After a strong start in the first quarter, the Knicks collapsed in the two quarters bookmarking halftime. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith were a combined 14 for 43 from the field continuing their cold spells.Anthony went one for four from beyond the arc, which is not good until you realize he hadn't ht a three in a while.
The Pacers got balanced scoring with David West controlling the paint. In the past, he's struggled against Kenyon martin, but no one could quiet him in Game One. Raymond Felton was the Knicks best option again, but he only amassed three assists.
New York stormed back in the third to make the score respectable, but never really had a chance. The Pacers won 102-95 to go up 1-0 in the series.