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NBA Playoffs Breakdown: Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks

Published on May 6, 2013 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

Top 5 Players

1. Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)

2. Paul George (Pacers)

3. David West (Pacers)

4. J. R. Smith (Knicks)

5. Roy Hibbert (Pacers)

3 X-Factors

1. Iman Shumpert (Knicks)

2. Lance Stephenson (Pacers)

3. Kenyon Martin (Knicks)

Best scorer : Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)

Best passer: Raymond Felton (Knicks)

Best shooter: J.R. Smith (Knicks)

Best low-post scorer: Roy Hibbert (Pacers)

Best leader: David West (Pacers)

Best rebounder: Roy Hibbert (Pacers)

Ranking the Coaches

1. Mike Woodson (Knicks)

2. Frank Vogel (Pacers)

Stats and Facts

- The two teams spilt there 4 regular season meetings. Most of those game where low scoring affairs but a 125 point outburst for the Pacers in February.

- Each team last won a title in 1973 with the Pacers coming in the ABA.

- Carmelo Anthony is second in the playoffs in scoring at 28.9 points per game.

- During the regular season both teams rank in the top 10 in points allowed. The Pacers were 2nd just giving up 90.7 ppg.

- The Knicks are one of the best three point shooting teams while the Pacers are the best in the NBA at defending the three point shot.

- The Pacers are the best rebounding team in the NBA, while the Knicks are -1 on the glass.

Prediction: Pacers in 7


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