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The Pacers extend their home winning streak to nine with a win over the Knicks.
Two nights after holding the Heat to their season low in points, the Indiana Pacers once again make a statement against a top Eastern Conference team, limiting the New York Knicks to a season low of 76. Even though the Knicks were short Carmelo Anthony due to a suspension, the Pacers were still a nightmare for New York defensively, holding them to a season low in three pointers (4) and their second lowest shooting performance (34.6%).
Indiana won a physical throwback game despite getting out-rebounded, allowing 19 offensive rebounds and ten extra field goal attempts to New York. The Pacers made turnovers count, however, winning points off turnovers 19-9. Paul George filled up the stat sheet with 24 points, 11 rebounds, six steals, and five assists. Ian Mahinmi closed the game for Indiana late, scoring 13 points on 6-7 shooting. Lance Stephenson had nine and Roy Hibbert was limited to 19 minutes with back spasms forcing him out of the game twice. The Knicks were led by J.R. Smith wtih 25 on 10-29 shooting.