New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 12, 2024

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May 12, 2024 7:19 AM
On Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 3:30 PM, the New York Knicks will visit the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, looking to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the East Semifinals. The Knicks currently hold a 2-1 series advantage, but the Pacers will aim to even the series on their home court.
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Knicks vs Pacers game preview

The New York Knicks, currently holding a 2-1 series lead against the Indiana Pacers, have shown exemplary performance this season, entering the playoffs with a strong 50-32 record. A significant driver behind their success has been the stellar play of point guard Jalen Brunson, who has been a scoring machine with an average of 28.7 points per game. Alongside his scoring prowess, Brunson's playmaking abilities are indispensable, averaging 6.7 assists per game. Moreover, the Knicks have proven to be tough on the boards due to Isaiah Hartenstein's consistent performance, pulling down 8.3 rebounds a game. This solid combination of scoring, playmaking, and rebounding has given the Knicks a profound competitive edge in this series, setting them up as formidable contenders in the Eastern Conference.

Turning attention to the Indiana Pacers, who are battling with a 47-35 season record and a current sixth place in the Eastern Conference, find themselves in a tenacious position. The team heavily relies on Tyrese Haliburton, a dynamic point guard averaging 20.1 points and 10.9 assists per game. However, Haliburton's current day-to-day injury status could potentially impact the Pacers' offensive strategy significantly. The Pacers will also need to see an uptick in contributions from Myles Turner, especially on the rebounding front where he leads the team with 6.9 boards per game. As they gear up for the next game in this playoff series against the Knicks, the Pacers will need to strategize effectively around these uncertainties and potentially adapt their game plan to strengthen their position in this challenging playoff encounter.

Indiana Pacers injuries

  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): Day-To-Day
  • Aaron Nesmith (SF): Day-To-Day
  • Bennedict Mathurin (SG): Out

New York Knicks injuries

  • OG Anunoby (SF): Out
  • Mitchell Robinson (C): Out
  • Bojan Bogdanovic (SF): Out
  • Julius Randle (PF): Out
  • Duane Washington Jr. (PG): Out

How to Watch the Knicks vs Pacers

The Knicks vs. Pacers game will be televised on ABC and is scheduled for Sun 3:30 PM.

Knicks vs Pacers predictions

Here we go, Game 4 of the East Semifinals, and I'm loving the vibe of this series. The Knicks are up 2-1, but I'm thinking they're gonna come out swinging in this one. Jalen Brunson, the silky-smooth point guard, is gonna have himself a night - 32 points, 7 dimes, and 5 rebounds, easy. Isaiah Hartenstein, the giant German, is gonna own the paint, grabbing 12 boards and throwing in 15 points for good measure. And let's not forget about Donte DiVincenzo, the sparkplug off the bench, chipping in 12 points and 3 steals.

Now, on the other side, the Pacers are gonna bring the heat. Tyrese Haliburton, the dynamic young guard, is gonna go for 25 points and 12 assists, pushing the pace and forcing the Knicks to keep up. Myles Turner, the towering center, will patrol the paint, blocking 3 shots and snagging 10 rebounds. And don't sleep on Pascal Siakam, the athletic forward, who'll throw in 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists. This Pacers team is deep, and they're not going down without a fight.

So, who's gonna take this one? I've got the Knicks, baby! Brunson and Hartenstein will be too much for the Pacers to handle, and I think the Knicks will squeak out a 115-110 win. The Pacers will push the pace, but in the end, the Knicks' size and depth will prove too much. Get ready for a barnburner, folks!

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