New York Knicks Center Tyson Chandler Refuses To Be Posterized

The big man sends a message to Indiana.

The big man sends a message to Indiana.

The Indiana Pacers entered Thursday night with the chance to eliminate the New York Knicks.

They knew a victory wouldn’t come easily, especially not when starting point guard George Hill was ruled out with a concussion. And not when facing a team fighting for its playoff life in front of its raucous hometown crowd. 

Lance Stephenson, a New York native now collecting checks in the Circle City, looked for a dagger dunk late in the second quarter.

It wasn’t a bad idea. The Pacers looked lethargic early on and could have used a jolt.

But he might have missed a calculation somewhere between his two power dribbles and his liftoff. Standing under the basket was 7’1″ center Tyson Chandler, a three-time All-Defensive selection and the 2011-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

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