Lance Stephenson netted a career-high 25 points to go with 10 rebounds.
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Unlike the New York Knicks, Lance Stephenson didn't want to go back home.
The Indiana Pacers withstood Carmelo Anthony and a 3-point barrage by the Knicks in the second half to advance to their first Eastern Conference final in nine years.
The Brooklyn-native Stephenson netted a career-high 25 points to go with 10 rebounds and Paul George added 23 points in the Pacers' 106-99 win over the Knicks in Game 6 of this Eastern Conference semifinal.
NBA Playoffs: Be Cautious of Blowouts
By Jim Feist, Contributing Analyst
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The NBA playoffs are in full swing, which means overall the better teams are battling each other. This is different from the regular season when many nights great teams are playing bad teams and bad teams are playing worse one. Astute sports bettors should pay very careful attention to blowouts.
For instance, after losing Game 1 at the Lakers a year ago, 103-88, the Nuggets covered in a close one in Game 2, 104-100, by changing strategy and going uptempo in the second half. They got beat on the glass in the first game, but showcased more low post hustle in Game 2 where they outrebounded the taller Lakers.