Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 10/16/14
The New York Knicks didn’t look ready for the second round of the NBA Playoffs today. Maybe they were out with JR Smith at the 40/40 Club until 2AM last night. Maybe they thought they were still playing a team led by a dead-legged Paul Pierce, Terrence Williams and Avery Bradley. Whatever the reason, the Knicks were beat up by the Indiana Pacers who played with more energy, more physicality and more (insert positive adjective here) than a lethargic Knicks team. There was plenty of complaining about the officials from Knicks fans and Knicks players. Were there some shaky calls? Yes. Was it the reason the Knicks lost? Absolutely not. The Knicks can complain to the officials all they want but if they can’t keep their composure, can’t defend and their two leading scorers can’t hit a shot, they aren’t winning any games. Carmelo Anthony was 10/28 from the field, missed countless open shots and was consistently denied at the basket by Roy Hibbert, who put a clown suit on Tyson Chandler to...
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