After a rocky first quarter, Lavoy Allen stepped in to help the Indiana Pacers overcome a second quarter deficit, helping to key a dominating stretch by the Pacers in which they outscored the New York Knicks 67-32 across the middle two quarters. The play of Allen did come at a cost though, with him leaving in the second quarter with a right knee injury. Allen was 4-5 on the night with eight points and five rebounds in nine minutes.
Rodney Stuckey led Indiana with 22 points with Roy Hibbert putting up an 18 point, 10 rebound double double effort. Ian Mahinmi had eight points and 10 rebounds to lead the bench effort. The Pacers shot 53% on the night, outrebounding the Knicks by 16. The Knicks were led by Carmelo Anthony who had 18 and Lou Amundson, scoring a season best 17 points