knicks are used to defending the trash celtics' offense with no point guard. pacers don't have elite guards but they have quick guys that can use the pick n roll to get in the paint. we're forced to switch or double and leave guys open for 3. they're making shots.
our defense needs to be much better for us to win the series. we cannot rely on scoring big against the best defense in the league to win games. with that said if we got half the foul calls we deserved we would have scored over 100.
so many dumb turnovers killed us, not securing rebounds, missing free throws. we did everything we could to lose.
the positive thing is the knicks played nowhere near as good as they can, yet it was still a close game down the stretch.
game 2 is an absolute must win.