Pacers vs. Knicks Links: Knicks forced to adjust to Pacers size in Game 2

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The Pacers out-muscled the Knicks' small-ball attack in Game 1, but can they maintain that advantage in Game 2?

The Indiana Pacers made Carmelo Anthony work for his 27 points in Game 1 which required a rough 10 for 28 shooting night from the NBA's leading scorer.

With Anthony playing the power forward spot, the Pacers have to take advantage of their physical size and ability to defend the rim. That's exactly what they did in Game 1 at both ends of the floor which will require some adjustment from Mike Woodson and they way Melo tries to attack the Pacers on defense.

Coach Nick takes a closer look at what Melo did in Game 1 and what the Knicks need to consider to counter the Pacers size advantage. Check out the video here along with the rest of the links:


Check out the links:

Indiana Pacers playoffs: Dirty or physical? Defense will be key in Game 2 vs. Knicks | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Bob Kravitz: Controversial decision on Lance Stephenson is paying off for Pacers | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Pacers Look to Take Stranglehold on Series | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers links: Roy Hibbert dominates inside, Carmelo struggles, J.R. Smith calls out Knicks fans | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Pacers, Knicks need X-factors to swing series - 1070 The Fan

2013 NBA Playoffs: Reserve guard D.J. Augustin delivers off the bench for Pacers | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Pacers at Knicks - Game 1: The Melo Effect 2013 NBA Playoffs - YouTube

Notebook: Vogel Keeps Calm, So Do Players | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Pacers Viewing Parties presented by Budweiser - Round 2, Game 2 | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

KnicksTape: How To Solve The Roy Hibbert Problem - Posting and Toasting

We Went There: Roy Hibbert and the Pacers Swat the Knicks - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe discuss Pacers Game 1 win - B.S. Report - ESPN

Knicks Must Adapt to Pacers’ Roy Hibbert, or Perish - NYTimes.com

Melo vows redemption in must-win Game 2 tonight - NYPOST.com

Indiana Pacers hoping to take 2-0 lead on New York Knicks with Game 2 of Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday - NYPOST.com

Carmelo Anthony criticized by Bernard King on Twitter, not discouraged about shooting woes - NY Daily News

Carmelo Anthony has to stop playing Hero Ball and be more unselfish - Sheridanhoops.com

Amar’e Stoudemire practices, could play in Game 3 | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter

Pacers Beat The Knicks With Offense " NBA.com | Hang Time Blog

ChinaPacers.com Recreates More Great Moments in Pacers History | Pacers Blogs

NBA Playoffs 2013: Banged-up Bulls stun Heat, Spurs win double overtime thriller - SBNation.com

The Chicago Bulls stun the Miami Heat to open the conference semifinals, grabbing a 1-0 series lead | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

Nate Robinson comes up big once again in Bulls’ Game 1 over Heat | ProBasketballTalk

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