INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony was nearly unstoppable for three quarters.
He faltered in the fourth, and now New York’s season is over.
Roy Hibbert’s block of Anthony’s dunk attempt midway through the fourth quarter spurred an 11-2 run that rallied the Indiana Pacers to a 106-99 victory over the Knicks in Game 6 of their second-round series, sending them into their first Eastern Conference final since 2004.
Anthony finished with 39 points and seven rebounds. He mercilessly attacked Indiana’s Paul George, one of the NBA’s best perimeter defenders, scoring 15 points in the third quarter while helping the Knicks erase a 12-point deficit.
The Knicks led 92-90 before Hibbert’s stuff.
“That block, that spearheaded that momentum run that they made,” Anthony said.
That was the way the quarter went for the NBA’s regular-season scoring champion. He made 2 of 7 shots in the final 12 minutes, scored four points…
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