Tip-Off for 5/8/13 (featuring Muhammad Ali): Knicks crush the Pacers 105-79 to even series; Mike Conley and the Grizzlies outrun the Thunder 99-93
Mike Conley sliced and diced his way to a near triple-double in Memphis’ Game 2 win.
The New York Knicks used a 30-2 run over the third and fourth quarter to defeat the Indiana Pacers 105-79 to even their best of seven series at one game each. The series shifts to Indiana for Game three on Saturday.
Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley was one assist shy of a triple-double as he and his mates wrestled home court advantage away from the OKC Thunder with a 99-93 victory in Game 2.
Knicks 105 – Pacers 79 – Carmelo Anthony scored 16 of his game-high 32 points during the Knicks 30-2 run. Anthony also grabbed 9 rebounds. Iman Shumpert added 15 points and Raymond Felton scored 14 for New York. Both teams shot the ball well as the Knicks shot 49 percent and the Pacers 46 percent. Paul George led Indiana with 20 points and Roy Hibbert grabbed a game-high 12 boards. George Hill handed out 7 assists.
Amar’e Stoudemire has practiced in three-on-three scrimmages and should be dressed for Game 3, provided there are no setbacks.
Series tied 1-1.
Grizzlies 99 – Thunder 93 – Mike Conley scored 13 of the Grizzlies 30 fourth quarter points in an all important Game 2 win. The victory ruined a stellar effort by OKC’s Kevin Durant — who just missed a triple-double with 36 points, 11 boards and 9 assists. Memphis hit the offensive glass — something they failed to do in the opener. Sixteen of their 43 boards were on the offensive end. The Grizzlies took advantage of 19 turnovers and scored 18 fast break points.
Conley finished with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Marc Gasol added 24 points and Zach Randolph posted 15 points. Derek Fisher chipped in with 19 points for OKC.
Series tied 1-1.
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Iman Shumpert’s ACL is just fine (Ball Is Life).
Jim Rome on Tyrann Mathieu (CBS).
Spike Lee and Reggie Miller at it again (Dime Magazine).
Under Heaven now available (Amazon).
Titus Young arrested twice in 15 hours (IFWT).
If Dennis Rodman pulls this off…(Detroit Free Press).
Melo over Pendergraph (Dime Magazine).
Man U’s Sir Alex Ferguson stepping down (CNN/SI).
One of the greatest stances by one man occurred on this day in 1967.