The New York Knicks are battling for their playoff lives Saturday night and they might not be able to escape Indiana with their championship dreams intact. Carmelo Anthony has been carrying the team on his injured shoulders, and the question everyone is pondering is how long can New York last the way they’ve been playing.
They fell hard out of the gate and even after tying the series, the Knicks have been devastated by injuries and illnesses that sunk them into a 3-1 hole. They were able to pull out a win at home in Madison Square Garden in Game 5 but the fact of the matter remains they’re winless on the road inside the Bankers Life Fieldhouse and there’s no reason Indiana is going to go light on the Knicks in Game 6.
The Pacers have been waiting for this type of postseason run for the last two seasons. Many thought they could make a run last year but this is the season they seem poised to challenge Eastern Conference titans and earn their stripes as one of the finer teams in the NBA today. They’re not a flashy market, as the series has yet again been dubbed Hicks vs. Knicks but the Pacers — and specifically Indiana– know basketball and they’re taking it to the Knicks so far.
All the nail biting playoff action will be aired on ESPN but if you’re not going to be around your television or if you don’t get ESPN as part of your cable package, you can stream the game live on the Watch ESPN app on your iPhone or iPad, or you can simply stream it live on your laptop by visiting Watch ESPN and plugging in all your cable provider’s information.