Following the game, Frank Vogel and his players were kicking themselves for the oodles of missed opportunities they let slip by and none would lean on the absence of starting point guard George Hill as an excuse. No doubt, Hill's absence was huge, but I'd have to agree with Vogel and company that with or without G3, a better effort on the court would've finished off the series.
Now Hill's status is in limbo, left up to the NBA's concussion protocol which could keep him out for Saturday's game as well. With time to prepare and a new life, the Knicks will arrive at the Fieldhouse in kill mode. The Pacers will have to return that mind set and then some to step up and put away the series in what should be a rowdy environment at the Fieldhouse.
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