Carmelo Anthony isn’t letting a sore shoulder get in his way when the Knicks square off against the Pacers on Sunday
Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points against the rugged Indiana defense, and the Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Deron Williams scored 33 points and the Brooklyn Nets secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 117-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
There’s no other way to say it: Wednesday night’s loss to the Pacers was a disgrace.
The Indiana Pacers looked ready for the playoffs. The New York Knicks looked like they wanted a longer All-Star break.
Brooklyn figured out how to win without its most versatile offensive player Monday night. Feed Brook Lopez early and often, keep Reggie Evans active on the glass and put the ball in Joe Johnson’s hands with the game on the line.
Deron Williams had 22 points and nine assists, Joe Johnson scored 20 points and the Brooklyn Nets rallied from 12 points down in the third quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-86 Sunday night.
To win six straight games for the first time in nearly seven years, they’ll have to end Indiana’s own four-game streak on Sunday in Brooklyn.
Paul George scored seven of his 25 points during a decisive 13-0 fourth-quarter run, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York 81-76 on a night the Knicks were without their top scorer, Carmelo Anthony.
All those comparisons to John Starks seemed premature, but the 2012-13 J.R. Smith is finally deserving of being compared to one of the most popular Knicks of all-time.
The Knicks know how to win ugly and well — that’s beautiful.
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The Knicks dominated the woeful Indiana Pacers on Sunday, 88-76.
Three months may seem like a long time, especially in light of the fact that no surgery is involved, but this is one of those rare occasions when a club appears to be establishing realistic expectations rather than offering up only wish-list-like optimism.
The Knicks are going to have a shot at making some noise in the watered down Eastern Conference, and the Brooklyn Nets may very well be a playoff team as well.