Originally posted on Pacers Pulse  |  Last updated 5/18/13
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 early ...
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