Found May 18, 2013 on New York Sports-Kings:
The Knicks were able to win game five at home, they were facing elimination and obviously were not looking to be knocked out in New York. Still its a small victory because the obvious real test is the next game. A game six that has the Pacers, with a chance to avoid a very dangerous game seven for them, eliminate the Knicks from the playoffs. The Pacers will come with more intensity in the next game, and they won’t give the Knicks an easy time anywhere on the court. The physicality of this team just has the Knicks looking out of it at sometimes. Although in this game five there was two things that were different from the rest of the series. One of them was the fact that George Hill, the starting point guard for the Pacers, didn’t play. He had been killing the Knicks in the other games, Indiana didn’t really look the same on offense without him. Another thing that was different was the fact that Chris Copeland saw about twenty very productive minutes and impacted the offense positively because of it. Copeland is probably the best at creating his own shot after J.R. Smith and Carmelo Anthony, doesn’t that make him one of their best offensive players? Still he’s barely played in the series till this point. I think the Knicks haven’t got it this year. They simply have too many flaws, the inconsistency of Carmelo and J.R. Smith, the lack of great rebounders, and the toughness that just doesn’t quite cut it against tough teams. I can see them playing good in the game throughout but I don’t see them winning it. The Knicks don’t have odds in their favor, George Hill will play in the game. Hopefully I’m wrong but something tells me the Knicks season will end tonight. The post Knicks stave off elimination and still have yet to face the real challenge that is game six in Indiana 85-75 appeared first on New York Sports Kings.
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