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Pacers Final Score: Pacers top Knicks 93-82 for 3-1 series lead

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Indiana followed the Game 3 blueprint to take a commanding series advantage.

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The Indiana Pacers never gave up the lead after jumping out to an 11-3 lead in Game 4 against the New York Knicks and despite some pushes from the Knicks throughout the night, never faltered, topping New York for the commanding 3-1 series lead. The Pacers followed the same blueprint that let them win Game 3 big: rebound, defend, and control the ball. Indiana dominated the glass again, winning the rebounding edge 54-36, limited New York to 35.6% shooting, and had just 12 turnovers (even after six early turnovers in the first quarter).

George Hill led the Pacers with 26 as the Pacers got five double figure scorers, including double doubles from Paul George (18 & 14) and David West (10 & 10). Indiana got tremendous contribution from D.J. Augustin, who had 11 points. Carmelo Anthony fouled out with 24 points, going 9-23 while J.R. Smith warmed up to 7-22 shooting for 19.

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