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It felt at times that Carmello Anthony was all by himself against the Pacers. In the end the Knicks were not beaten by Indiana but rather exposed. Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith were disappointing in the series against Indiana. Jason Kidd did not score a single point in the series.
Its not all Anthony's fault New York lost, but he was exposed for not making players around him better. There is a difference between being a star and a super star. Anthony is a great scorer and thats it. He has flaws but this series was not all about Anthony's failures, but rather the entire roster.
Roy Hibbert's block of Anthony's dunk attempt midway through the fourth quarter spurred an 11-2 run that rallied the Indiana Pacers to a 106-99 victory on Saturday night. He made 2 of 7 shots in the final 12 minutes, scored four points and committed three turnovers.
New York shot 40 percent from the floor while being outrebounded 43-36. In the paint, the Pacers outscored the Knicks 52-20.
This was a disappointing finish for a team that could not settle for anything less than advancing to the eastern conference finals.