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The Pacers just kept firing away from beyond the arc, making Game 2 feel a little like seeing your dad wearing skinny jeans or watching your mom try to dance to J-Kwon. Aside from the personal embarrassment, the act was so out of character, it just felt wrong.
No matter how many 3-pointers the Pacers have put up in the first two games of their second-round playoff series against the Knicks, this is not who they are. Inexplicably, the Pacers have gotten into a shooting match with the Knicks. While Game 1 at least featured enough balance for the Pacers to come out with a win, their 105-70 loss in Game 2 illustrated how dangerous it can be for a team to play outside its identity in the playoffs.
If the Pacers plan on maintaining home-court advantage, which they seized by virtue of their victory in the series opener, they need to maintain their dedication to establishing Roy Hibbert and David West in the post.
“We knew we weren’t going to sweep or anything like that,” Hibbert told repor...
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Director (and famous New York Knicks fan) Spike Lee dropped a nice videobomb on TNT NBA analyst (and former Indiana Pacers star) Reggie Miller at Madison Square Garden before Tuesday night's Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoff game between the Knicks and Pacers.
GIF via @BleacherReport. H/T NIS.
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The Pacers may not have had Winning Time Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, but they still had Reggie Miller.
Miller, now an analyst for TNT, was back to torment New York one more time Tuesday — on the 18th anniversary of the night he scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to beat the Knicks in the playoffs, no less. With Miller wearing a headset instead of outplaying John Starks...
Only in New York. While the Knicks performance on Sunday was certainly disgusting, it wasn’t the worst thing that Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert saw all weekend. While taking a cab to dinner on Saturday night in Manhattan, Hibbert happened to catch a woman who decided to pop a squat between to parked vehicles and go to the bathroom. I was in a cab on the way 2dinner 2night....
Donnie Walsh has an uncertain future as the Indiana Pacers' president, and he believes Larry Bird might come out of retirement to take his spot in the organization's front office.
Even so, Walsh would return to the Pacers next season if Bird does not and owner Herb Simon wants him back.
“I like this but I don’t need to do it,’’ Walsh said.
Walsh said he recently asked...
Tweet Remember when Iman Shumpert tore his ACL last season? Apparently he’s feeling just fine these days, with this athletic putback slam Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers as exhibit A: http://youtu.be/Q1i16Zqmx-g Shumpert suffered his ACL injury April 28 of 2012, the exact same day Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose suffered the same injury. We’ll just leave [...]
Tuesday night was the anniversary of a fourth quarter that Knicks fans will never forget. It was the anniversary of a spectacular finish by former Pacers guard Reggie Miller in the 1994-95 NBA playoffs, when Miller scored 8 points in 8.9 seconds in a comeback win over the Knicks. The Pacers went on to win the best-of-seven series in seven games.
The event ignited a decades-long feud...
Brian Shaw has become one of the NBA's most valuable assistant coaches and was a candidate for several vacant positions this past offseason.
Donnie Walsh, President of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Pacers, believes this could be the offseason where Shaw lands his first head coaching job.
“I think he’s going to be a great head coach, period,” said Walsh. “I don’t...
The New York City Police Department is hunting down four men who are suspected of attacking a gay couple after Sunday night's New York Knicks-Indiana Pacers Game 1 match-up in New York.According to a report, Nick Porto, 27, says that he was walking arm-in-arm with his partner, 22-year-old Kevin Atkins, on Eighth Avenue when four men attacked them.The couple say that they were...
After the Indiana Pacers jumped out to a 1-0 series lead on the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden on Sunday, the Knicks evened up the series at 1-1 Tuesday night. Leading the Knicks effort was Carmelo Anthony, who had 32 points on 13-26 shooting, and Iman Shumpert, who added 15 points on 7-11 [...]
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ON OUR WAY TO THE TITLE SHUMPERT POSTERIZES ALL OF THE PACERS
There are few things that I enjoy more than poster dunks and during tonight’s Pacers/Knicks game two, Carmelo Anthony threw down a rather nasty dunk.
It happened in the third quarter of play as Anthony got past David West and put down a nasty two-handed stuff in the face of Pacers forward Jeff Pendergraph:
Top 5 Players
1. Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
2. Paul George (Pacers)
3. David West (Pacers)
4. J. R. Smith (Knicks)
5. Roy Hibbert (Pacers)
1. Iman Shumpert (Knicks)
2. Lance Stephenson (Pacers)
3. Kenyon Martin (Knicks)
Best scorer : Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
Best passer: Raymond Felton (Knicks)
Best shooter: J.R. Smith (Knicks)
Best low-post scorer: Roy Hibbert (Pacers...
Not much to say except that the Knicks have a superstar in Carmelo Anthony, and the Pacers do not. Carmelo caught fire in the second half en route to 32 points. The Pacers could not defend and could not score. A 30-2 followed and the Knicks turn a tight game into a 105-79 laugher in New York. The series is now tied 1-1 heading back to Indianapolis. The teams won't play again...
I didn’t do an “Uplifting things and disconcerting things” piece after the Knicks knocked the Celtics out on Friday night, partially because my Macbook charger randomly decided to stop working, and partially because there really wasn’t anything disconcerting at all about Friday night’s elimination of the hated Celtics, right? People told me there was something crazy that...