INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - After a night off, the NBA playoffs resume tonight, but they continue without the Pacers. Fans will have to wait one more day for game three; the league giving the Pacers and Knicks three days off between games.
The extra time off has given the Blue and Gold some time to rest their starters' legs -- who have had a heavy work load the first two games of the series.
The Blue and Gold's starters are averaging over 37-minutes a game. The extra days in between also allowed Frank Vogel to turn up the intensity in practice and really work on their ball security
"We had some real good practices," said Pacers forward Paul George. "The focal point was taking care of the ball, making sure we take care of the ball, especially when they're trapping. That's going to be a big key and I think everything else will take care of itself. We play real well at home, so we can't rely on that. We have to bring it."
"Biggest thing is just limiting turnovers," said Pacers head coach Frank Vogel. "Really just fine-tuning what we have to do defensively in terms of trying to limit Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith without freeing up their three-point attack."
The Pacers may also see a different lineup from the New York Knicks. Star Amar'e Stoudemire may very well return from a knee injury in Saturday's Game 3.
If that happens, Knicks head coach Mike Woodson plans to use him no more than 10-15 minutes.
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