11/4/09 New York Knicks V.S. Indiana Pacers GAME THREAD!!!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to Game Number Four of the 2009-2010 New York Knicks Season! Tonight's Game Features....
The Indiana Pacers
NEW YORK KNICKS!
Live From Madison Square Garden! The World's Most famous Arena!
Tip Off - 7:30 P.M.
Lets take a look back at the historic Knicks, Pacer Rivalry....
During the 1990s, both the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] were perennial playoff teams. The Knicks, led by All-Star center [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], met with the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]-led Pacers in the playoffs six times from 1993 to 2000, fueling a rivalry epitomized by the enmity between Miller and prominent Knicks fan [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. The bitter rivalry was likened by Miller to the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference"></sup>, and described by [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], in 1998 as being "as combustible as any in the league".<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference"></sup>
The rivalry has given Miller the nickname "The Knick Killer".<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference"></sup>Miller's clutch performances were frequently followed by jabs at Lee, adding fuel to the greater team rivalry.
The Pacers finally reached the NBA finals by defeating the Knicks in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, eventually losing to the Lakers in the Finals. The playoff battles between these two franchises led to some of the greatest moments in NBA playoff history, such as [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]'s four-point play in the waning seconds of Game Three of 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Miller's 25 points in the fourth quarter of Game Five of 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, and Miller's eight points in the last 16 seconds to win Game One of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
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<table width="535" height="106"><thead> <tr> <th>Team</th> <th>Record</th> <th>Standings</th> <th>PF</th> <th>PA</th> <th>Road/Home</th> <th>Streak</th> <th>L10</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr> <td> [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] </td> <td>0-3</td> <td>5th Central / 14th East</td> <td>95.0</td> <td>109.0</td> <td>Road 0-1</td> <td>Lost 3</td> <td>0-3</td> </tr> <tr> <td> [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] </td> <td>1-3</td> <td>4th Atlantic / 13th East</td> <td>109.3</td> <td>117.3</td> <td>Home 1-1</td> <td>Won 1</td> <td>1-3</td></tr></tbody></table>
-Indiana (0-3) lost again Tuesday, falling 111-93 to Denver while shooting 39.6 percent (36 for 91) from the floor, including a 3-for-22 performance from 3-point range. That dismal showing from beyond the arc came after the team went 4 for 23 in a 96-83 defeat to Miami on Friday.
-Indiana is averaging 95.0 points over three games after ranking second in the Eastern Conference last season with 105.1, one-tenth of a point behind New York.
-Al Harrington has been impressive as New York’s top reserve over the last two games, totaling 66 points while shooting 24 for 44 from the floor. The forward-center had 32 points on 12 for 34 from the field as a starter over the previous two contests. Harrington spent his first six seasons with the Pacers after being drafted 25th overall in 1998. He averaged 28.3 points in three meetings against his former club last season.
-The Knicks took two of three matchups with Indiana last year, as the teams split two games at Madison Square Garden.
-The Pacers haven't started 0-4 since losing the first nine games of the 1988-89 season, setting a team record.
And nowww.... The Starting Lineups... First The pacers...
This should be and this has to be a good night for the Knicks. They are at home playing against a winless team. In addition, the Pacers played and lost last night. The Knicks were off and should be rested. They are at home. If they come out and play the first quarter like they played against the Hornets, it will be a successful evening. Their usual quality 4th quarter play, in addition to a tired opponent, should be enough for them to get the win. Keep an eye on Granger. If he goes off big, the Knicks could be in trouble. Hopefully they play smart and with a purpose tonight.
we gotta win this game and gain momentum for the friday night showdown on espn. hopefully a strong game by chandler and gallo tongiht, nd not as much 3's chucking. im also hoping larry hughes continues to play well and make sure his shot selection is always high percentage