The New York Knicks a no-show once again!
Game 4 on Tuesday the Indiana pacers shook around the struggling Knicks to take a comfortable 3-1 lead in the series. Carmelo Anthony did not shoot well from the field, converting 9 out of 23 shots (39%). Anthony ended up with 24 points before fouling out of the game with two minutes remaining. JR Smith added 19 points for the Knicks. New York gave up 17 second-chance points in the first half- which is the most by the Knicks both in the regular season and playoffs.
George hill stated in the after game interview:
“We’re making it tough for them,” said Pacers guard George Hill. “We’re going to give them nothing easy. When we play with fun and passion, we’re a heck of a team.”
Indiana was lead by George Hill who caught on fire beginning of the third quarter scoring 10 of the first 13 points. Hill ended the game with 26 points shooting 64 percent from the field. He has not shown any disappointment since he took the starting job from then injured Darren Collison late last season.
Paul George finished the game by filling up the whole stats line in the book with 18 points, 14 rebounds, along with 7 assists.
Things are looking bright for the Pacers without their franchise player Danny Granger. Will the winning of Indiana see the exit of Granger?
This situation looks a lot like the Rudy Gay-Memphis ordeal earlier this year. Memphis noticed that the team was great with or without their former star player in Rudy Gay. I can’t really say it will be the same exact situation for Danny Granger, but there is no reason for him to stay when they can get a lot in return in a trade.