss George Hill

      An elbow from Game 4 out in Indianapolis went a long way toward getting the Knicks back to the Circle City for one more basketball game on Saturday. Tyson Chandler threw it, George Hill caught it with his noggin and the Knicks used Hill’s absence on Thu
    • Bob Kravitz: Nervous about the Pacers? You should be

      Now, everything changes. Just like that, George Hill gets whacked on a Tyson Chandler pick in Game 4, suffers a concussion, and suddenly a playoff series the Indiana Pacers had fully in hand turns dangerous.
      Source: indystar.com
    • 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…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Carmelo, Knicks down Pacers to stay alive

      Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Knicks, back with smaller lineup, top Pacers in Game 5 to stay alive

      Desperate times call for desperate measures and with the Knicks on the brink of elimination, Mike Woodson redeemed himself from his brain freeze in Game 4 by pushing all the right buttons in the Knicks' 85-75 Game 5 victory.
    • Carmelo, Knicks edge Pacers to cut deficit to 3-2

      The Knicks aren't ready to call it a season. Led by Carmelo Anthony, New York bounced back in Game 5 to pull out an 85-75 victory over the Pacers, cutting its series deficit to 3-2.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pacers say they must be ‘perfect,’ ‘extraordinary’ to beat Knicks in Game 5, because they’re polite

      The Indiana Pacers stand just one win away from earning their first trip to the Eastern Conference finals in nine years, just 48 minutes from a rematch with a Miami Heat squad that ousted them from the playoffs in the second round one year ago. All they…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • To survive, Knicks must play big

      The big lineup experiment was a failure. And besides that, the time for trying new ideas is over. The Knicks are facing elimination on Thursday night when they meet the Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at the Garden.
    • J.R. Smith takes all the blame for the Knicks’ awful series, which is nice, but wrong

      It's no secret that J.R. Smith can't buy a bucket these days - I mean, we've now even got a Twitter account mockumenting his every misfire. He's seemed lost for the last six games, and while he found a bit of rhythm in the fourth quarter of the New York
      Source: yahoo.com
    • J.R. Smith Takes Blame for Knicks’ Struggles (It’s Not His Fault)

      By now you may have seen J.R. Smith‘s comments following the Knicks‘ rotten performance last night in Indiana. New York’s offense has been atrocious, and J.R. (7-22 from the field last night) is taking the blame. From Newsday: “My frustration leve
      Source: dimemag.com
    • Carmelo Anthony unable to raise game, score point in fourth quarter as Knicks fall to Pacers

      Anthony's certainly not playing at the level of a player who finished third in the MVP voting, having failed to score a single point in the fourth quarter of Game 4, as the Knicks fell behind in these conference semifinals, 3-1.
    • Windhorst: Paul George does it all for Pacers in Game 4 win over Knicks

      Paul George's defense has stifled Carmelo Anthony and helped give the Pacers a 3-1 series lead, Brian Windhorst writes.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Pacers' depth of options leave Knicks guessing wrong again

      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.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pacers get 3-1 series lead as Knicks go cold

      George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 93-82 victory over the New York Knicks and a 3-1 lead in the second-round series.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Chris Copeland could help kickstart Knicks’ woeful offense against Pacers’ lockdown D

      The fears facing New York Knicks fans heading into the Eastern Conference semifinals focused on the Indiana Pacers' defense. In general, the concern was whether a best-in-the-league unit even stingier than the Boston Celtics group that gave the Knicks' …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Knicks 'absolutely' on same page for Game 4

      New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson insists that his team is "absolutely" on the same page a day after Carmelo Anthony appeared put off by Tyson Chandler's criticism of the Knicks' offense.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Paul George making an impact against Knicks despite still-developing offensive game

      Paul George's offense is still a work in progress. But that hasn't kept him from making an impact versus New York. Rob Mahoney examines that ways in which he is leaving his mark.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Pacers again looking to take charge over Knicks

      The Indiana Pacers have been converting second chances all season.
      Source: nba.com
    • Knicks' Carmelo Anthony needs to shoot more and make more to beat Indiana Pacers

      If you stood outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse on South Delaware St. on a picture-perfect Mother’s Day morning and looked through the big viewing windows, down onto the Pacers’ practice court, you saw the oddest sight. You saw Carmelo Anthony shooting t
    • Lawrence: Knicks need Melo to pick up Pace

      The Knicks are once again down to the Pacers in this conference semifinal series and you can start the blame game by pointing fingers at Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks needed way more than Anthony’s pedestrian 21-point effort, with only eight coming after
    • Knicks need Carmelo Anthony to step up, impose will on games

      The Knicks are once again down to the Pacers in this conference semifinal series and you can start the blame game by pointing fingers at Carmelo Anthony. The Knicks needed way more than Anthony’s pedestrian 21-point effort, with only eight coming after
    • Ian Thomsen: Hibbert's toughness leads Pacers to Game 3 win over Knicks

      Size matters. In every other game, at least.
    • City Brickers: Knicks awful shooting leads to Game 3 loss to Pacers

      It all went horribly wrong for the Knicks, in a way that makes you question if they have the mental toughness and offensive firepower to win three more games and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.
    • Bob Kravitz: The Pacers must seize the spotlight from the Knicks

      For now, the Pacers are merely shining in the reflected light of the New York Knicks. They are the foils in this Eastern Conference semifinal series, the other guys everywhere except for Indiana. It's Carmelo.
      Source: indystar.com
  • Bosh aiming to be impactful for Heat against Pacers

    This is the matchup Chris Bosh wanted in the Eastern Conference finals.
    Source: nba.com
  • Vogel responds to LeBron, respects Heat

    Frank Vogel said Monday that he has great respect for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, but as for James' perception that the Indiana Pacers coach considers Miami "just another team," he said the Heat superstar is mistaken.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Indiana pulls together at home, downs the Knicks to move onto the Eastern Conference finals

    The New York Knicks, once thought of as the top threat in the East to defeat the mighty Miami Heat, are out of the playoffs. And they have one of their own to blame, following Saturday’s 106-99 Indiana Pacers win and series conquest in the Eastern Confe
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Watch Lance Stephenson Destroy in This High School Highlights Mixtape

    Are you watching this Pacers/Knicks game? Lance Stephenson has been the best player on the floor (16 point in 15 minutes). And maybe even more significant? Lance believes that he’s the best player in the gym tonight. Where does that confidence come from
    Source: dimemag.com
  • The 10-man rotation, starring the Indiana Pacers, taking the respect they deserve

    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SB Nation. While we try to figure out …
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Lawrence: Melo's finish a big zero

    Anthony's certainly not playing at the level of a player who finished third in the MVP voting, having failed to score a single point in the fourth quarter of Game 4, as the Knicks fell behind in these conference semifinals, 3-1.
  • Knicks crash out again in Indy, fall in 3-1 hole

    This time, Carmelo Anthony was shut out in the fourth quarter and suffered the indignity of spending the last two minutes on the bench after fouling out. That's no way for a superstar to rescue his dying team, that's for sure. And now, the Knicks are in…
  • Reggie Miller talks up a potential front office job with Indiana, as the Pacers prep for Game 4

    Indiana Pacers legend and Basketball Hall of Famer Reggie Miller made waves earlier in this postseason by calling Game 2 of Indiana and New York’s Eastern Conference semifinal series on the anniversary of his famous “eight points in nine seconds” pe
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Anthony, Chandler to discuss center's take

    Carmelo Anthony said Monday he will talk to Tyson Chandler privately about comments the New York Knicks center made a day earlier, insinuating that the team was playing selfishly on offense.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Tyson Chandler should know better to call out Carmelo Anthony as struggling Knicks prepare for Game 4 vs. Pacers

      Tyson Chandler can’t stop Roy Hibbert from scoring or pulling down offensive rebounds in this playoff series and now the big Knick center has started in with Carmelo Anthony about being too selfish. What’s wrong with that picture? Well, where do you w
    • A frustrated Tyson Chandler pleads for better ball movement with the Knicks down 2-1 to Indiana

      After months of looking like the Eastern Conference’s bona-fide Numbah Two behind the Miami Heat, and anticipating a coronated showdown with a Heat team they have blown out twice in the regular season, the New York Knicks are in danger of not even makin
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Tyson Chandler: Knicks Need to Share the Ball, Lack a “Great, Great, Great” Player

      The New York Knicks are clearly in trouble in their series with the Indiana Pacers for multiple reasons, but Tyson Chandler thinks a main culprit is the way his team is playing offensively. As in they’re playing selfish basketball. From Newsday: Chandle
      Source: dimemag.com
  • Smith, Martin miss Knicks practice due to illness

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A sick feeling is emanating through the New York Knicks.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Knicks try to recover from illness, offensive woes

      A sick feeling is emanating through the New York Knicks.
      Source: nba.com
    • Knicks' Smith misses practice; Martin ill, too

      J.R. Smith, who played 25 minutes in Game 3 on Saturday night despite a high fever, sat out of the Knicks' morning practice Sunday.Kenyon Martin also missed practice.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Knicks' Smith ill, questionable vs. Pacers

      New York Knicks sixth man J.R. Smith is questionable for Game 3 of the Knicks-Pacers series due to illness, the team said.
      Source: ESPN.com

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