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Saturday, May 18
J.R. Smith checks in to see if he can get the ejection out of the way early.
Tyson Chandler, who's been handled by Hibbert this series, now has four fouls. Kenyon Martin takes his spot.
I wonder if the coaches around the league watching Chandler are asking themselves, "How in the hell did I vote him 1st team All-Defense?"
Pacers on top 55-47 at half, led by 16pts, 8rbs from Lance Stephenson. Carmelo has 20. Pacers are 7-0 this postseason when leading at half.
Pacers go into the half with a 55-47 lead
Vogel was yelling "kill him, Paul, kill him, Paul" as a decoy on the final possession, which ended with Lance three-point play.
Pacers had a 5-on-4 after JR was knocked down in backcourt by George but stalled the possession with a timeout. Curious.
Tyson Chandler picks up his 3rd foul, then J.R. Smith gets T'd up. Pacers have their largest lead: 52-42.
J.R. Smith twice petulantly flips of the ball away from the refs, earning a T for the 2nd.
Chandler gets called for foul. JR Smith gets a tech. Melo tells JR to just knock it off. Pacers up 51-42 w 1:40 left in half
Remember, this time last year Lance was on the bench. Tonight, he's been the Pacers best player. Aggressive, yet under control.
Refs review the play and downgraded it to a regular foul on Chandler
Chandler delivers a flagrant foul on Stephenson. Instead of spending 20 min on the ground (like in Game 5), Lance hopped right back up.
Tyson Chandler does to Lance Stephenson what Roy Hibbert has been doing to Knicks throughout series, and fans don't like it.
Lance Stephenson, aka Gump, is all fired up. Took the ball the length of the court for a layup...then absorbed a hard foul by Chandler.
Melo and Sam Young exchange words as he heads to the bench.
Paul George needs to throw more passes and lob fewer hand grenades.
When is the last time Sam Young has been talked about in a positive way on Twitter? He picked a good night to play well.
We're almost 5 minutes into the 2nd quarter and Knicks have 0 rebs in period, 5 for game. Effort indicator?
Sam Young giving the Pacers good minutes, again. Not sure how much longer Woodson can stick w/ Amar'e. Pacers 40-34, 7:28 2Q.
Like I've been saying all along, Sam Young should be playing more.
Even David West had to smile that Kenyon Martin pulled the chair from under him, causing him to throw the ball up toward the basket.
Pacers have yet to play a one-possession game in the playoffs. This one has that feeling.
J.R. Smith jobs toward a long rebound, Sam Young sprints. Guess who wound up with the ball.
Strong quarter for both teams, shooting 50%. Pacers lead 29-27. Carmelo had an efficient quarter, going 5-of-8 for 12pts.
Stephenson has 9 pts and the Pacers lead 29-27 at end of 1st qtr
Highest-scoring quarter of the series ends with the Pacers up 29-27. Anthony heating up, has 12 for Knicks.
Melo has it going tonight. He's got 12 pts on 5 of 8 shooting. Knicks doing good job of setting multiple screens to free him up
Excellent ball movement leads to a corner-3 from Paul George. He nailed it, and was fouled in the act by 'Melo. Pacers up 5.
Lance Stephenson is already having a better game than in Game 5. He's got 7 pts, 6 boards and 3 assists
Lance Stephenson has been incredibly active early. He has 5pts, 5rebs, 2asts just six minutes in. Pacers up 17-12.
Pacers already dominating the boards, 7-0. They have a six-point lead. And Iman Shumpert just picked up his 2nd foul.
Busy day for Colts coach Chuck Pagano. He waved the green flag at IMS for Pole Day, now sitting in the 2nd row of Game 6.
Fans roar when George Hill is introduced, utterly unconcerned with causing a relapse.
Vogel says Hill (concussion) was cleared this afternoon. He will start and have no limitations.
Hill remained symptom-free after each step of the NBA's Return-to Participation Exertion Protocol and was cleared by team physicians.
George Hill has been CLEARED to play tonight
BREAKING: George Hill is cleared to play.
More Vogel: "Not ruled out, not cleared to play."
DWest: “We’re looking at it like this is our one shot (to advance to ECF). It’s all or nothing. The whole season comes down to this one gm.”
Vogel on Hill: "(He) did some work today, looked fine, but he still has some more test this afternoon."
Hill took part in shootaround today. He still has steps to take in the concussion protocol. Game-time decision
Vogel said Hill “looked fine” but still has a number of tests to pass. He’s preparing for Hill not to play. If he does, “I’ll be very happy”
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said they will start the same lineup as last game. Also, they are preparing as if Hill will play.
George Hill (concussion) is going through some exertion tests during shootaround. Will continue to be monitored. He’s a game-time decision.
Carmelo Anthony on Paul George: “I enjoy playing against him. He makes me work.”
Friday, May 17
NBA instituted a new concussion policy in 2011. Time missed depends on the player. Hill could miss a few wks…or no time, like Kobe recently.
George Hill was not a practice but he will meet with team doctors later today and take the concussion test. He remains day-to-day.
Hill take the concussion test later today.
Vogel on the screen by Chandler where Hill suffered the concussion: "No comment"
Likely won't learn anything new on George Hill's availability today. He is "day-to-day" and that is all they are offering up.
Forbes reports a range of 5 days out (Michael Kidd-Gilchrist) to 27 (Chris Kaman), but not a comprehensive list.
NBA types, help me out: what's the least time missed by a concussed player under the league's new concussion protocol?
Vogel: "I cautioned our guys that..playing G6 at home isn’t going to beat the Knicks. We have to play a much more determined basketball gm"
Roy Hibbert summed it up best when he said they played like a part of the female's anatomy. Use ur imagination to figure it out.
Thursday, May 16
To return, Hill must pass an online test, several exertion tests & then consult with a league neurologist. Could take several days, at least
Hibbert: "We just did not come to play. There's no excuses. We didn't deserve to win..we’ve got to figure it out,man up,toughen up,sack up."
Should the Pacers make the ECF, there will be a game on Sun., May 26 at 8:30 PM -- the same day as the Indianapolis 500.
Meanwhile, the Heat are guaranteed a week between games. The Eastern Conference Finals won't begin until next Wednesday.
Pacers lose 85-75. Game 6 back at the fieldhouse on Saturday at 8 pm.
Knicks led the entire way, win Game 5 85-75 to force Game 6 on Sat. in Indy. 28pts for Anthony. PG had 23. Hill's status is day-to-day.
Another fast break where the Pacers turn it over rather than getting a layup with numbers. Knicks ball, up 8 w/ 1:48 to play.
Looks like the Heat will have their feet plopped up on the couch for a full week before conference finals start next week
Pacers get to within 4 and now the Knicks are right back up by 10 after Melo jumper and Stephenson turns ball over
A quick 6-0 spurt by the Knicks stretches their lead back to 10 with 4:39 to go.
"We're down 6? As bad as we've played? How tight do you think they're gonna get if we cut it to four?" Vogel during timeout.
David West checking back in. With 17pts and 10 rebounds, he has his third consecutive double-double.
Paul George is going to need some help down the stretch. Pacers trail 77-71 w/ 5:51 left.
There's a lot of head scratching going on amongst the media on why the Knicks aren't up more than 6 right now. They should be embarrassed
How much longer before Frank unleashes his secret weapon: Bensanity!
Pacers trying to rally with Stephenson at point, Green and Young at the wings. This lineup couldn't even win in summer league.
Huge foul on Paul George -- his 5th. Vogel has to bring Sam Young in. New York's lead is eight, 9:19 remaining.
No dropoff when Sam Young checks in for Paul George, right?
Paul George just picked up his 4th and 5th fouls in seconds. Now Vogel is (badly) forced to bring Sam Young in for PG.