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Pacers vs. Knicks Links: Pacers go for the close in Game 6 against Knicks

The Pacers have to find a way to take care of business in Game 6 regardless of George Hill's status at game time.


Assuming the Indiana Pacers keep the status of George Hill under wraps until game time, expecting D.J. Augustin to start at point guard again while Hill remains out seems prudent. Any news to the contrary will be a pleasant surprise.

The Pacers did play four games without Hill during the regular season (not counting the final game of the regular season). The Pacerse were 3-1 in those games which Augustin started, with all three wins at home. The team and Augustin showed up well, too with wins over the Memphis Grizzlies, Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. Beating the Grizz and Hawks was indeed impressive as both wins were tight games that the Pacers found a way to close out down the stretch.

Obviously, the playoffs are a different beast but that past success is what gives the Pacers confidence they can come up with a winning effort at the Fieldhouse even if Hill isn't available.

I'm scrambling to the ballpark this morning, so please add more links to the comments if you see any good stories or updates.

Check out the links:

Knicks-Pacers Preview - AP

Combine Measurement Analysis |

Hill remains “day-to-day,” scheduled to take concussion test late Friday | Pacers Blogs

Roy Hibbert thinks the Pacers played like, um, kittens in Game 5 loss to Knicks | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo! Sports

We Went There: A Fine Mess at Madison Square Garden - The Triangle Blog - Grantland

The view from Seattle - TrueHoop Blog - ESPN

The arguments for NBA expansion and a new team in Seattle -

Like Patrick Ewing did in 1994, Carmelo Anthony can carry Knicks over Pacers - NY Daily News

KnicksTape: The D.J. Augustin Effect - Posting and Toasting

Knicks and Pacers’ Game 6 Past Dates to 1990s -

Brain Injuries and When George Hill Will Play Next | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

NBA playoffs 2013 - Without George Hill, the Indiana Pacers can't close out New York Knicks - ESPN New York