Knicks Bounce Back, Pummel Pacers In Game 2

The New York Knicks bounced back from a game 1 defeat to even the series at 1-1 on Tuesday night.

The Pacers managed to stay within five points during the first half but the Knicks blew the game wide open with a 30-2 run during the second half.

The Pacers claimed the lead with a few minutes left in the third but the team fell apart shortly after that. Carmelo Anthony, who had 32 for the night, led the Knicks on a 30-2 run before beating the Pacers 105-79.

Anthony said: “I think for the most part from the start of the game and throughout the whole game, I think we played with a sense of urgency today … We played the way we’ve been playing as far as competing at the highest level.”

Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said that it was good to see his team playing at a high level again.

Woodson said: “The fourth quarter we just defensively, we picked up … We kept getting stop after stop and then we would rebound the ball and get it up and our offense began to flow like old times. It was kind of nice to see.”

Tyson Chandler said that the key to victory in game 2 was the defense. Chandler said that the Knicks started to get a few stops and were able to create offense from the defense.

Chandler said: “I think the difference for us was our ball movement and pace … We also allowed our defense to create offense. When we are at our best, we let our defense create offense. We finally fell into a bit of a rhythm. Our whole thing is to wear them down. Eventually we started to get the open shots.”
Here’s a video recap of last night’s game.

Here’s a video recap from the Knicks – Pacers game last night.

The series will continue on Saturday in Indiana.

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