Hello and welcome to the 2013 NBA Playoffs Game 3 between our New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers
The New York Knicks fought back in game two and after an incredible fourth quarter, not only did they tied the series but they did it in an unforgettable manner, keeping Indiana scoreless for almost 8 minutes.
The series now moves to Indiana where New York will have to stand against a much stronger team and a more enthusiastic fan base than the one they found in Boston. With Stoudemire cleared to play, the Knicks should improve their scoring which might be a factor against a Pacer team dominated by big guys who play an amazing defense but with Amar'e being sidelined for the last two months, it's difficult to say how much of an impact will his return make right away. However, with JR's struggle lately and Melo's low FGA percentage, STAT's return might be if anything a boost of confidence. Hopefully.
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Other facts that happened on this day:
In 1984: Knicks force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, defeating Boston 106-104 at the Garden, behind Bernard King’s 44 points. New York holds on to the victory after watching Boston cut a 13-point deficit to two with :28 to play and then miss several attempts at tying the game in the final seconds.
In 1994: Knicks grab a 2-0 series lead over the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Semifinals with a 96-91 win at Madison Square Garden. New York held the Bulls to 4-16 shooting in the fourth quarter. Patrick Ewing scores a game high 26 points.