Lance Stephenson has led the way as the Indiana Pacers have controlled the glass and the scoreboard in the first 24 minutes against the New York Knicks. The Pacers have been scoring at will against New York, shooting 50% while holding New York to 35.4%. George Hill was cleared to play just before tip and it has opened up the play for Stephenson, who had 16 points and eight rebounds on 6-8 shooting. Stephenson has attacked nonstop and gotten to the line, hitting four of his five attempts.
Carmelo Anthony is carrying the Knicks behind 20 points and five rebounds on 8-16 shooting. The Pacers have limited everyone else and are winning the battle on the glass 25-15. Paul George is having an effective 10 point game as Roy Hibbert has eight points and seven rebounds. Sam Young had four, providing valuable minutes off the bench.