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Knicks vs. Pacers: How to Watch Game 2, Schedule, Scores, Predictions & Odds

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Knicks Take 1-0 Lead in Tightly Contested Eastern Conference Semifinals Opener Against Pacers

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The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers are locked in an intense Eastern Conference Semifinal battle. The Knicks narrowly escaped with a 121-117 victory in Game 1, taking a 1-0 series lead.

Knicks vs. Pacers: Schedule and Scores

GameDate & Time (ET)LocationWinnerScore
1May 6, 7:30 PMMadison Square GardenKnicks121-117

Game 2 will be played on Wednesday, May 8th at 8:00 PM ET at Madison Square Garden. Fans can catch the action on TNT or stream it via Watch TNT or Max.

The series is scheduled for a best-of-seven format, with the following remaining games: 

GameDate & Time (ET)LocationTV ChannelStreaming
3May 10, 7:00 PMGainbridge FieldhouseESPN/fuboTNT, Max
4May 12, 3:30 PMGainbridge FieldhouseABC/fubo
5*May 14, TBAMadison Square Garden
6*May 17, TBAGainbridge Fieldhouse
7*May 19, TBAMadison Square Garden

*Games 5, 6, and 7 will only be played if necessary.

Brunson on Fire, Pacers Look to Respond

Jalen Brunson has been on a tear for the Knicks, putting on a historic scoring performance. He erupted for 43 points in Game 1, extending his streak of 40-point playoff games to four. This elite company includes legends like Michael Jordan and Jerry West. Brunson’s scoring prowess, coupled with his impressive assist numbers, has him in a class of his own.

The Knicks have leaned heavily on Brunson’s production as all four of their playoff wins have been decided by a mere six points or less. Brunson himself remains focused on the team effort: “‘Yeah, the 40 points are cool and all, but it’s the little things that help us win games like that. So I’m just happy to have the group of guys that I do,'” he shared after Game 1.

One key takeaway from Game 1 was the Knicks’ ability to limit Indiana’s star point guard, Tyrese Haliburton. However, the Pacers struggled to contain Brunson, raising concerns about their defensive strategy.

Predictions and Betting Odds

SportsLine predicts a close battle in Game 2, with the Knicks favored by 4.5 points. Here’s a breakdown of the current odds:

BetOdds
Indiana Pacers +4.5-109
New York Knicks -4.5-111
Indiana Moneyline+158
New York Moneyline-189
Over 222.5 Points-110
Under 222.5 Points-110

The series odds have also shifted in favor of the Knicks after their Game 1 win. Here’s a comparison:

TeamOpening Series OddsOdds After Game 1
New York Knicks-265-350
Indiana Pacers+210+275

Can the Pacers Bounce Back?

The Pacers need to find a way to contain Brunson if they hope to even the series. While Game 1 was a heartbreaker, the Pacers showed their resilience throughout the playoffs. 

Can the Knicks Maintain Their Lead?

The intensity of the Eastern Conference Semifinals is undeniable. The Knicks have shown grit and determination, led by Brunson’s offensive firepower. With a raucous home crowd behind them in Game 2, they’ll aim to extend their series lead.

The stage is set for another intense battle at Madison Square Garden in Game 2.

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