The Indiana Pacers had the No. 1 defense in the NBA this season and just shut down Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks over six games. The Miami Heat had the league's No. 1 offense and just dispatched Tom Thibodeau's D in five. The trump card in the Eastern Conference finals, tipping off Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT) in Miami, may be the four-time MVP.
While the narrative from last night's series-seizing win for the Pacers over the Knicks has mostly been Lance Stephenson's inexplicable 25-point, 10-rebound performance, the highlight of the evening was unquestionably Roy Hibbert's manhandling of a Carmelo Anthony attempt at the rim. Read more...
With just over five minutes remaining and facing a two-point deficit in their pivotal Game 6, the Indiana Pacers had precious little time to put the New York Knicks away and even less momentum with which to do it. That's where Roy Hibbert came in. Show More Summary
Suffice it to say, things could have gone better for Carmelo Anthony in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The embattled forward finished with 39 points and seven rebounds in the Knicks' 106-99 defeat, but was continually unable to come up down the stretch. Show More Summary
Monster games by Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert overcame a 39-point performance by Carmelo Anthony, as the Indiana Pacers topped the New York Knicks, 106-99, to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. A 52-20 advantage in the paint...Show More Summary
Sam Young of the Indiana Pacers did get hit with a Carmelo Anthony elbow on this play. The problem is that he waited way too long to fly backwards in pain. NBA flops typically come when a player tries to exaggerate contact. Very rarely...Show More Summary
Thursday's NBA playoff action saw Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks stave off elimination with an ugly 85-75 win over the Indiana Pacers. It also saw the San Antonio Spurs eliminate the Golden State Warriors by a final score of 94-82 at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Show More Summary
THE FACTS: Facing elimination on their homecourt, Carmelo Anthony went for a game-high 28 points and Chris Copeland added 13 off the bench as the Knicks extended their season for at least one more game by beating the Pacers 85-75 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series at Madison Square Garden.
In a game that lacked all aesthetic beauty, the New York Knicks stayed alive with an 85-75 victory against the Indiana Pacers. Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points on 28 shots in 42 minutes, but the real story was New York's defense, which held a sloppy Indiana team to 36.2 percent shooting from the floor while forcing 19 turnovers. Begin Slideshow
Quicker than the smoke from the New York Knicks' pregame introduction pyrotechnics could clear, Carmelo Anthony drew a technical foul in Game 5 of his team's second-round series against the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night. Maybe the...Show More Summary
Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith are shooting a combined 33 percent over their last seven games, which is important to consider when making your NBA picks on Thursday as the New York Knicks try to avoid elimination against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Show More Summary
Two hard-nosed clubs seek to close out their high profile opponents Thursday as the action-packed 2013 NBA playoffs continue. The balanced attack of the Indiana Pacers seeks to finish off Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. Show More Summary
The New York Knicks started out the playoffs with high expectations. Carmelo Anthony's game had reached a level that led to him winning the scoring title. As a group, the Knicks were clicking again, mustering up a 13-game winning streak towards the end of the regular season. Show More Summary
After losing to the Indiana Pacers last night, the New York Knicks find themselves in a familiar predicament: in the midst of a tough and untimely losing streak, with isolation offense and Carmelo Anthony serving as scapegoats for their failures. Show More Summary
The New York Knicks needed to play more physical, run a smoother offense and find a couple guys who could step up Tuesday night. None of those things happened, and the Indiana Pacers rolled to a 93-82 victory over Carmelo Anthony and...Show More Summary
Carmelo Anthony spoke in a whisper. J.R. Smith took blame for this collapse. Tyson Chandler had no criticism, just praise for the Pacers. Mike Woodson seemed stunned their shotmaking has gone so wayward, so quickly. The Knicks have sunk in a deep hole, a series deficit from which the franchise never has recovered. The Knicks offense [...]
The supporting cast hasn't been supportive, and injuries have hurt, too. But isn't this when 'stars' are supposed to take over?