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The Indiana Pacers stunned New York with a 102-95 victory in Game 1 of this series as five-point underdogs on the road and now they are in prime position to close this series out in five games. Indiana extended its lead to 3-1 with a rock-solid 93-82 victory as a five-point favorite in Tuesday night’s Game 4 as once again the Knicks had no answer for its stifling defense.
New York could only manage a split at home in the first two games of this best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup so this past Saturday’s 82-71 loss in Game 3 as a five-point road underdog pretty much makes this contest a must-win. Defense has been the key so far in this series and the team that has done the best job on that end of the court has prevailed with the straight-up win in the first three games.
The Indiana Pacers went into Madison Square Garden and took Game One from the Knicks. They then led in the third quarter of Game Two before being thumped the rest of the game. The Knicks ended up winning 105-79 to tie up the series at one game apiece. The series shifts to Indiana now. Who will get the momentum this Saturday in Game Three?
As the No.3 seed in the Eastern Conference, Indiana has very quietly eliminated Atlanta from the playoffs in six games in the opening round and opened-up a one game lead in the conference semifinals with a 102-95 victory over New York as a five-point road underdog in Sunday’s Game 1 of this best-of-seven series. The Pacers are 5-2 against the spread and the total has gone OVER in five of their first seven postseason games.
Less than 48 hours after both teams finished off their first round series, the New York Knicks and the Indiana Pacers are going to be back on the court on Sunday to start the Eastern Conference Semifinals in NBA betting action.
The Indiana Pacers have jumped out to a 2-0 lead in this series. The pressure is on Atlanta in Game Three. The series is essentially over if they are beaten in this one, so this is almost a win or go home game for the Hawks. They’ll have to find a way to slow down the Pacers offense, which has been firing on all cylinders in this series so far. Let’s take a closer look at Game Three.
Indiana comes into its final two games of the regular season with nothing on the line as far as playoff position. Its 1-4 straight-up (0-5 against the spread) record down the stretch helped ensure it would remain in the No.3 spot in the Eastern Conference and this past Sunday’s 90-80 loss to No.2 New York as a 3.5-point road underdog sealed the deal.
Indiana brings a four-game winning streak into this matchup including a 112-104 victory over Phoenix this past Saturday as a 10.5-point favorite on the road. It was its third-straight road victory as part of four-game Western Conference swing. The Indiana Pacers are now 47-27 straight-up (41-33 against the spread) on the year and 18-19 SU (19-18 ATS) on the road.
Over the past few weeks the Lakers have exhausted a great deal of energy to work themselves back in the playoff picture in the Western Conference with a 9-2 straight record in their last 11 games, but they will be severely tested to stay in that eighth and final spot after losing Kobe Bryant with an ankle injury in a tough 96-92 road loss to Atlanta as 3.5-point favorites this past Wednesday night.
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