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Eastern Conference Second Round Game 5: Knicks v. Pacers 5/16

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch Game 5 between the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers who have been battling it out in the NBA Eastern Conference Second Round.

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The Pacers hold a 3 games to 1 series edge and things have not looked that great for the Knicks in the last few contests. Good news for anyone who is cheering for the Orange and Blue is that the team returns home to Madison Square Garden tonight, and the franchise holds a 13-7 mark at the Garden.

In Game 4 New York fell by a final score of 93-82 with Carmelo Anthony leading all scoring with 24 points. Anthony has led New York in all 10 games this postseason, and has scored at least 20-points in 14 straight playoff games.

Looking to regain his dominant ways in the center position is Tyson Chandler who recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds in over 40 minutes in the May 14 loss to Indiana. The effort was Chandler’s first double-double of the postseason and 14th of his career.

Fans should look for a bit of a shakeup from head coach Mike Woodson, who began to try to reignite his team in Game 4. Chris Copeland and Steve Novak are two players who may get the call for minutes on the floor tonight from Woodson, and are both capable of having a hot streak with scoring the basketball.

The Franchise has always done pretty well historically on this day so here are two moments that fans may remember:

1993: Rolando Blackman‘s 20-foot jumper from the top of the key gives New York a 94-92 victory at Charlotte and a 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

1999: Allan Houston hits a running one-hander with 0.8 seconds left to cap a Knicks rally from a seven-point fourth quarter deficit, in helping to lead the team to a series-clinching 78-77 victory over the top seeded Miami Head in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round?

Who will step-up tonight? Can the Knicks live to see another game? For those answer fans should stay tuned to the TNT Network as this vital Game 5 will air on that network, tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m.

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