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    Indiana Pacers Game thread: New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers 7:00 3/12/2019 [Game #68]





    (13-54) -- (42-25)

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    Two nationally televised road games in the past few days turned into clunkers for the Indiana Pacers, and their grip on the third seed in the Eastern Conference no longer is secure.

    After double-digit losses in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, the Pacers hope to get back on track Tuesday night when they host the league-worst New York Knicks.

    Indiana and Philadelphia share the same 42-25 record but the Pacers lost the head-to-head tiebreaker with the 76ers when they coughed up a 14-point first-half lead and took a 106-89 loss on Sunday afternoon. The loss in Philadelphia occurred three days after the Pacers shot 38.9 percent in a 117-98 loss in Milwaukee.

    On Sunday, the Pacers shot 37.3 percent, missed 15 free throws and were outrebounded 52-44. Indiana particularly struggled in the second half by shooting 23.7 percent and getting outscored 55-30.

    "If we're the team we think we are, these are the kind of games we've got to win," Indiana center Myles Turner said. "I think we're capable of winning games like this."

    Indiana is 10-10 since losing Victor Oladipo to a season-ending right knee injury on Jan. 23 and has lost five of its last seven games as fifth-seeded Boston is starting to get rolling. Those past seven games follow a stretch in which Indiana won eight of nine from Feb. 2-23.

    During this slump, the Pacers are averaging 105.1 points, 45.2 shooting percentage and 24.4 assists while allowing 110.6 points.

    "We've got to figure out a way to get ourselves back into that Pacer mode, where we're moving the ball, driving, kicking, making plays for each other," Indiana forward Thaddeus Young said. "Right now, we're just out of sync and we just have to get back to it."

    The Pacers will hope to get back in sync just in time for what comes after their final meeting with New York. On Thursday the Pacers host Oklahoma City to start a stretch of eight straight games against teams currently in the top eight of their conferences.

    New York heads to Indiana on a six-game losing streak after starting a three-game road trip with a 103-92 loss at Minnesota on Sunday. The Knicks are on their fourth skid of at least six games.

    New York also has scored less than 100 points in three straight games and in 11 of its last 21 games. The Knicks also dropped to 0-20 when scoring less than 100 points after shooting 43 percent and committing 17 turnovers Sunday.

    Damyean Dotson scored 26 points but most of New York's struggles were around the rim and in the paint. The Knicks were 20-for-48 in the paint and were 17-for-36 on layups and dunks.

    "We missed a lot of easy shots around the rim,'' Knicks coach David Fizdale said. "That really, really hurt us, especially on the road."

    Indiana won the first three meetings with the Knicks when Oladipo averaged 25 points and the Pacers are attempting to sweep the season series third time in the last five seasons. The Pacers also are 12-1 in the last 13 home meetings.

    --Field Level Media

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    Thanks for the Game-Thread Rady .. It will be nice to see how MitchRob hold up to the Pacers Turner, and how well DSJ go up against Collison

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    Dotson consistent 2-Way performance are screaming Keeper!
    The Knicks looked good in the first half having the 3-guard offense on the court of Mudiay/DSJ/and Dotson .. i would try that lineup again in the 2nd half because Collison's taking advantage of DSJ

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    Just tuning in 85-73 Pacers end of 3 after Mudiay hits a late 3.

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    Knicks losing it in the 3rd qtr. letting the Pacers go on a 9-0 run to outscore the knicks 18-30 in the quarter

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    Bogo and McDermott did whatever they wanted against Knox/Dotson/Trier disgusting defense by all three tonight

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    Not lookin good for the Knicks 81-95 Pacers having 8 min remaining in the game .. Collison's out playing Mudiay too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiyaman View Post
    Not lookin good for the Knicks 81-95 Pacers having 8 min remaining in the game .. Collison's out playing Mudiay too.

    Collison has guys who know how to get open and shots from everywhere on the court without having the ball in their hands to set it up first. Mudiay has actually played well tonight unlike his past couple dud games. He isn't the problem tonight. The defense of Knox/Trier/Dot has been

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    Wow! Collison's a FA too .. we should be talking bout going after Collison before Kyrie or Kemba

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    Only got to listen to part of the game at work. Another loss as the road to 69 losses continues.

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    Just looked at the schedule of the remaining games and it ain't easy. My bet 3-11 over the last 14 to break the Knicks record of 17-65 for the worst season in franchise history. Why is Mills still here when the 2 worst losing seasons in histoey were under his watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broadway View Post
    Collison has guys who know how to get open and shots from everywhere on the court without having the ball in their hands to set it up first. Mudiay has actually played well tonight unlike his past couple dud games. He isn't the problem tonight. The defense of Knox/Trier/Dot has been
    Head coach Nate McMillan offense/defense system worked well in Portland and Indiana.
    We need a any means necessary play-off head coach that will be a Knick for 5 or more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiger0330 View Post
    Just looked at the schedule of the remaining games and it ain't easy. My bet 3-11 over the last 14 to break the Knicks record of 17-65 for the worst season in franchise history. Why is Mills still here when the 2 worst losing seasons in histoey were under his watch?
    Dolan said today on the Kay show how he and Mills go waaaaaay back. As long as Dolan owns the Knicks, Mills will be loitering over the team.

    All our eggs are in the Perry basket now... finding Robinson helps his status within MSG.
    Knox is an incomplete bc of his age... I mean, I can see Knox becoming something special surrounding by free agent studs and RJ or Zion.

    I think Frank and Mitch can be defensive compliments to this too.

    But, we are stuck with Mills. And Dolan.

    The good news is that in 4 months, we pretty much know the fate of this team for the next 5 years.

    We could be really good or really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    Dolan said today on the Kay show how he and Mills go waaaaaay back. As long as Dolan owns the Knicks, Mills will be loitering over the team.

    All our eggs are in the Perry basket now... finding Robinson helps his status within MSG.
    Knox is an incomplete bc of his age... I mean, I can see Knox becoming something special surrounding by free agent studs and RJ or Zion.

    I think Frank and Mitch can be defensive compliments to this too.

    But, we are stuck with Mills. And Dolan.

    The good news is that in 4 months, we pretty much know the fate of this team for the next 5 years.

    We could be really good or really bad.
    Is it true what they say,
    "Don't blame the player blame the organization"

    Dolan still havn't learn how to say something factual to please Knick fans.
    Mills been a part of MSG organization for over 20 yrs .. Mills knowledge of basketball is one word "don't".
    Mills need to go back to MSG production, and Dolan need to sell the Knicks asap.
    In the past decade Dolan/Mills has put the Knicks so deep in the LOSER hole, that the Knicks front-office need immediate renovation for a 360 turn around. The Knicks organization may need to hire one person to be the GM/Head-Coach, having the privileged to hire 2 NBA ex-head coaches to put on the Knicks coaching-staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    Dolan said today on the Kay show how he and Mills go waaaaaay back. As long as Dolan owns the Knicks, Mills will be loitering over the team.

    All our eggs are in the Perry basket now... finding Robinson helps his status within MSG.
    Knox is an incomplete bc of his age... I mean, I can see Knox becoming something special surrounding by free agent studs and RJ or Zion.

    I think Frank and Mitch can be defensive compliments to this too.

    But, we are stuck with Mills. And Dolan.

    The good news is that in 4 months, we pretty much know the fate of this team for the next 5 years.

    We could be really good or really bad.
    His interview was a complete disaster and destroyed any notion he's changed over the yrs at the very least regressed back to being the worst owner in sports. Pure damage control because he knows the optics were rotten. Max Kellerman killed him on First Take.

    Knits is going to be traded on draft night prepare your goodbyes to him

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