The 2013 NBA playoffs will continue on Saturday, May 18, as the Eastern Conference Semifinals take center stage. With the action limited to one monumental game, however, all eyes will be on the BankersLifeFieldhouse.
The New York Knicks hosted Game 5 at Madison Square Garden staring elimination in the face. With the Indiana Pacers taking care of business in Game 4, they held a commanding 3-1 series lead as the Knicks hoped to reverse their fortunes.
One playoff-life-threatening loss was lesson enough for Mike Woodson. The head coach of the New York Knicks didn't bother with upsizing gimmicks (Kenyon Martin in the starting lineup) and hobbled, ineffective veterans (Amar'e Stoudemire and Jason Kidd) in Game 5 against the Indiana
The Indiana Pacers posted a 30-11 record at home during the regular season. They will need every shred of that home-court advantage after getting punched in the mouth by the Atlanta Hawks in Games 3 and 4.