Pacers vs. Knicks, Game 3: Game thread, lineups, TV info and more

USA TODAY Sports

Back home, again, the Pacers try to move back in control of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series with the Knicks.

Loading Scores

2012-13 NBA Playoffs
Kni_w_medium
(1-1)
@
Ind_medium
(1-1)
May 11, 2013 - 8:00 p.m. ET
Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indianapolis, IN
TV: ABC ---- Radio: AM 1070/107.5 FM The Fan
Probable Starters
Raymond Felton PG George Hill
Pablo Prigioni SG Lance Stephenson
Iman Shumpert SF Paul George
Carmelo Anthony PF David West
Tyson Chandler C Roy Hibbert

Opening Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indiana Pacers hosting the New York Knicks in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Is it still 1995?

Not even close. The Pacers still rely on hard-nosed defense around the rim but the offensive heroics no longer come from distance but from a collection of options: old-school David West, fresh All-Star Paul George, Lance Stephenson on the run, George Hill with the floater and Big Roy with the hook in the lane. All of those options seem to work better at the Fieldhouse and they will have to be on point to take a series lead against the Knicks.

The Knicks are nowhere near the bruising squad they brought to town in the '90s but with Carmelo Anthony leading a lethal offensive attack, their primary concern is getting buckets. The Knicks defense was good enough to force the Pacers into 21 turnovers in Game 2.

I don't care how crazy BLF is, if the Pacers turnover total approaches 20 again, they will be in trouble and need the Knicks to lose their shooting touch. Fortunately, the home court seems to bring the best out of the Pacers and they are at their best the Ws usually follow.

For more on the Knicks, check out Posting and Toasting. Also, leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.

Want to go to some upcoming Pacers games? Indy Cornrows is your source for Indiana Pacers tickets.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Indy Cornrows

You must be a member of Indy Cornrows to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Indy Cornrows. You should read them.

Join Indy Cornrows

You must be a member of Indy Cornrows to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Indy Cornrows. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker