New York Knicks defeat Indiana Pacers, 132-89

Knicks 132, Pacers 89 The NBA'S image problems include allegations of gun-toting players and a referee gambling scandal.

And then there are games like the Knicks' 132-89 victory Sunday night over the Indiana Pacers that don't enhance the league's image, either. It was the type of noncompetitive, 48-minute exercise in futility that adds credence to the idea that the league is too watered down and that its players don't always play hard and/or hurt.

Fortunately, the...