New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers Live: The Indiana Pacers continue to dominate the defensive end of the field that placed them at the Eastern Conference summit. They seek to continue their greedy ways and win a seventh consecutive victory after the visit of the New York Knicks on Sunday night.
Opponents averaged only 96 points against Indiana in the six-game series, and the Philadelphia 76ers outscored 64-42 in the second half, losing to the Pacers 113-101 on Friday. “We continue to fight and stay with each other,” striker Thaddeus Young told reporters after an effort of 26 points and 10 rebounds. “I think the unit in this wardrobe is different from any other.” The Knicks will complete a three-game road trip and take part with a small boost after their 126-124 victory in overtime at Charlotte on Friday. New York eliminated a deficit of 21 points to drop a slide of five games despite having only eight active players.
TV: 5 pm ET, MSG (New York), FS Indiana
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers: News
THE KNICKS (9-21):
New York wore 10 players in Charlotte, then lost to center, Mitchell Robinson and goalkeeper Frank Ntilikina, ankle injuries in the first and third quarter, respectively. Emmanuel Mudiay took charge of 34 points, a most of his career and eight assists. The little-used forward Luke Kornet scored 13 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two interceptions from the bench. “When his number called, he’s ready and he has not been called much this year, but he’s ready and mentally ready,” coach David Fizdale told reporters about Kornet, remembered for La Liga G in November. “When I kicked him out, he took care of the business.”
THE PACERS (19-10):
Star guard Victor Oladipo removes some traces of rust after 11 absences. Score 13 points on average and 10 points on 27 in two parts since his return. He and teammate Darren Collison had 19 assists against just three turnovers in Philadelphia, while guard Cory Joseph scored 14 points and collected 4 assists in 25 minutes. Domantas Sabonis recorded his second consecutive double-double and ranked 12th with 14 points and a career record with 16 boards.
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers: Betting
- G Allonzo Trier (hamstring), G Trey Burke (knee) and G Damyean Dotson (shoulder) were all inactive for New York on Friday.
- Knicks SF Kevin Knox has an average of 21.7 points in his last three games, while he scored 10 of 20 points to 3.
- Sabonis had 30 points to help the Pacers win in New York on the first date, despite the Knicks SG record with 37 points Tim Hardaway Jr.
New York Knicks vs Indiana Pacers: Predictions
Pacers 109, Knicks 99.