Right now, however, the Knicks are in a different class. One team had only lost one game all season. The other was 4-6. They have Carmelo Anthony, and the closest thing the Pacers have (had) is Danny Granger, who remains out with a knee injury.
So the result was not unexpected, although I was hoping the Pacers would have been able to make more of a game out of it. The final score was 88-76, but it wasn't close after half time.
Disappointing, considering the Pacers finally put together a strong effort before that against the Mavs.
On the bright side, they have a great chance to bounce back again against the winless Wizards.