The Knicks face a must-win game 6 tonight in Indy and the odds are stacked against them. Only 4% of teams have come back from a 3-1 hole. Indiana is 5-0 at home in the playoffs and has won all 5 games by double digits. The Pacers have beaten the Knicks in all 4 matchups at the Fieldhouse this season. The Knicks have not won back-to-back games since they won 3 in a row to start the first round. The odds certainly favor the Pacers. But the Knicks can win. The Knicks are a more talented team, and their obstacles heading into tonight’s game seem to be mental. The difference between playing at home and on the road is mental, not physical. If the Knicks can ignore the crowd, avoid getting sucked into the muted Indiana atmosphere, and play their game they way they do when they are clicking, they can win. If our shotmakers make their shots, if we can keep the rebounding battle close, if we get a little good luck in terms of the officiating, if we can stay out of foul trouble, and if we play hard for 48 minutes, we will win. If not, our season will end early. Again.
Disorganized Pregame rant
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