The Indiana Pacers were in control in a majority of tonight's 102-95 victory over the New York Knicks, stealing home court in the best of seven series. Indiana were tremendous in the second and third quarters, outscoring the Knicks 59-38 as the Pacers beat up New York defensively, holding off a late surge from the Knicks. Roy Hibbert was a monster in the paint, grabbing five blocks to go with 14 points and eight rebounds. The Pacers dominated the glass 44-30.
Paul George was excellent on Carmelo Anthony, helping to hold him to 10-28 shooting, as George scored 19. Lance Stephenson had an 11 point, 13 rebound double double and D.J. Augustin exploded off of the bench for 16 points, including four three pointers. David West led Indiana with 20 and George Hill had 14. Raymond Felton was New York's biggest mismatch, scoring 18 on 8-12 shooting.