Five Takeaways: Knicks Drop Game 4 In Indy

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Copeland Impresses


When Coach Mike Woodson gave Chris Copeland a chance midway through the third quarter, the rookie made the most of it. In 12 minutes, Copeland hit two of three shots -- both three-pointers -- and was a +12 for the game. If the Knicks once again struggle to score in Game 5, Woodson may go to Copeland earlier for some instant offense. The knock on Copeland has been his defense but there seems to be a concerted effort to help him as Carmelo took him aside a couple times during stoppages to coordinate their assignments. Playing a shooter like Copeland at the 4 or 5 can help draw the Pacer shot blockers out of the paint which could help the offense going forward.

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