By Taylor Armosino, Knicks fan since '03
Despite valiant efforts from Carmelo Anthony, Iman Shumpert and others, the Knicks dropped Game 6 to the Pacers by a final score of 106-99.
Anthony was the only Knick to really find a consistent stroke in the first half and it was clear that he needed help from his teammates if the Knicks were going to overcome their 55-47 halftime deficit. He got that help in an exhilarating third quarter as New York came out firing from beyond the arc. They hit 6 of 7 three point attempts, including four from Iman Shumpert, en route to a 34-point quarter that tied the game heading into the fourth.
Indiana pulled away from the Knicks in the final frame, tightening down on defense and holding New York to 33 percent shooting and just 18 points.
The season is now over, but this is a Knicks team we can be proud of. As we saw last night, this was a team that had a lot of fight in it and it was a team that truly cared and wanted to make the fanbase proud. 54 wins, a division title, and a first round defeat over the Celtics should have done exactly that.
This was a great season with awesome characters and personalities. Knick fans should hold their heads high after this season and look to continued success as Carmelo Anthony leads this group into the future.
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