The New York Knicks escaped with a 90-80 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, and clinched the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed in the process.
With the win, the Knicks assured themselves home court advantage throughout the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs, and will meet the No. 7 seed Boston Celtics in the first round starting next weekend.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks on Sunday afternoon, and did so by contributing 25 points on 9-of-23 shooting.
Chris Copeland and J.R. Smith proved to be a dynamic one-two punch off of the bench for Mike Woodson, as the two combined for 35 points on 15-of-28 shooting.
The Pacers struggled to get their offense going from the jump, as they couldn't find ways to feed Roy Hibbert and David West who had significant size advantages over a depleted New York frontcourt.
Indiana was paced by Lance Stephenson, who scored 22 points on 50 percent shooting in his homecoming.
Next up for the Pacers is a meeting with the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, while the Knicks will now be able to rest their starters for the remainder of the regular season.
Keep it locked here on Bleacher Report throughout the night for postgame reaction and analysis of New York's big win over Indiana.