HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS — Danny Granger delivered the final dagger.
His step back jumper with :00.3 left to play gave the Pacers their second straight win over the Knicks since, the first Sunday in New York ended the Pacers’ six-game losing skid. They’ve now moved a half-game ahead of Charlotte for eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
But the man the Knicks really need to fear is Tyler Hansbrough.
That’s right, the same Hansbrough who couldn’t find his way into the rotation with a GPS when Jim O’Brien was coaching the Pacers has suddenly found a home under interim coach Frank Vogel.
He torched the Knicks for a career-high 29 points in Sunday’s win and then topped himself with 30, on 12-for-17 shooting from the floor, last night at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Hansbrough joined us on the most recent edition of The Hang Time Podcast (Episode 48: The March Madness Special) to talk about all the drama he went through under O’Brien, his little brother Ben Hansbrough‘s NCAA Tournament quest with his Notre Dame teammates and some of his insights on what this time of year means to those intricately involved.
You can check out his spin on the March Madness Special:
HANSBROUGH TALKS IRISH, TAR HEELS AND PACERS:
… or you can just watch the highlights of Hansbrough — and the Pacers — playing the role of the Knicks’ worst nightmare for the second straight game.