Field Goal %
- IND 45.5
- 49.4 NY
Three Point %
- IND 32.0
- 33.3 NY
- IND 21
- 7 NY
- IND 44
- 47 NY
- New York, NY
- Line: NY -5.5
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
From Elias: The Knicks won Game 2 against the Pacers by 26 points. In NBA history (excluding series clinching games), when a team wins by 25+ points it has a 51.7% chance to win the next game (89-83).
The Pacers turned the ball over 21 times which led to 32 points off turnovers by the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony got off to a slow start on Tuesday, scoring 10 points on 24 touches in the 1st half. He was more aggressive in the 2nd half, scoring 22 points on 1 more touch.
Through 3 quarters, the Pacers were finding success near the basket, going 17-of-22 inside 5 feet. But in the 4th quarter, the Pacers were 0-of-1 from that distance. Indiana went away from taking advantage of its size, which had worked well in Game 1, when David West and Roy Hibbert combined for 8-of-11 inside 5 feet.
With 3:28 left in the third quarter, George Hill hit a 3-pointer to put the Pacers up by 2 (64-62). The Pacers did not convert another field goal until 3:09 left in the game. During that run, Carmelo Anthony had 11 touches, made 1 pass and scored 16 points. The Knicks emptied the bench at the 4:55 mark, with a 26-point lead.
The Knicks scored 52 points in the paint, 32 points off turnovers and 29 second-chance points in Game 2 Tuesday. New York's points off turnovers and second-chance points were its most in any playoff game since the 1996-97 season, while the 52 paint points were tied for its most in a playoff game during that span (also scored 52 points in the paint vs Pacers in 1999).
Pacers missed 14 straight FG at one point. Those attempts were spread around. They were taken by:George (0-3)West (0-2)Hibbert (0-2)Hill (0-2)Stephenson (0-2)B. Hansbrough (0-1)Green (0-1)Johnson (0-1)
Inside the Knicks RunFrom 3:28 3rd Quarter to 3:09 4th Quarter Pacers KnicksPoints 4 36FG 0-14 14-22Rebounds 6 15Assists-TO 0-5 6-1Top scorer 2 with 2 Anthony 16
Knicks went on a 36-4 run. From down 62-64 to up 98-68.
Pacers have 5 points so far in the 4th...Knicks record for fewest points allowed in a playoff quarter is 9: 4th quarter at Nets on May 4, 1994.Knicks actually LOST that game.
Indiana Can't Keep Pace - Final 15:00 of Game 2
Pacers Knicks Points 15 43 FG 4-19* 17-28 3-pt FG 2-11* 6-14 TO 5 1 *Starters: 0-11 FG (0-7 3-pt FG)
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