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The Knicks are getting dominated by the Pacers. Of the 16 quarters played so far in the series, Indiana has dominated 15. Only a fourth quater offensive eruption by the Knicks in game two has provided New York with their only highlight of the series.
Indiana dominated the Knicks winning 93-82 in taking a 3-1 series lead. This game was never close.
Indiana's defense has smothered Carmello Anthony and the Knicks offense. New York coach Mike Woodson rolled out a big lineup for Game 4 inserting Kenyon Martin into the lineup at the power forward and moving Pablo Prigioni to the bench.
Prigioni played only three minutes, while Jason Kidd played 16 minutes going scoreless for a seventh straight game. J.R. Smith is a mess, he is 18-for-64 in the series shooting 28%. Melo failed to score in the fourth qtr while shooting 9-for-23 from the floor.
The Pacers and Roy Hibbert have dominated the boards, outrebounding the Knicks 54-36. The second chance opportunites have killed New York.
Sports is about matchups, and the matchups in this series favors Indiana starting with Hibbert, who has dominated Tyson Chandler and the Knicks in the first four games.
New York averaged exactly 100 points per game in the regular season, but have eclipsed the century mark just once in the playoffs.
The Pacers are in control and put the Knicks out of their misery Thursday night the MSG.
I acutally flipped the Knicks game off in the 4th qtr and went to hockey.