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Sunday, May 19
Excuse my language but sum Knick fan looked me in the face and called me a "F**king Hick!" I've been called a lot of things but def not that
Larry Bird sends me another 1 am text This one isn't calling the team SOFT. All positive this time: "Those who play together stay together!"
Big day in Indy next Sunday. Indy 500 in the afternoon. Pacers-Heat Game 3 at the fieldhouse that night.
Happy but got a lot of hard work ahead of us. Go Pacers.
Thanks for the support and love !
Proud of my guys!
Pacers stats: they had only 9 turnovers (none in the 4th), were +32 in the paint, +16 at the FT line, +7 on the glass and shot 51%.
I'm so blessed I want to thanks GOD,my family, my kids, my team, LARRY BIRD, pacers fans and everyone that believed in me. Thanks
Saturday, May 18
All 5 starters took the podium postgame. http://t.co/Z3PAIgur3o
David West: "This is the most together group I've ever been a part of."
Hill, who found out he was cleared around 1 PM, "This was a game I couldn't miss, and I couldn't wait to get out there with my teammates."
Vogel: "This is not about getting back at Miami. When you make it to the final four, it's about winning a championship."
The team has been about ‘togetherness’ all season. They did it together on the floor and all 5 starters are scheduled to go to the podium.
Pacers outscored the Knicks 16-7 over the final five minutes, beginning with Hibbert's crucial block on Anthony at the rim.
Pacers beat the Knicks 106-99 and win the series to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2004.
Pacers win 106-99 to advance to Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2004. Game 1 is Wed in Miami.
The "Beat the Heat" chants have started at the fieldhouse
The Pacers' entire bench is standing. Vogel is smiling wide. Hill and Stephenson embrace at half court.
After being fouled by Shumpert, Hill made both foul shots to extend the Pacers' lead to six w/ 39.5 secs left.
So let me get this straight: Lance Stephenson is a better clutch player than Carmelo Anthony?
Hill sinks them both -- all five IND starters are in double figures. Pacers lead 103-97, 55.7 seconds.
Kenyon Martin joins Chandler on the bench with six fouls. Up 4 w/ 55.7 secs, Hill will shoot two FTs.
Stephenson has risen to the moment and displayed as much (positive) emotion on the floor as we've ever seen. Pacers up 101-94, 1:53 left.
Anthony finally makes one, his first 4th quarter bucket of the series in Indy. He was 0-12.
Lance Stephenson has taken over this game. Yes, Born Ready is killing the Knicks.
A confident Stephenson grabbed the rebound, then called his own number. He forced a foul on Chandler, his 6th. Lance has IND last 6pts.
Stephenson with steal, basket, foul and a point up in the stands to his Coney Island crew. Pacers up 95-92 w 3:46 left
This Anthony dude, whoever he is, is killing Knicks right now.
Really cool seeing Indy teams support one another. Pagano, Mathis, McAfee, Overton, Brackett and members of the Fever all on hand.
Paul just drew an offensive foul on Melo - his 4th - and the score is tied at 92-92 with 4:32 left in the game.
Hibbert blocks Melo's dunk attempt for one big stop, George draws a charge from Melo for another. Still tied with 4:32 left. Crunch time.
Can't say enough about Hibbert's play. He's completely outplaying Tyson Chandler. Defense leading to offense. Game tied at 92.
Chandler gets his 5th foul and I don't even bother to write it down. He's had so little impact, what does it matter?
The Knicks are making their 3's, but they're also outworking the Pacers fro loose balls. NYK up 89-88 w 7:28 left in the game.
It's so physical, mop kids are getting worn down.
Knicks missed 12 of first 17 3s, but made 7 straight till Smith just missed.
After starting the game 5-of-17 from the 3-point line, the Knicks have made their last seven attempts. Pacers trail by three, 9:01 left.
Knicks picked a good time to get it going from long distance. They're 12-of-24 on 3's
Kenyon Martin tagged with his 5th foul. Pacers have to convert at the free throw line down the stretch. Knicks lead by one.
The Knicks are 15 of 15 from the line. The Pacers are 25 of 33 after Paul George came away empty from there.
Check on free throws: Pacers are 25-33, while the Knicks have made all 15 tries.
You didn't really think this was gonna be a blowout, did you?
Tied at 81, we're set for an exciting 4th quarter. Shumpert scored 16 in the 3rd, helping NY outscore IND by 8 in the period.
Paul George makes a lay up w 0.2 sec left in 3rd to tie the score at 81-81 heading into the 4th. Shumpert and Melo 3rd qtr for NYK
Iman Shumpert goes all Reggie on the Pacers, scoring 16 in the quarter, including four 3s, and it's tied into the 4th.
And the Knicks have an 81-79 lead
The Knicks have tied the game at 72 after four consecutive 3-pointers - three from Iman Shumpert. 2:58 left in the 3Q.
JR Smith with KNicks 4th straight 3 and the score is tied at 72-72 w 2:58 left in 3rd
Two straight times the Knicks outhustled the Pacers for loose balls. Two straight times Shumpert made 3's. Check that 3 straight 3's.
If the Knicks lose this game it won't be because of Melo. He's got 31 pts on only 20 attempts.
Carmelo is on his way to 40+. He's got 31pts on 12-of-20 shooting. Pacers ahead 67-60, 6:29 3Q.
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.
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.
Tyson Chandler does to Lance Stephenson what Roy Hibbert has been doing to Knicks throughout series, and fans don't like it.
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.