The Indiana Pacers will continue their best of seven NBA playoff series with Game 2 against the New York Knicks in a pro basketball contest on Tuesday night. Tip off time from New York is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by TNT.
The game two odds from this NBA playoff has the home team New York Knicks favored by -5 ½ points with an over under line of 183 points. The early money in the wagering has not moved this betting line since the odds came out a few hours ago.
The Indiana Pacers steal game one of this Eastern conference semifinal round playoff following a game one 102-95 road victory at the New York Knicks as a +5 point road underdog. The game finished over 181 ½ points.
The Pacers built up the 81-65 lead after three quarters in their victory. They shoot 48.7% from the field and converted on 8 of 23 three pointers. They got to the free throw line 26 times and made 20 shots. Indiana survived 16 turnovers by good shooting and pulling down 14 more rebounds than the Knicks. David West led Indiana with 20 points and four boards as he made 8 of his 15 shots. Paul George chipped in with 19 points and four assists on 5 of 14 from the field. Defensively the Pacers are the best in the league by allowing opponents 42% shooting and 32.7% coming from three. In game one it was a quicker and harder working Pacers team than the Knicks who looked sluggish and not at the same fitness level as Indiana.
The Knicks could only muster 19 points in both the second and third quarters. They shoot 43.1% from the field and make 7 of 19 three pointers. New York converts on 18 of 23 free throws and had six less turnovers than the Pacers. Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and 11 rebounds but made just 10 of his 28 shots. Raymond Felton had 18 points and three assists on 8 of 12 shooting. Center Tyson Chandler contributed very little with four points and three rebounds as he takes just two shots all game. The Knicks rely on three pointers as they make 37.6% from beyond the arc good for fourth in the league. The 102 points allowed by the Knicks were the most they have given up in the playoffs as they allowed Boston to average in the low 80’s per game.