Knicks @ Pacers (Game 35): Jan 10th, 8:00 PM EST
New York Knicks: 23-11 (10-7 on road)
Indiana Pacers: 21-14 (13-3 at home)
Head-to-Head: Knicks Lead 1-0
I took a look at the Pacers record and I have to admit, I was a bit surprised to see they were seven games above .500 and playing so well at home (13-3).
For some reason, I had in my mind they were a .500 team having a so-so season.
Guess I was wrong.
So… no Melo tonight as he serves his one game suspension. (sidebar: he completely deserved the one game suspension, you can’t go “confront” someone after a game… just can’t do it).
Cope will be playing in his place.
Key Matchup: Chandler vs. Hibbert - Knicks were able to contain Hibbert last time holding him to only 6 points. Will need that effort again.
- Copeland Points: 15
- Stoudemire Minutes: 20
- Stoudemire Points: 17
- Hibbert Points: 10
- Paul George Points: 22
If you guys remember back, it was against the Pacers Jason Kidd showed off the Elmer Fudd headband look to cover up his bleeding head.
Betting Line: Pacers by 5 (O/U 184.0)
Prediction: Tough one to call because I can see the Knicks coming out flat because of what happened to Melo, but I can also see them stepping up in Melo’s absence. I’m going with the latter: Knicks 92, Pacers 87
Prediction Record: 22-12