Indiana P. - New York K. 106-99
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Lance Stephenson (6'5''-F-90, college: Cincinnati) scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004. The New York native also had 10 rebounds and the Pacers were spurred by the return of point guard George Hill two days after he was diagnosed with a concussion
It's been an offseason of personnel changes for Kansas State. Already having lost Rodney McGruder (6'4''-G-91), Martavious Irving (6'1''-PG-90) and Jordan Henriquez (6'11''-F-89) to graduation, the Wildcats also saw starting point guard Angel Rodriguez, backup big man Adrian Diaz (6'10''-F-93), and seldom-used guard Michael Orris (6'2''-G) all transfer
Mike Krzyzewski is now giving serious consideration to remaining as head coach of USA Basketball through the 2016 Olympics in Rio. "There's a chance," Krzyzewski said. "That's correct." Krzyzewski had said for eight months that he's not returning to his position with USA Basketball, but a final decision has yet to be reached. Jerry Colangelo said Saturday he and Krzyzewski have been discussing his return "in installments." "I think it's very close to being resolved," Colangelo said
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