The Indiana Pacers never trailed on Tuesday night and now find themselves within a stone's throw of their first Eastern Conference Finals berth in nine years, while the San Antonio Spurs relied on their veteran experience to regain control over their series.
On a night when Roy Hibbert battled foul trouble and an out-of-rhythm shooting touch, Indiana got double-digit efforts from five other players in its 93-82 Game 4 win over the New York Knicks. The Pacers now have five double-digit wins to show for their five postseason games at home and, more importantly, a commanding 3-1 series lead.
The Spurs surged out to an 11-point lead in the first quarter, gave half of it away in the second, then flirted with perfection over the final 24 minutes of their 109-91 win over the Golden State Warriors. Neither team has been able to post back-to-back victories in the series, but San Antonio now has two chances to find one victory and the return trip to the Western Conference Finals it would carry with it.
As both of these series inch closer to their conclusions, several Tuesday night winners put their teams in prime position, while a number of losers now sit a loss away from wondering where it all went wrong.