Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/12
NEW YORK -- They were coming off a three-game road trip, their first loss of the season and faced an early game Sunday, and the New York Knicks found themselves struggling to score in the first half. No matter. These Knicks have quickly prided themselves on forming a brick wall on defense, from their defensive-minded coach Mike Woodson, all the way to their notoriously offensively obsessed star, Carmelo Anthony. So it was once again the defense that sparked the Knicks in their 88-76 win over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks limited the poor-shooting Pacers to just 30 points in the first half on 26.3 percent shooting from the field. Struggling to score without injured top scorer Danny Granger recently, the Pacers got 20 points from Paul George, 14 from David West and little else offensively. Afterwards, most of the Knicks (7-1) talked proudly of creating what has become a stifling defense, with center Rasheed Wallace saying that when "everyone buys in, ...
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