IC Cold Links: Mike Woodson Has Pacers' Number

Mar. 14, 2012; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks interim head coach Mike Woodson reacts on the bench during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 121-79. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The Indiana Pacers didn't have the right answers for the New York Knicks for a second night in a row, losing at home this time, 102-88.

The frustration in the Pacers locker room was palpable and any words spoken about the game didn't come easy. Paul George was nowhere near putting on the good face following a game that he usually does.

"There's frustration, especially against a team that came out and really smacked us and for them to come in and toward the end of the game and do the same thing," Pacers guard Paul George said. "That's definitely frustrating."

Maybe the problem isn't the Knicks, it's Indy local legend Mike Woodson. Counting his time on the bench with the Atlanta Hawks, Woodson is now 11-1 in his last 12 games coaching against the Pacers. Even more impressive is how he is doing it with the Knicks.

With Mike D'Antoni gone, the supposed focus of the team was to shift with less emphasis on Jeremy Lin and more on Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. Not so, so far. Instead Woody has the Knicks playing strong team defense and spreading the wealth on offense with no complaints. In fact, Jeremy Lin led the way for the Knicks last night. Now we have to see if Woodson can maintain that level of commitment from his stars.

Check out the links after the jump along with my thoughts on video following the game last night

Box score: Knicks 102, Pacers 88

PACERS: Rewind: Pacers vs.Knicks 120317

Pacers a pushover against Knicks once more | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Barbosa happy to join Pacers | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Lin leads Knicks past Pacers - NBA - AP

Knicks Beat Pacers for Second Straight Game - NYTimes.com

In long, strange season, NY Knicks end up with a good man running show in Mike Woodson - NY Daily News

Knicks 102, Pacers 88: "That's the gutty road win we needed." - Posting and Toasting

Jeremy Lin's 19 points lead Knicks past Indiana Pacers, 102-88 | NJ.com

NY Knicks putting out effort under interim coach Mike Woodson that was missing under former coach Mike D'Antoni - NY Daily News

Jeremy Lin of New York Knicks scores 19 points in front of road fans in 102-88 win over Indiana Pacers - NYPOST.com


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