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Although Paul George plays the same position as Carmelo Anthony, the Knicks will have a much more difficult time containing George in this series.
On the other end of the court, George's energy and defensive prowess will make Anthony work for every shot.
Anthony is probably the best matchup against George, but he cannot be expected to guard George for the entire game, especially since the Knicks rely on him to be their primary scorer.
On the other hand, George doesn't need to expend all his energy on offense, since David West, George Hill and Roy Hibbert are all viable scoring options for Indiana.
The Knicks roster does not boast one player who can defend George by himself. They will need to maintain a suffocating team defense in order to stop his dribble penetration and playmaking.
That's easier said than done.