By Brian Faith, Knicks Fan Since ‘93
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks to a resounding Game 2 victory, evening the series with the Pacers at one apiece. Now, the series shifts to Indiana where the Pacers won 30 of their 41 home games in the regular season.
Some trends emerged in the first two games that will require adjustments from both teams. The Knicks offense was running on all cylinders in Game 2 and featured a variety of pick-and-rolls. On defense, the Knicks blitzed the Pacers' ball handlers, generating 32 points off of 21 turnovers. It will fall on Pacers’ Coach Frank Vogel to react in Games 3 and 4.
Let’s take a look at what worked well for the Knicks in Game 2, and how the Pacers will try and counter.
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