INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Things were shaping up nicely in game two for the Pacers. They dug out of a 13 point hole, took the lead late in the third quarter when the wheels fell off in the worst way.
New York pushed hard, and ran off a stunning 30-2 scoring surge, tying the series at one.
"We wanted to make a statement, but they got the best of us," said David West. "We knew they would push hard, but we need to finish better."
George HIll agreed.
"They say the last three minutes of a quarter and the first three of the next quarter are the most important, and we struggled."
The Knicks went on a 30-2 scoring run when the Pacers went more than 12 minutes without a basket.
What went wrong in the fourth quarter when Carmelo Anthony caught fire on the way to 32 game high points? Coach Frank Vogel had an answer.
"We turned the ball over too much, missed our free throws, we gave up too many second shots, we didn't guard the paint or the rim, and we didn't score."
The series is tied after the 105-79 rout, game three at the Fieldhouse Saturday night.
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
IMPD officials say a 3-year-old boy has died after he was shot in the head Saturday evening.
Christmas is just over two weeks away, but it came early for some very special kids in Hancock County.