The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks have struggled offensively with the Pacers sitting at 30% while the Knicks are at a toasty 37.5%, but Indiana has done very little but dig their own hole with a six point deficit at the half. Indiana's defense has been solid, but being shorthanded with George Hill has really set the offense back about 75 years. David West leads the Pacers with 11, but he's struggled getting going, shooting 5-13.
The Pacers are a woeful 8-16 from the free throw line, and have gotten outscored 6-1 in end of the quarter plays, a series of fouls escalating into some extra New York points. Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 15 as J.R. Smith has eight. The Pacers did win the rebounding battle, but haven't reaped the rewards from eight offensive rebounds.