Lance Stephenson scored 28 points and notched 4 rebounds, while Paul George added 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a blowout victory over the New York Knicks, 117-89. The Pacers shot 43-86 (50.0%) from the field and turned it over on only five possessions. Indiana (31-7) is now on a three-game winning streak.
Stephenson went 10-17 (3-7 from three-point range) and 5-5 from the free throw line, in an efficient offensive performance. Luis Scola contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds for Indiana as well. Carmelo Anthony had another big game for New York despite the loss, putting up 28 points on 8-17 shooting (3-3 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-9 from the free throw line. He also tallied 7 rebounds. Tyson Chandler added 13 points and 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 55.8%, the Pacers connected at a rate of 43.5% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (5-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Knicks are 2-8 when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
This drops New York (15-24) to 0-2 versus Indiana on the season.
The Pacers square off with the Clippers (27-13) in their next game. The Knicks also match up against the Clippers next, with their game coming on Friday. The Pacers are 1-0 versus Los Angeles this season. The Knicks have a 0-1 record against Los Angeles this season.