The New York Knicks, who clinched their first playoff series win in 13 years Friday afternoon with a Game 6 victory over Boston, could have one of their best players back when they hit the road to face Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
The 6-foot-11, 245-pounder has been out with a right knee injury since March 7. When active, the 10-year vet, who came straight out of Orlando’s Cyprus Creek High School, has averaged 14 points and five rebounds this past season. That’s well below his career numbers of 21 points and eight boards a contest.
However, his presence could certainly help the second-seeded Knicks battle in the paint against a Pacers’ squad which boasts a talented frontcourt, including emerging star Paul George, David West and 7-foot-2 center Roy Hibbert.
The No. 3 Pacers wrapped up their first-round series with an 81-73 win on the road against Atlanta Friday night.
New York and Indiana will begin their semifinals series Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Game 3 is scheduled for next Saturday.
courtesy of: al.com