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Game Thread #81: New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers

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New York Knicks
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41-38 37-43
April 10, 2011 - 7:00PM EST
Conseco Fieldhouse
Radio: 93.1FM WIBC TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Chauncey Billups PG Darren Collison
Landry Fields SG Paul George
Carmelo Anthony SF Danny Granger
Shawne Williams PF Tyler Hansbrough
Shelden Williams C Roy Hibbert

The Indiana Pacers finish their regular season home schedule tonight when they host the New York Knicks.

The beauty of that first statement is that this won't be the Pacers' last home game. Still, Fan Appreciation Night is on which means the players will be dropping off gear to fans after the game. Hopefully, they'll be in a good mood following another win over the Knicks.

The Knicks arrive in the midst of a six-game winning streak which started after a 1-9 stretch that included back-to-back losses to the Pacers. Hard to predict what to expect from the Knicks tonight, so we'll see if they decide to guard Tyler Hansbrough or anyone else for that matter.

Amare Stoudemire missed Friday's game with an ankle injury and is expected to sit out tonight as well. That should put all of the focus on Carmelo Anthony for the Pacers defense. Of course, they could just try to out-score the Knicks like the last game at the Fieldhouse when Danny Granger hit the game-winner for a 119-117 win. Now that was fun.

Here is the Pacers.com preview.

For a New York perspective, check out Posting and Toasting.

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