Okay, trap game avoided. It got really, really ugly, with both teams shooting around 30 percent for a while, but the Knicks defended well, took care of the ball, and actually won the rebounding battle to handily defeat a deeply fractured Pacers team.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with a rugged 26 points and Raymond Felton dictated the rest of the offense with his work off the dribble. Tyson Chandler had perhaps his best game of the season, haunting Roy Hibbert in the post.
Way to bounce back, gentlemen! Full recap coming later.