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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: Game 2 Postgame Grades and Analysis

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Indiana Pacers  vs. New York Knicks: Game 2 Postgame Grades and Analysis
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The New York Knicks crushed the Indiana Pacers in Game 2, 105-79, and they did so in impressive fashion, going on a 30-2 run spanning the end of the third and the start of the fourth quarter.

Carmelo Anthony finally shot at least 50 percent from the field in the playoffs, ending with 32 points on 13-of-26 shooting, while accounting for nine rebounds, three assists and two steals.

At the end of the third quarter, the Pacers were only down six points, but then they went scoreless for the first 6:12 of the fourth quarter. 

Paul George led the Pacers with 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting, but just five of those points came in the second half. 

As a team, the Pacers committed 21 turnovers, as compared to the Knicks, who turned the ball over just six times.

J.R. Smith was atrociously inefficient once again, shooting 3-of-15 from the field, and while the Knicks won in spite of him, they won't be able to do that consistently as this series moves forward.

The Knicks and Pacers now have three days off until they meet in Indiana for Game 3 on Saturday afternoon. 

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