The 2013 NBA playoffs resumed on Thursday, May 16, as the New York Knicks hosted the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series.
The Pacers entered this game with a 3-1 series lead and thus looked to put their rival Knicks away on the road. They'd need to do so without George Hill, however, as their starting point guard missed Game 5 due to a concussion.
New York looked to capitalize on his absence, but Indiana put on a powerful defensive performance.
Carmelo Anthony stepped up with a game-high 28 points on 12-of-28 shooting, also grabbing six rebounds and picking up a steal. Chris Copeland complemented 'Melo coming off of the bench, dropping 13 points, four rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes on 4-of-6 shooting from the field.
On the opposite end, Paul George picked up 23 points, six rebounds and six assists, while David West tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds of his own. D.J. Augustin added 12 points, starting in Hill's absence and attempting to maintain the pace.
The question is, were the Knicks able to hold down their home court and bring the series to a count of 3-2? Or were the Pacers able to win at Madison Square Garden and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals?
Check the video provided above to find out.