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That's right baby! The Indiana Pacers broke free of my jinx for the second straight round by beating the New York Knicks 106-99 tonight, finishing off the series in 6 games and heading into the Conference Finals against the Miami Heat. Yes, for the first time ever, I have correctly predicted two Pacers series in a row (I said Pacers over Hawks in 6 as well).
After a disgusting game 5 in which both teams played as ugly as you could expect to see, game 6 was a ripper. The Pacers stuck to their guns and kept forcing the ball inside, trying to draw fouls and get the Knicks front line in foul trouble, which they succeeded in doing (Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both fouled out, as did Shumpert). The Knicks, on the other hand, went to Carmelo Anthony often, and he answered with 39 points on 15-29 shooting. They also caught fire from downtown in the second half, hitting what felt like 20 three-pointers in a row to give the Knicks the lead after falling behind by double-digits ea...
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After advancing to the conference semis, Frank Vogel referred to the Heat as the next team in their championship run, a comment LeBron James took umbrage with.
Frustrations are usually at a high after a playoff loss, especially when you play as putrid as the Indiana Pacers did against the Knicks last night in game five of the Eastern Semi-Finals. Pacers center Roy Hibbert clearly thought his team lacked toughness, and held no punches about it.
Hibbert, while apologizing to the women in the room, had this to say about the Pacers performance...
Pacers Guard Lance Stephenson(Photo: Spurlock/USA Today)
The Indiana Pacers. The Eastern Conference Finals.
Who would have thought?
We knew they’d be back…some year.
But at the beginning of the 2012-2013 season? After losing their best shooter, Danny Granger, who would have thought it would be this year?
Anyone who watched them in the playoffs. That’s who.
Because the Pacers...
The Indiana Pacers won't know until Saturday night whether point guard George Hill will start in Game 6 against New York.
Hill participated in the team's morning shootaround, which is part of the process of passing his concussion test. But doctors had not yet cleared Hill to play.
''He just did some work today. He looked fine, but he has to do more tests this afternoon...
Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert came away with the huge block on New York Knicks forward Carmello Anthony during the 4th quarter of Saturday night’s Game 6. Melo appeared to have the clear path to an easy slam after spinning on Paul George. However, the 7’2” Hibbert came over from his help position to stuff Melo, and give the Pacers momentum before the game’s final push, which...
The Indiana Pacers needed a career-high game from Lance Stephenson to take down the New York Knicks in Game 6.
Stephenson chipped in 25 points on Saturday as the Pacers walked away with a hard fought 106-99 win to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Stephenson also secured 10 rebounds while Paul George contributed 23 points to the Pacers’ collection plate.
Indiana Pacers: Why The Pacers Will Win The East
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner
Yes, this is actually an article stating that the Miami Heat will not make the NBA Finals. Shocking. Regardless, the Indiana Pacers have a legitimate chance to beat the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals and here is a prediction that they will.
The Pacers did beat the Heat in 2 of the 3 games...
The Indiana Pacers closed out the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semis with a 106-99 victory in Indiana. The highlight of the game was Pacers center Roy Hibbert stopping Carmelo Anthony‘s dunk with this impressive dunk. The post Roy Hibbert Delivers Monster Block On Carmelo Anthony appeared first on Ride The Pine.
George Hill has been cleared to play and will start for the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 against the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Pacers coach Frank Vogel said he doesn't expect Hill, who suffered a concussion on Tuesday night and missed Thursday's Game 5, to be limited.
The team released the following statement about 90 minutes prior to the tip:
Over the last two days...
LeBron James created the non-storiest of non-stories Sunday, when he responded to Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel referring to the Miami Heat as “just another team”. Unfortunately for LeBron, that’s not what Vogel said at all. He referred to the Heat as “just the next team” — a less dismissive comment, and one that also happens to be 100% accurate as the Heat are...
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Lance Stephenson might have been the catalyst in Saturday night's Game 6 series clincher over the New York Knicks but it was Roy Hibbert's emphatic late-game rejection of a Carmelo Anthony dunk that represented how much the bigger, stronger Indiana Pacers dominated the Knicks under the basket throughout the series.
After the Knicks had taken a 92-90 lead on J.R. Smith’s...
In tonight’s weighty game six Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between Indiana and New York, Knicks defensive maestro Kenyon Martin rattled Pacers forward David West with an ever-classic “pull-the-chair” maneuver (this is when a defender––i.e. Kenyon Martin––makes body contact with an offensive player and pulls away at the last second).
Leading to David West falling...
The Pacers knocked off the Knicks six games to move on to the Eastern Conference finals. Now it’s off to South Beach to face off against the Miami Heat with the first game set for Wednesday, May 22. The Heat will have had almost a week off since ending their last series against the Chicago Bulls in 5 games. The Pacers play team ball and have a true young center in Roy Hibbert....
Tweet The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks were gridlocked through most of the fourth quarter of game six, the lead going back and forth. Then it looked like the Knicks might take control. With around five minutes left the Knicks were up by two. Carmelo Anthony got the ball, put on a spin move, [...]