Knicks on the brink after losing Game 4, now trail the Pacers 3-1.
The New York Knicks are on the brink of elimination following their 93-82 defeat to the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.
Mike Woodson’s men must now win at home in Game 5 on Thursday, therefore forcing the series into a Game 6 where they will have to achieve something they have failed to do all season, and that is win on the road in Indiana.
However, they will be purely focusing on one game at a time as a season which had looked so promising is grinding to a disappointing halt.
Carmelo Anthony has addressed the situation as “do or die” for his team, and bemoaned the lack of collective scoring. He went 9-for-23 while J.R. Smith was 7-for-22, and despite calls from Tyson Chandler for his team to increase the ball movement, it wasn’t entirely forthcoming.
Anthony believes that if they can get their shooting going, then they can easily force this series into the latter stages.
While that is easier said than done, they will be confident of being able to at least clinch a win back at the Garden on Thursday night, and Coach Woodson is adamant they will do so.
“We go home, we handle our business at home and we get back here on Friday and see if we can force a Game 7. That’s what I’m thinking. That’s the only way I’m thinking,” he told reporters after the game.