Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: Postgame Grades and Analysis for NYK

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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: Postgame Grades and Analysis for NYK
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The New York Knicks defeated the Indiana Pacers 90-80 on Sunday afternoon, clinching the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 25 points, but he left the game in the third quarter with a left shoulder contusion and did not return. Fortunately for New York, it does not appear to be serious, as there were a couple of times when Anthony was getting set to check back in, only to have Mike Woodson send him back to the bench as a precaution while the Knicks built their lead late.

New York led by as much as 20 in this one, but the Pacers stormed back and trimmed the lead to five in the third quarter. The Knicks answered, however, and never appeared to be in any danger the rest of the way.

Indiana turned the ball over 26 times, with five of its players having at least four turnovers. Lance Stephenson led the Pacers with 22 points.

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