Game 39: Knicks @ Pacers, 7pm

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Coming off a loss on Tuesday night, the Knicks look to bounce back against the Pacers over in Indianapolis at 7pm.

The Knicks (15-23) lost to the Pacers (30-7) earlier this year back at MSG. You might remember how that game went down: controversial call against Shumpert, Paul George hitting all three free throws, the refs swallowing their whistles on the final play with George guarding Melo, George going off in OT. The Knicks will try and put that loss behind them in their first game back in Indy since last year’s playoff loss.

Over/Under on JR’s minutes tonight set at 16. I’m taking the Over.

The Knicks probable starters are: Melo, Bargnani, Chandler, Felton, Shumpert.

The Pacers probable starters are: Paul George, David West, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, Lance Stephenson.




410 comments
darealeric
darealeric

Pacers offense: Every player in constant movement off the ball. Every player can hurt you in one way or another

Knicks offense: Bring up ball, hold, pass to this guy, hold, pass to Melo coming off screen, Melo catches, holds the ball, let's his defender get set and in position, ISO haymaker.

2013 All-Star game weekend (Every Knicks splits town and goes his separate way on vacation)

2013 All-Star game weekend (Entire Indiana Pacers team stays home and holds practices to get better)

rkj473
rkj473

Felton plays as much defense as a goal post.

rgm891
rgm891

The Knicks don't rotate help eachother. I have not seen one player progressing the way I expected under woodson. He has just been such a problem for this team. Iso melo or we're doomed. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Alright folks, I had this down as a lost anyway but tomorrow night we have to come back with a win against the Paperclips.  Let this lose go folks. Indy is clearly the better team especially in their house.

nykroy
nykroy

guys honestly...has woodson improved any of his players? What is he doing as a coach out there???what do they practice ?

Metropolitan
Metropolitan

Great basketball day Nets smoke the Hawks and the Knicks got smoked by the Pacers! Get ready for another beat down monday you Knicks fans!!

rkj473
rkj473

Time for the Knicks to scrap the "Veteran play more crap" PLAY THE YOUNG GUYS!!!


They might be actually fun to watch!

rgm891
rgm891

This was ugly. Felton needs to be moving on from his NBA career and start doing white castle ads on MSG networks

nykroy
nykroy

Felton is the reason why we are losing...dont pull the trigger yet for Lowry..we must make an all in move for ROndo

rkj473
rkj473

If Woodson had any plays in his play book other than iso-Melo. 


The Knicks always come out running Melo of picks but that play is no way to be seen for the rest of the game.

rkj473
rkj473

Everyone is fed-up with Felton, Woodson is in love.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

Well keep it moving folks, don't mind the wreckage on the side!  


I knew when Melo got off to the start we were in trouble.  No one he could sustain it and no one else really were involved or showed up.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

the excitement i felt after the suns win had me starting to believe maybe this just got off to a bad start and has turned a corner, after this road trip, 9-21 was this years team and 6-1 was the fluke

JerseyFan1
JerseyFan1

Are we stuck we felton 1 more season?

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

I just laugh everytime I see Pacer fans cheering black people.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Only person that came to play was Melo. The defense was embarrassing. The rotations were terrible. All around bad except that first qtr. 

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

tonight is why you cant lose to Charlotte

Mike Jones
Mike Jones

If Donnie Walsh Drafted Iman Shumpert to Pacers , he'd be avg over 17 PPG

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

what a difference a week maks, last thursday jubilation beating heat, tonight reality has set in

bluprint13
bluprint13

Copeland giving it to Tyler smh lol...

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Copeland making 3 mil to sit on the bench.  life is good

lindro88
lindro88

That and Indiana is way better.

rkj473
rkj473

@Kiyan Carter Woodson would respond "you don't loose you starting job because you were injured."


Even though they were playing well with him not in there.

rgm891
rgm891

@Kiyan Carter The Offense spacing with him on the floor is so bad. Woodson is so lost how to play bargs/chandler, amar'e/chandler. He just causes so many problems for them.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry GeeThat's usually a bad side because we he dominates the offense like that, no one else gets involved and it's not like others will get it going later in the game. Later in the game should be Melo time.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

you trading Shump and a 1st for 40 games of Lowry for a team at best and i mean at best loses in the 2nd round

bluprint13
bluprint13

If Woody didn't run Melo into the ground we may have beat Charlotte.

nykroy
nykroy

@rgm891he doesn't understand the importance of floor spacing thats why...he just sits there and stares at everyone

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

@ExpectTheWorst Birthplace of the KKK (Evansville), and like I said before racist as all get out.

lindro88
lindro88

This is a bad team. If they play the Pacers in a 7 game series they'd get swept

lindro88
lindro88

Without Paul the Clips are still better.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Elvis MaduroNo way man, Without CP3, we should take this game at home. The Paperclips are flawed although their coach is better than ours. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Elvis MaduroThen I'm sure you don't need a login to get on it. It must be just a big notepad that anyone can just write whatever. 

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@Jerry Gee Not entirely.  Melo plays a role in that too as well as Coach Potato Head.  Against a very deep defensive team like Indy, Melo and Co has to know they can't win it alone in the 1st qtr. 

He has to get others going and maybe he can pick his spots and take us over the hump in the 4th.  

lindro88
lindro88

A superstar? You couldn't get a superstar for the whole roster.