8:57 AM EST, Fri January 30, 2015

Final: Pacers 103, Knicks 82

Eww Two years ago, Roy Hibbert was a young franchise cornerstone center who absolutely torched the Knicks. Now he is a bit of an overpaid joke...who still torches the Knicks. Hibbert, who bullied New York's frontcourt to the tune of 18 points and 10 rebounds, took over from the opening tip of the second half, as the Indiana Pacers turned a close game into a laugher with a 35-12 third quarter en route to a 102-82 victory. Lou Amundson celebrated his new contract with 17 points, but he and the other New York bigs were absolutely dominated on the glass. Langston Galloway had perhaps his worst...
Queen City Hoops 16 hours ago

Source: Hornets and Nets Continue Trade Talks for Lance Stephenson & Joe Johnson

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Boston Globe 17 hours ago

Paul Pierce on Patriots in Super Bowl: 'I'm Pulling For Them Hard'

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Posting and Toasting 10 hours ago
Pacers 103, Knicks 82:

Pacers 103, Knicks 82: "How did this turn into a blowout?"

Only the bluest-and-orangest diehards were privileged to witness tanking at its finest tonight. The Knicks were gorgeous through one quarter, competitive through two, and then...my God, and then...what a then! In the annals of the 2015 Knick methods of losing, tonight was one of their classic "silencer" losses. There was no ominous sign it was coming, no single moment nor brilliant opponent performance that did them in. This was one of those losses where they're in the game - in this case, even leading most of the first half - then you blink or take a piss or wonder why we park on driveways...

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