INDIANAPOLIS — The Knicks haven't been good enough on the road regardless of who is playing. Add to that the absences of Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis - and the Knicks were just a noncompetitive team getting waxed by the Pacers.
New York (11-12) lost for the fifth time in six games Monday - 115-97 in Indiana - and dipped to under-.500 for the first time since Nov. 1, when it was 3-4.
But no defeat this season felt more lopsided than Monday's, as the Knicks were basically obliterated from the opening tip. The deficit was 13 in the first quarter, then 29 in the second, then 38 in the third. New York never led. It hardly resembled basketball.
The Knicks allowed...