Knicks Bounce Back At The Garden With Win Over Pacers
The New York Knicks shook off their first loss of the season with a bounce back 88-76 win over the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday afternoon.
Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks (6-1) with 26 points and nine rebounds, J.R. Smith added 13 points and seven boards and Raymond Felton had assists and 11 points.
New York continued to have success with turnovers, forcing 19 while committing eight, and out worked the Pacers on the glass, winning the rebound battle 48-37.
New York shot just 36% for the game – including 28% (7-25) from 3-point range – but improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 at home.
Jason Kidd received seven stitches in the locker room during the first quarter after being cut on the top of the head on a pump fake. He returned in the second quarter, finishing with three points, two assists and a steal.
Paul George’s 20 points led Indiana, who fell to 4-7.
The Knicks visit New Orleans (3-5) on Tuesday night at 8:00.