Final: Knicks 92, Pacers 86

The New York Knicks (28-40) defeated the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers (50-18), 92-86, at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night.

New York’s season-long win streak was extended to seven games, which is the longest current streak in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile the Pacers’ four-game win streak was snapped.

Tonight’s win allowed New York avoid losing the season series to Indiana. The last time the Knicks dropped a season series to the Pacers was back in the the 2007-08 season.

The Carmelo Anthony-Paul George match-up was completely lopsided. Anthony played like it was a postseason game, scoring a game-high 34 points on 52 percent shooting from the floor, all in a game-high 42 minutes. Anthony already leads the league in minutes played this season.

George scored 17 points on 4-of-17 shooting and 2-of-9 from beyond the arc, though his final six points — which came on a late 3-pointer and three free-throws — came with the game already wrapped up.

Amar’e Stoudemire had his jump shot in full effect. STAT shot 8-of-15 from the floor and finished with 21 points. Tyson Chandler not only shined defensively against Roy Hibbert, but hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds, including six on the offensive end.

Hibbert has continually been a thorn in the side of the Knicks. Tonight the Knicks amped up their efforts to contain him and David West in the paint, holding the Pacers’ center to 17 and the team as a whole to 38 points in the paint.

The Knicks offense wasn’t at its best, but it didn’t have to be as the team turned up the heat defensively, giving Indiana a taste of their own medicine. The Knicks held the Pacers to 42.5 percent shooting and worse than 22 percent from 3-point range. The Knicks out-rebounded them 45-40 and forced 13 turnovers.

For the full boxscore, visit SNY.tv.


The Knicks travel down I-95 to face the Philadelphia 76ers, losers of 22 straight, on Friday night at 7 p.m.




83 comments
helloboy
helloboy

Stat has looked like his old self lately.  Not sure what is going on there.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Funny but aside from Melo..Stat was the Xfactor 

Pacers had no answers for Amare.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

LOL @ Paul George "defensive stopper"....Melo put the shows to em haha...like he does every time they play.

nixredux
nixredux

Sheet. Stephen A. Smith now says the plane wreckage might actually be in found around Jamaica bay. I'll need to confirm.

newyorker9
newyorker9

I saw metropolitan is back, we dont want you here, go back to your cave

nixredux
nixredux

Breaking news: Stephen A. Smith has found Flight 370. His sources confirm the pieces maybe in the Hudson.

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

The Knicks may not make the playoffs, Mike Woodson may not coach next year, but this win is huge for this organization. You felt it in the building that things are looking up for them when towards the end of the game, fans just randomly chanted "Lets Go Knicks" during a dead ball. There's an energy with this team now. From the fans to the front office to the players, there is life. 


In Phil We Trust. 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Amin Elhassan @AminESPN 

LMAO Skip legend status “@RealSkipBayless: Crazy thought: Pacers fading.Heat struggling.Phil's Knicks gearing for improbable run at Finals?”


Now I know it is not happening lol.

nixredux
nixredux

Why couldn't they let JB Smoove be the interim for Woodson?

newyorker9
newyorker9

the bobcats in the next three games play the blazers, rockets, nets. NICE!

nixredux
nixredux

If only Ty Chan averaged 14+ boards a game.

rgm891
rgm891

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIiM91tc1fk


Along with blog highlights, we should start showing clips of Guitar Jimmy and the Straight Shots Enjoy


LMAO

nixredux
nixredux

Bullet type is for the gun.

nixredux
nixredux

@jerry gee

Yea but he owns a cop killer gun.

nixredux
nixredux

@biggie

Knicks usually play up to the competition. Play down to the bad ones.

Anybody hear from Carl Hill?

nixredux
nixredux

@Nic

I heard Phil flirted with Death, and Death grabbed his nuts.

Woodson just asked for a sit down.

rgm891
rgm891

Frank Vogel yelling at Felton was the highlight of the night!!! Lmao that was hilarious.  Felton ran away quicker from Vogel than he usually does when he hears the doorbell for a pizza delievery.  

nixredux
nixredux

@aka

If Phil were to send a letter without postage, it would still get there.

kofi
kofi

Knicks love baby!!!!

dagawd
dagawd

Is this the year the knicks do a 99 season

rgm891
rgm891

@nixredux  And now the Plane is bringing Lebron to NY........

rgm891
rgm891

@SheSaidSpikeWho  You find the best  tweets.  LMAO I always like them.  Amazing

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Biggie  Given our record, personally, I'm not getting ahead of myself or excited in any sense.

This team and coach put themselves in an extremely deep hole, and as much as I'd love to see them get into the postseason. they turned it up way too late.

xmenreturn
xmenreturn

@akamarb In all reality, they got Bynum solely for the Heat and to keep him away from the Heat!  Indy will feel the Heat trying to get past the Heat. They should have beaten them last year so they know that's their albatross this year.

newyorker9
newyorker9

@rgm891 can't wait when Knicks play the Nets twice next month, and if the Knicks are still fighting for a playoff spot when they meet again oh man were going to see a rivalry

Josh Gabriel
Josh Gabriel

@akamarb  You got it all wrong my man. Been with this team my whole life. Suffered with this team my whole life. When the crowd started chanting, I remembered all the tough times, but felt encouraged that things will get better. 


P.S. I hate the Nets. Always have, always will.

rgm891
rgm891

@carl hill @Biggie  Zen Master effect on Melo already happening before my eyes.  Passing out of double teams.  Shooting the ball but really passing the ball to the open man prigs for that open 3 was unbelievable to watch.

rgm891
rgm891

@OLDKNICK @rgm891  Lmao I have no idea man.  It was during the game.  Felton had the ball right next to Vogel on the sidelines.  Vogel legits starts barking at Felton and getting into his face pretty much and intimidating him.  As a result Felton runs to the other side of the court and turns the ball over.  

newyorker9
newyorker9

@rgm891 nice man. I bet your going too see a brawl between the Knicks and Nets.... fans lol

rgm891
rgm891

@newyorker9 @rgm891  I will be at the game in Brooklyn rooting for our boys.  I was going to sell my tickets but no chance that's happening now.

rgm891
rgm891

@akamarb @OLDKNICK  His man to man defense this season legit took me by shock. I was impressed by that I gotta say

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Biggie  True that.

Still, the fact that they turned it up now speaks volume about the team's commitment.