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Kristaps Porzingis scores a career high 40 points as the Pacers lose 108-101.

Despite out shooting 6-23 from the Knicks beat the Pacers on a 36 point fourth quarter.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at New York Knicks
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) and Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner (33) jump the opening tip in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. Credit: Wendell Cruz
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The Pacers blow their 19-point lead after Kristaps Porzingis plays the entire fourth quarter to finish the game with a career high 40 points, as the Knicks win 108-101. Indiana led the game 84-65 with just over two minutes left in the third quarter before Porzingis scored 17 points in the fourth. It was the second game in a row that it took just one player to close out the Pacers.

Indiana looked in control after the first quarter with a 13-point lead at the half and a 12-point lead after the end of the third. Domantas Sabonis dominated early, he had 16 points and 8 rebounds in his first game coming off the bench since the opener against Brooklyn.

The Pacers seemed to run out of gas in the fourth quarter. Both Thaddeus Young and Victor Oladipo played over 40 minutes for the first time this season. Young was a perfect 4-4 from three with 18 points. Oladipo struggled all night, shooting 7-21 from the field with only 17 points.

But he did do this:

Indiana was beat on the glass, losing the rebounding battle 46-34 and allowed 12 offensive rebounds. Center Enes Kanter, also acquired from the Thunder but in the Carmelo Anthony trade, out-rebounded his Pacer counterpart Myles Turner, 18-4.

Turner had a bounce back game finishing with 15 points on 5-8 shooting, but he was limited to 24 minutes by foul trouble.

The funniest moment of the game? Lance Stephenson trying to go one-on-one against Porzingis.

Indiana’s next game is at home against New Orleans on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Both teams are 5-5. The Pelicans are led by their two center duo of Anthony Davis (27.4 ppg and 12.7 rpg) and Demarcus Cousins (28.7 ppg and 13.7 rpg).