Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/15/13
Carmelo Anthony tried to keep the New York Knicks in the game, even as his teammates missed shots all around him. Once Anthony stopped making them, the Indiana Pacers had pushed the Knicks to the brink of elimination. Anthony missed all four of his field goals in the fourth quarter and fouled out. Paul George had six points, four rebounds and two assists in the period, helping the Pacers handle the Knicks 93-82 on Tuesday night. The Pacers took a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series and would advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004 with a win Thursday at Madison Square Garden. Anthony scored 24 points, but finished just 9 of 23 from the field. Pacers coach Frank Vogel said it's a team effort to check the NBA's leading scorer, though George, who was voted to the NBA's All-Defensive second team this week, deserves credit. ''I'm not really sure how we're doing it other than trying our best,'' Vogel said. ''Guys are giving great effort. Roy (Hibbert) ...
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