Paul George finished with 35 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a victory over the New York Knicks, 103-96. Indiana (10-1) has now won 9 of their last 10 games.
George went 12-26 from the field (2-7 on 3-pointers) and 9-12 from the free throw line. He tallied 5 rebounds and 4 assists as well. Other key performers for Indiana were George Hill with 23 points and 8 rebounds, and David West with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony had another quality performance for New York despite the loss, putting up 30 points on 10-28 shooting. He also added 18 rebounds. J.R. Smith contributed 21 points and 5 rebounds, Beno Udrih finished with 19 points and 8 rebounds, and Andrea Bargnani put up 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Knicks posted an eFG% of just 41.0%, including 26.7% from 3-point range. This year, they are winless (0-2) when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Pacers are undefeated (3-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
New York (3-8) has now lost 4 consecutive games.
Coming up next, the Pacers square off with the Boston Celtics, who are 4-9 on the year. The Knicks go up against the Washington Wizards, currently 4-7 this season.