The series is now a best of three. That means the Pacers need to win two games to advance. It also means they have to win at least one on the road. Tonight would be a great time to make that happen.

The Knicks are hurting. In Game 4, they did not have the same energy as the Pacers. That lack of competitiveness led them to hold a players-only meeting. When that happens you can expect two things: 1) the Knicks are going to come out swinging tonight; 2) if things don't go their way, frustration is going to become a problem.

Best case scenario is the Pacers make shots early and often and force the Knicks to face their demons. More than likely, they'll get good looks. That's just what they do.

As always, how well the Pacers play will come down to whether those shots go in and how much resistance they offer on defense. In Game 4, the Pacers did well in both categories. If there was ever a time to string together two strong games in a row, now is it.


How to Watch

Tipoff is at 8:00 PM ET.


Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan

Bonus Game Thread!

Caitlin Clark mania kicks off in earnest as the Fever open their regular season tonight against the Connecticut Sun. And don't get it twisted, mania it is.

I'm not going to lie, it really sucks that this game is on at the exact same time as a Game 5 in MSG. But on the bright side, two Indiana pro-basketball teams are on national television at the same damn time. Take a gander at the sky and tell me you don't see pigs flying.

New Court Alert

The Pacers aren't the only ones with a fresh coat of paint on the hardwood this season. The Fever just unveiled their new design and, as far as courts go, I think it's pretty cool.


How to Watch

Tipoff is at 7:30 PM ET.


Streaming: Disney+, ESPN+

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