Knicks tie series with Indiana after impressive display at the Garden on Tuesday night.
Carmelo Anthony led the New York Knicks with 32 points on Tuesday night, as their 105-79 win over the Pacers ensured they tie the series 1-1 ahead of their first trip to Indiana for Game 3.
Trailing 64-62 mid-way through the third quarter, the Knicks took control of proceedings thereafter as they went on a 30-2 run between the third and fourth to run away with the victory.
Iman Shumpert had 15 points, while Raymond Felton added 14 points of his own as Mike Woodson’s men bounced back impressively from the disappointment of losing Game 1.
Questions had been raised over the Knicks in recent days, having made life difficult for themselves in crossing the line against the Celtics they then suffered the setback in Game 1. However, particularly Anthony who had been struggling with his shooting, they responded with a strong statement and will be hopeful of picking up from where they left off.
As for the Pacers, Paul George went for 20 points, while David West had 13 and George Hill contributed a further 12 points.
However, it wasn’t enough as the Pacers prepare for their first home game of the series on Saturday night, while the Knicks will potentially receive a boost with the return of Amar’e Stoudemire.
Stoudemire hasn’t played since March 7 after having a procedure carried out on his troublesome right knee. Having returned to practice this week he will be looking to continue his rehabilitation and help the Knicks’ post-season cause, with his presence helping to counter the height advantage enjoyed by the Pacers, a factor that many experts pinpointed as the reason for their ability to dominant in the first meeting.