Tip-Off for 5/17/13 (featuring Sugar Ray Leonard): Knicks force a Game 6 with the Pacers; Spurs do away with the up and coming Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on May 17th, 2013 by Ron Glover

(Barton Silverman/New York Times)

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks to a Game 5 victory and a return trip to Indiana.

The New York Knicks didn’t shoot the lights out last night, neither did the Indiana Pacers — which ultimately was a good thing. The Knicks held the Pacers to 36 percent shooting from the floor and capitalized on 19 Indiana turnovers as they pulled out Game 5 with a 85-75 victory. Game 6 will be Saturday in Indiana.

The Golden State Warriors postseason run came to an end last night in front of their energized home crowd at Oracle Arena.  The experienced San Antonio Spurs smelled blood in the water and knew better than to risk a possible seventh game against such a streaky team. The Warriors went cold again — shooting less than 40 percent from the field as the San Antonio Spurs move on to the Western Conference Finals with a 94-82 victory in Game 6.

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