Despite loss to Pacers, Knicks see improvement on defense, offense

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Beno Udrih and the Knicks put up a tough defensive effort against the Pacers in a 103-96 OT loss.

Beno Udrih and the Knicks put up a tough defensive effort against the Pacers in a 103-96 OT loss.

True, many of the passes led to missed shots, but at least there was passing, at least there was an attempt to re-focus Indiana's defensive efforts on all five Knicks, not allowing the Pacers to load up on the usual customers. Against a team less committed on the defensive end of the floor, that ball movement should pay off.