(9-1) - (3-7)
George averaged 19.5 points in last season's Eastern Conference semifinals to help the Pacers oust the Knicks in six games. The series ended with an even aggregate score at 537-all.
Lance Stephenson, who is probable despite a sprained right foot, scored a career-high 25 points with 10 rebounds in the Game 6 win against New York.
The Pacers' five starters in the series each led the team in scoring in at least one game, while Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in all six.
Anthony scored 25 points Tuesday in a 92-86 loss at Detroit. The Knicks (3-7) have lost three in a row for the second time this season.
They've shot 40.9 percent, including 42 for 130 from long range, during a 1-4 stretch that began with a 31-point home loss against San Antonio.
"We're going to get this together," forward Kenyon Martin said after making his first start of the season. "Teams go through slumps like that during a season, but we are doing it in November, so it gets magnified. We just have to figure out our problems on offense."
Point guard Raymond Felton sat out Tuesday with an injured left hip and lower back.
"We played like a team that was tired, but there was no reason for us to be tired," coach Mike Woodson said. "Some of that is because of Raymond, but you can't use that as an excuse."
Metta World Peace has missed consecutive games and is doubtful Wednesday against his former team after having his left knee drained on Monday.
Tyson Chandler remains out with a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula.
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Last edited by rady; Nov 20, 2013 at 16:11.
Nice thread but we are playing the Pacers
STAT said - We dont know who to guard no comments
Barg is playing great D
11 - 0 start, but man, we still don't look like a team that knows what it is doing right now. We're getting by in these first few minutes because the Pacers don't look like they've decided to start playing yet.
Great start, keep it up Knickerbockers....
Stephenson cutting to the hoop, I remember that from the playoffs, hope we can find an answer for it tonight.
Beno doesn't know our playbook, he look confused on every possession. ....
Our offensive possessions over the last few minutes have been painful to watch. You just can't keep running 'non-plays' on the offensive end and expect to beat anybody.
Yeah, seriously, and I just never imagined we had a complicated offensive playbook with all the iso plays we run.
Just got out of class, clockin in, Lets go Knicks!
Please, for the love of Allan Houston's knees, keep driving to the hoop, J.R.
Can't let that Hibbert nonsense happen. We start off 13 - 0 and they outscore us by 8 over the last two-thirds of the quarter. This team has no teeth, it's just hoping it wins, not actually trying anything in particular to make it happen.