New York Knicks VS. Indiana Pacers Postgame Analysis
Paul George scored seven of his 25 points during a decisive 13-0 fourth-quarter run, leading the Pacers past New York 81-76 on a night the Knicks were without their top scorer, Carmelo Anthony. George was the spark of today's game, nearly getting a triple-double, along with 6 steals. Indiana has won 12 of 15 and swept the two other Eastern Conference division leaders this week, while New York has fallen into a midseason slump, especially when their 3-pointers don't fall.
Stats Leaders NYK IND
Points Smith 25 George 24
Rebounds Chandler 15 George 11
Assists Smith 6 George 5
Steals Kidd 1 George 6
Blocks Chandler 3 West 2
Former Pacers star and new Hall of Famer Reggie Miller was honored with a special video during the first quarter. Fans gave him a standing ovation and chanted "Reg-gie! Reg-gie!'' as the TNT broadcaster attempted to focus on his work. ... Colts coach Chuck Pagano was given a standing ovation when he was introduced during the second quarter. ... The Knicks had won four of the previous five meetings in this series. ... Indiana shot 39.2 percent from the field and has now six games when shooting less than 40 percent.