Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks: Series Preview, Things to know and predictions

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The Eastern Conference semifinals begin on Sunday when the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers resume their rivalry.

With a trip to the Eastern Conference finals on the line, I would expect this to be a very physical and intense series that can go either way.

Apr 26, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) smiles on the court during the second quarter of game three of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

These two teams know each other, as do their fan bases, who both want to see their respective teams run through the other on their path to a potential NBA championship.

With that being said, here’s a look at everything you need to know about this second round series.

How they finished: No. 2 Knicks (58-30, combined regular season and playoffs) vs. No. 3 Pacers (53-34)

Season Series: Tied 2-2 (home team won each game)

Nov 18, Knicks won 76-88

Jan 10, Pacers won 81-76

Feb 20, Pacers won 125-91

Apr 14, Knicks won 80-90

Last Playoff Meeting: 2000 Eastern Conference Finals; Indiana won the series 4-2.

Playoff Schedule:

  • Game 1 in New York: Sunday, May 5
  • Game 2 in New York, Tuesday, May 7
  • Game 3 in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 11
  • Game 4 in Indianapolis (TBA)
  • Game 5 in New York (TBA)
  • Game 6 in Indianapolis (TBA)
  • Game 7 in New York (TBA)

How they got here: Knicks defeated Celtics 4-2; Pacers defeated Hawks 4-2

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