Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round, which features the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers as New York is on the road tonight for a very important game.
Indiana leads the series 2 games to 1 so far, and the Knicks can start picking up some big time momentum with a victory in this contest. Things have been back and forth with Indiana winning Game Three by a score of 82-71.
Melo Man on Fire:
Carmelo Anthony has led the Knicks in points in all nine games this postseason. Anthony recorded a team high 32 points on 13-26 shooting (4-4 FT) and a team high nine rebounds in over 35 minutes in May 7.
Iman Shumpert recorded eight points and a team high 10 rebounds in over 37 minutes in the May 11 loss to Indiana. This was Shumpert’s second time this postseason that he reached the 10-rebound mark. He posted 15 points, six rebounds and three assists in over 29 minutes in the May 7 victory over Indiana.
This Date in Knicks History:
1992: Knicks force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 100-86 victory over Chicago at Madison Square Garden. Patrick Ewing scores 27 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in spite of suffering a sprained left ankle in the third quarter.
2000: Charlie Ward scores 20 points, including the Knicks final nine to lead the team to a 91-83 victory over the Heat at MSG. The victory helped to tie the Eastern Conference Semifinals at 2-2.
Game Four between the Knicks and the Pacers is set to air on the TNT network, and tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.