Five Takeaways: Knicks' Defense Falters In Indy

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1. Defense Struggles

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The Knicks simply couldn't put it together on the defensive end Thursday night. Indiana shot 50% from the field and 44% from beyond the arc. The Pacers also got to the line 23 times on their way to 117 points.
 
The Knicks managed to keep up with Indy with their own display of offensive fireworks in the first quarter, but once the offense went cold, there was nothing New York could do to keep up. The Knicks were outscored 40-22 in the paint, and they will need to shore up their interior defense before Friday's matchup with Blake Griffin's Clippers.
 
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