facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NBA: Indiana 81, New York 76

Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:20 PM   |   Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Paul George led Indiana with 24 points Thursday and the Pacers broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to defeat New York 81-76.

The Knicks had a two-point lead going into the final period, but they managed just two points over the first 7:20 of the quarter. Indiana built as much as a 12-point lead and held on to win its third in a row.

New York has dropped back-to-back games and will try to avoid what would be its first three-game losing streak of the season when it hosts Chicago on Friday.

George added 11 rebounds and five assists. The only other Indiana player in double figures was Ian Mahinmi, who scored 13 points.

The Knicks shot only 34 percent and converted just 4-of-20 from 3-point range. New York was led by J.R. Smith, who scored 25 points off the bench.

New York played without Carmelo Anthony, who served a one-game suspension for confronting Boston's Kevin Garnett after the Knicks lost to the Celtics on Monday.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out Adrian Peterson facing more child abuse allegations after details about 2013 incident come out
2
Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints Adrian Peterson reinstated, expected to lineup for Vikings on Sunday against Saints
3
UPI horse racing roundup UPI horse racing roundup
4
NFL hires domestic violence advisors
5
Cubs' Rizzo hits walk-off HR in return
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback