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Saturday, May 18
Just when you think you've seen it all. 4 3-pointers by the Knicks. 72-72. Now it's a 15-minute game.
The Knicks are suddenly making jumpers, and they aren't being taken by Anthony. Quite a development.
The 3-pointers suddenly fall - Shumpert with 3 3's in 20 seconds and a J.R 3-pointer ties the game.
If you didn't know, Carmelo Anthony has scored almost every point for the Knicks in the 2nd half (11).
Carmelo is going to go for 50 tonight - and the Knicks aren't going to win anyway if no one else comes to play.
Melo has 31 already, single-handedly keeping the Knicks in the game.
Officials letting Melo be great
J.R. is going to check in and Melo has carried them. He needs his wingman to help him along. Melo with 29. Down 9.
Felton and J.R. Smith combined 1-for-12 right now.
What on earth has happened to Tyson Chandler?
Something is really wrong with Tyson Chandler.
I'll say it again, David West is brutal.
Carmelo is going to need a little help. If he doesn't get it in the second half he better get it during the off-season.
Imagine if a guy from Lincoln High School, the school of Stephon Marbury, beats the Knicks.
Said earlier that this game was the type the Knicks could win. But not if you aren't getting stops. IND shooting 50%; Knicks are at just 35%
Luckily, if J.R. loses lots of money on his own deal but stays with Rihanna, she's loaded.
Lance Stephenson - all over the court, 16 pts, 8 rebounds. J.R. - outhustled repeatedly, 1-for-6.
Something that can't be forgotten about. Paul George made JR Smith's life a living hell in that 2nd quarter with his defense.
Knicks needed to play as hard as Pacers tonight. The Lance Stephenson-J.R. Smith intensity meter is veering so far one way it's turned to 11
Refs could not have called foul later than the last make by Lance. Timely call would've negated basket
Pacers win rebounding battle 25-15 in first half. INDs Stephenson with a 16 pts, 7 rebounds, 3 assists in that span.
Halftime: Pacers 55, Knicks 47. What does everyone think?
J.R. has been awful - but Paul George just got away with tossing him into bench. If it's consolation to fans, refs are equally bad both ways
That's unbelievable. This is the playoffs.
Tyson Chandler is lucky for JR, and Kidd, and anyone else who has been so bad that it'll get overlooked how bad he's been.
JR Smith is hurting the Knicks in this game. Cant have these sorts of mistakes.
Chandler just whistled for his third and J.R. Smith gets a technical.
Foul has apparently been downgraded after a review.
Referees downgrade Chandler foul from flagrant to regular hard playoff foul. As it should be.
When Lance was making bones on NYC inddor/outdoor courts, a lot of people (especially dad) thought he had what it took 2 become next LeBron
Flagrant foul on Chandler downgraded on review to regular foul. Regular, hard foul.
IND is more aggressive team? No; I think it's that NYKs running with aggressive doubling strategy that puts them way too far out of position
Flagrant foul on Tyson Chandler. Lance Stephenson hits the deck again but the kid from Brooklyn keeps attacking.
Chris Copeland has been open. Made his 1st shot. Has missed his last 4 since.
Prigioni coming off the bench now.
J.R. just spent the whole possession dribbling while Carmelo stood on the other side wide open. The whole time waving his arms.
Boy they clearly want shumpert off the floor.
3 fouls on Shumpert. J.R. Smith returns.
biggest mistake by Vogel thus far. Sat Lance way too long. He's a scorer. He's gonna chuck when cold.
also, not a new thing, but this random double-teaming will be the death of this Knicks' team. Puts them out position on D & for rebounding.
The mindless turnovers from the Pacers are starting again.
Melo's stat line is good at this point. But he's taking some of the toughest shots I've seen him take all season this quarter.
Stoudemire and Kidd are out with 6;03 left in first half. Wonder if they are done for the evening.
Good D Amar'e
Amar'e Stoudemire is still in the game. Well, alright then.
J.R. outhustled on a couple of plays involving Sam Young. Woodson pulls him.
Amar'e gets fouled on one end not called. Boxes out well. He's not the problem here. What are people watching?
Board work an issue. 18-5 in favor of IND.
J.R. is out of the game - and also sitting at end of the bench outside huddle. Money just pouring out of his negotiations for next year.
JR sitting apart from the huddle. Completely.
J.R. let Sam Young - yeah, Sam Young - outhustle him for loose ball, then blanked as Young just swooped in for follow. He's out now.
Rebounding update: Pacers 18, Knicks 5. Lance Stephenson has six.
Knicks dont have a true center in this lineup. Watch for Hibbert offensively.
Pacers' scouting report must say to reach at Amare's dribble. He's making such a similar move every time and they've figured it out.
Melo coming back. Vogel responds, puts in Hibbert and George.
was that a set play by the ref?
Woodson telling Stoudemire something after coughing it up on double-team in post. Probably look to pass out.
JR Smith is 1 of 6 from the floor. Knicks still behind 2 despite Smith & Tyson Chandler struggling.
Y'all shouldve seen how much Novak just enjoyed that Kenyon Martin play on defense. It was really quite amusing.
Mike Woodson showed something benching Kidd and Amar'e. He should show something by pulling JR after getting outhustled there.
Tom Washington hasn't brought his A game thus far.
Carmelo Anthony was just giving Amar'e Stoudemire defensive advice.
Copeland and Stoudemire in to start 2nd quarter and Cope hits a 3-pointer off the bat. Guy has no fear.
Coach, you know how to get shots in the paint.
Kidd in for final 36 sec of 1st quarter - now joined by Amar'e and Copeland.
Amar'e is in too.
now Copeland is in.
Carmelo about to take his first break. He's got 12 points and both knees wrapped in ice.
Carmelo hit five straight after 0-for-3 start. Knicks down 29-27 after one. 27 is the most they've scored in a qtr here in the playoffs.
Potentially headed for a long night of people saying how the Knicks should've drafted Lance Stephenson.
If you're the Knicks, you can live with that 1Q. A high-scoring game would seem to favor them. Pacers would prefer to keep it in the 70s/80s
End of 1: Pacers 29, Knicks 27.
I hate that the Pacers best offense comes from missed shots.
Saw the replay of Kenyon knockdown of Hibbert. Maybe refs need to see it too - really goes down too easy.
Is it just me or is the biggest adjustments the Knicks have made is having Carmelo Anthony run through multiple screens?
Melo's made five straight shots after going 0 for 3. Monster night needed.
Right elbow Melo
Kidd coming in. Oh?
Right elbow Melo.