Knicks vs. Pacers: How New York Collapsed in Terrible Loss to Indiana

April 3rd, 2012 by Michael Moraitis Leave a reply »
The New York Knicks have had some bad losses this season, but after blowing a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead against the Indiana Pacers, it's safe to say the 112-104 loss was the worst of their season.

At one point during the third quarter, the Knicks were cruising and it looked like it was going to be a blowout.

New York led by as many as 17 points before Indiana rode Danny Granger en route to a 40-17 fourth quarter that put the Knicks away.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 39 points and 10 rebounds.

As dominant as Anthony was during this game, it was his dominance that slowed the team's offense down and led to their stagnation.

Indiana's perimeter shooting picked up in the last period, and Granger dropped 16 on New York with the help of three three-pointers.

He even mimicked Steve Novak's "Discount Double-check" gesture to add insult to injury.

As much as the MSG Network's analysts wanted to make it out to be a case of a tired team blowing a lead late, I have to disagree. 

I think it was a mixture of fatigue and complacency.

The Knicks seemed to ease up after gaining a ...

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