semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Ind

semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Ind

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NEW YORK -- For the New York Knicks, it was about playing harder, even if not really much better. Jakub Voracek Flyers Jersey . Saving their season would be more about effort than execution. "Tonight it was just one of them days where you just got to leave it out there on the basketball court," Carmelo Anthony said. Now they have to do it two more times. Anthony scored 28 points and the Knicks avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night. Reserves J.R. Smith and Chris Copeland each had 13 points for the Knicks, who trail 3-2 and will need a victory Saturday in Indiana to force a seventh game back here Monday. They are trying to become the ninth NBA team to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win a series. "I was totally impressed because we met the challenge," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. "I think as a coach you come into games like this and you want to see whos going to step up and make plays, and I thought we did that tonight. We were the better team in terms of doing that." Anthony, who didnt make a basket in the fourth quarter of either game in Indiana, made a jumper midway through the fourth quarter after Indiana closed within four points. He followed with two free throws, Raymond Felton made a layup, and the Knicks were never in jeopardy again. Paul George had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Pacers. They played without point guard George Hill because of a concussion and committed 19 turnovers. "Weve just got to play more solid. Theres no other way to put it," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. George battled foul trouble and couldnt contain Anthony quite as well as he had while the Pacers easily won the previous two games. Anthony made his first two shots as New York raced to a 7-0 lead in a game it never trailed. He finished only 12 of 28, but got plenty of bench help. "We didnt shoot the ball very well but we made shots at the crucial time," Anthony said. David West had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Pacers, who were trying to reach the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004. "We didnt play well. It was a bad game for us and we were still there," George said. The winner will face the defending NBA champion Miami Heat in a series that will start Wednesday. New York didnt really shake its scoring slump, shooting only 41 per cent from the field, but put together a few runs during the game to open just enough space against a Pacers team that shot 36 per cent and was a dismal 19 of 33 at the free throw line. They clearly missed Hill after learning about four hours before the game they would be without him. Vogel said Hill was hurt after a collision with Knicks centre Tyson Chandler during the first half of Indianas 93-82 victory on Tuesday. Hill finished the game and scored 26 points, but experienced some headaches and showed concussion symptoms since and wasnt able to pass the leagues concussion tests so he could play Thursday night. The Knicks went back to their regular lineup, reinserting Pablo Prigioni, after going with a bigger group in Game 4 in a futile effort to match Indiana on the boards. The smaller group did a better job, getting outrebounded only 43-40. "Were not going to go out without fighting," Chandler said. The Knicks finally opened it up midway through the third quarter with a 12-4 run, started by Smiths bank shot and featuring a 3-pointer and follow shot from Copeland, who got more playing time while Woodson gave little to veterans Amare Stoudemire and the slumping Jason Kidd, who missed his only shot and remains scoreless in the series. "Coaching is a feel. Its not always what players want at the end of the day, its about winning," Woodson said. "Thats all Im in it for." Anthony made a jumper and a 3-pointer on his first two shots, and Iman Shumpert followed with another jumper for a 7-0 start. Smith got a big ovation when he checked in, which grew much louder when he made his first shot, dribbling back behind the arc for a 3-pointer that made it 17-12 with 2:56 left in the opening quarter. Smith has endured a miserable stretch since elbowing Bostons Jason Terry in the fourth quarter of Game 3 in the first round. Suspended for Game 4, he hasnt relocated his shot since, hitting 28 per cent in the first four games and has been criticized for not being focused after he was seen out a nightclub with singer Rihanna the night before Game 1 -- a day game. He was only 4 of 11, but hit the jumper that started the Knicks run in the third quarter. "Still didnt shoot the best but it always helps coming home and playing in front of these fans," Smith said. "Hopefully the little bit of rhythm that I did get carries me over." The Knicks extended their 19-15 lead after one to 32-23 on Copelands 3-pointer with 7:06 remaining in the second. The Pacers chipped away for most of the half but couldnt take the large in part because of their sloppy free throw shooting, going 8 of 16 in the half that agonizingly wouldnt end when both Chandler and the Pacers Sam Young committed fouls more than 30 feet from the basket in the final 2.4 seconds. Notes: Kidd is 0 for 8 in the series, part of a 0-for-17 skid that began with Game 3 against Boston in the first round. The 40-year-old point guard, surely headed for the Hall of Fame, is 3 of 25 in the post-season and hasnt scored since hitting a 3-pointer against the Celtics in Game 2 on April 23. He played 5 minutes and Stoudemire played 6 1/2. ... The Phoenix Suns are the last team to win a series after trailing 3-1, beating the Los Angeles Lakers in 2006. The Brooklyn Nets forced Chicago to a seventh game in the first round but dropped Game 7 on their home floor. ... West was 5 of 13 in the first half. The other four Indiana starters were 5 for 23. Michael Del Zotto Flyers Jersey . LOUIS -- St. Customized Philadelphia Flyers Jerseys .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch. ... er-jersey/ . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. The Northern Irishman arrived at the course on Wednesday hoping to start, but after hitting a few balls on the practice putting green Clarke advised officials he was not fit to play.Connacht earned a home Guinness PRO12 semi-final courtesy of a 14-7 win over Glasgow Warriors at a rain-soaked Sportsground. The 14-man Warriors, who had their Tongan prop Sila Puafisi sent off, finished just behind second-placed Connacht in the table and will make the return trip to Galway in two weeks time, live on Sky Sports. The Sky Sports panel discuss the thrilling conclusion to the Guinness PRO12 regular season Pat Lams men will hope for a repeat result as they strive to reach their first final at the end of what is already the Irish provinces best league campaign. Bundee Akis 17th-minute try gave the westerners a 7-0 half-time lead, with Finn Russell missing two kickable penalties for Glasgow. Stuart Hogg is tackled by Connacht duo John Muldoon and Nidi Adeolokun Gordon Reids well-taken try tied things up, but his front row colleague Puafisi was sent off in the 49th minute for a dangerous head-first challenge on Kieran Marmion.Replacement Shane OLeary provided the assist and conversion for Tiernan OHallorans vital 59th-minute touchdown, and the hosts saw out the hard-fought victory with some defiant late defence. PRO12 play-offs confirmed Connacht to host Glasgow while Ulster visit Leinster Russell sent an early penalty wide after Leone Nakarawa had slipped clean through from a ruck to launch Glasgows first attack from deep.A nervy Russell also overcooked a touch-finder but Nakarawa soon broke the line again, stretching the home defence until prop Reid knocked on in the 22. Bundee Aki scores Connachts first try But Connacht were clinical from their very first attack, Marmion and AJ MacGinty linking smartly off a close-range maul before Aki used his power to make it over by the posts. Bobby Clarke Flyers Jersey Authentic. MacGinty converted for 7-0.A scrum penalty was nudged wide by Russell and with Sean OBrien and Ultan Dillane leading a resolute Connacht defence, the Warriors remained scoreless. Five-try Munster beat Scarlets Munster secure Champions Cup place with 31-15 victory Aki, who continued to threaten off limited ball, was a pass away from putting Robbie Henshaw over and their captain John Muldoon was also denied just a metre out.The home side were unable to profit from a snappy break by Marmion, the Ireland scrum-half hardly putting a foot wrong on his 100th appearance for Connacht. Gordon Reid celebrates scoring his second-half try However, the Warriors were level within seven minutes of the restart. They won a series of penalties and prop Reid managed to crash over off the back of a close-in ruck. Russells extras made it 7-7.Connacht quickly got back into scoring range, though, and as tempers flared, input from TMO Olly Hodges saw referee Ian Davies dismiss Puafisi for leading with the head on Marmion at a ruck.The home side, who had to move hooker Tom McCartney to loosehead in a patched-up front row, should have scored from Marmions blindside burst off a scrum and flanker OBrien was also thwarted near the posts. Tiernan OHalloran beats Stuart Hogg to score Connachts second try The breakthrough finally came when full-back OHalloran rose above his opposite number Stuart Hogg to collect OLearys cross-field kick and dot down wide on the right.The conversion was added by OLeary before a smashing break by Simone Favaro and kick ahead almost put Hogg in for a quick response. Ulster secure play-off spot Irish province score six tries in 46-26 victory at Ospreys Some superb handling had Glasgow hammering on the door again with five minutes left, but Connacht forced another error and a final ruck penalty was enough to see them home. Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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