Anthony scored 32 points (13-26, 2-5, 4-4), including 16 so many during the spate of 30-2 who managed the Knicks in the second part that broke equality den marker and opened the way for the comfortable win. The Knicks star also contributed nine rebounds, three assists and two recoveries of ball that helped the New York team to tie the best of seven series at 1-1.
The third match will be played next Saturday in the Bankers Life Fieldhouse of Indianapolis. Along with Anthony, eave Iman Shumpert contributed 15 points, including a spectacular mate who starred in the first part, while the titular base- escort Raymond Felton became the 14 points.
The Argentine base rookie Pablo Prigioni and the power forward Kenyon Martin, who was the sixth man of the team, to the poor charming night guard-forward J.R. Smith had scored so many 10 each. Prigioni played 21 minutes and was perfect record of four shots to basket, including two triple, captured four rebounds, handed out four assists and put a stopper in the 21 minutes played.
The match was tight until the last 15 minutes as the Knicks overwhelmed with his attack on the defense of the Pacers and managed to a partial 33-13 in the fourth period. As a team, the Knicks got a 49 (44-89) percent of success in field shots and 33 (10-30) triples, compared to 46 (30-66) and 32 (8-25), respectively, of the Pacers, who also won the duel under the hoops to capture 35 rebounds New York 37.
Nor had the Pacers a good control of the ball after losing it 21 times, which took the Knicks for 32 points, which also weighed on the bottom line.
The coach of the Knicks, Mike Woodson, recognized that the mentality of the team was very different to the first party and above all in the fourth period. “I think that tonight we are fighting and we made enough moves that allowed us to win without problems,” said Woodson. “After what we live in the first game, what I’ve seen has been very pleasant.”
The Pacers, who had been most of the time by had been back on the marked, with the partial advantage 62-64 in the absence of 3:28 minutes to finish the third period after that base George Hill scored a triple and closed a 10-4 run.
The Knicks closed the period with a 10-2 streak and Prigioni opened the fourth with a triple from the sideline that stood to the followers of the New York team in Madison Square Garden as they began to hear chants of “Pablo!, Pablo!, Paul!…”.
Eave Paul George led the attack of the Pacers to score 20 points, but had lost seven turnovers, while to the power forward David West, the first game was the next Hill, this time managed only 13 points, six rebounds and four assists. Hill also failed to set for the Pacers in the offensive play and managed 12 points, seven assists, three rebounds and lost four balls.
The Pacers did not have more players with two-digit numbers and Jamaican Center Roy Hibbert captured 12 balls under the rings and put four caps that left him as the best in the defensive play of the team from Indiana. The coach of the Pacers, Frank Vogel, acknowledged the team wasn’t the same after that was the advantage in the final stretch of the third period after having lost a dead time.
“We had the opportunity to have again won the match, but lost concentration in the defense and didn’t do the things that the previous minutes had allowed us to begin to dominate the scoreboard and the game,” said Vogel. “At the end we were able to achieve a victory, and that will be very important for us to face to the rest of the round.”