There was a shred of good news from the Garden last night.
At some point in the second half through the fog of a 40-some-odd-point deficit, Stacy Paetz reported on watching Danny Granger workout prior to the game and appear to be in pretty good shape going through extensive shooting and movement drills and looking no worse for the wear afterward.
No return date has been set, but if things continue to progress Granger could be back on the court in a week or two. Needless to say, the Pacers could desperately use an All-Star scorer at this point. Since 33 shut it down, the Pacers are 4-11, but the last five losses have been alarming based on how the team has fallen behind big from the opening tip. They've been lost seeking an answer Granger can provide to stay in the game early.
The end result may not be a win, but having a chance to win would sure make for a more enjoyable watch.
After the jump, a load of links from NYC.
- AP report
PACERS: Inside the Game: Knicks 132, Pacers 89
Bruno wades through the crazy numbers of another poor outing on a Sunday road game.
A total shellacking in the Big Apple for Pacers
Jeff Rabjohns reports on the crushing defeat which includes some words of wisdom from Mike Dunleavy. "We didn't play well, but it's just one game, one-82nd of the whole season," Dunleavy said. "At the end of the day, it's no different than losing by one at the buzzer. That's how I think about it." Umm, it's a little different, no?
Knicks 132, Pacers 89 - Knicks Take Out Pacers, and the Suspense, Early
Brian Heyman reports on the Knicks putting this one on ice early.
New York Knicks destroy Indiana Pacers, 132-89, at the Garden
The Pacers had Frank Isola thinking about league contraction. Don't recall reading that from Frank when the Knicks were so bad over the past couple of years and that was without missing several key players.
Knicks 132, Pacers 89 - Posting and Toasting
Seth found plenty of positives to expound on about the Knicks' play last night.
Laying a big egg in the Big Apple
Jeff Rabjohns perfectly surmises that the game last night was worse than a beat down and then compares the the way the Pacers are losing this year to how they lost last year. The numbers aren't pretty.
Long-distance Bricks Land Ford on Bench
Sean Deveney blames Ford's shooting on his tumble down the depth chart. I'd put that behind assists, turnovers and general lack of leading the offense.