NBA Game Summary - Indiana at New York
(Sunday, March 13th)
Final Score: Indiana 106, New York 93
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Tyler Hansbrough scored a career-high 29 points with eight rebounds as the Indiana Pacers got back in the win column with a 106-93 victory over the New York Knicks.
Dahntay Jones had 18 points while Darren Collison notched 16 points and eight assists for the Pacers, who halted a six-game losing streak despite leading scorer Danny Granger's absence because of an illness. Roy Hibbert chipped in 12 points and eight boards in the win.
"They're a playoff team, so it's good to get that win against a quality opponent and hopefully we can come back on Tuesday and have the same energy," said Hansbrough.
The two teams will round out a home-and-home series in Indianapolis.
Amare Stoudemire provided 28 points and six boards as the Knicks fell for the second time in three days. Carmelo Anthony added 25 points in the loss and New York shot just 36.6 percent from the field.
"It was a little stagnant out there offensively," said Stoudemire. "We didn't quite get into a great rhythm and defensively we didn't play with the energy we needed. As a result, we lost."
Indiana started the second half scoring the first five points -- all from Jones -- to stay in front, 59-46. The Pacers kept separating themselves from the Knicks during the quarter, eventually growing a 20-point lead.
A 10-2 run got the Pacers there as Hansbrough netted five straight points and then Collison nailed two free throws for an 83-63 lead. New York, though, scored seven of the last eight points of the quarter to make it an 85-72 game heading into the fourth.
The Knicks continued their bid at a comeback, narrowing the deficit to 87-77 on Stoudemire's two free throws early in the fourth. But Indiana responded with a Jones jumper and Hansbrough's hook shot to keep a comfortable distance.
New York never trimmed the deficit under double digits the rest of the way out.
The Pacers grabbed a 29-21 lead after 12 minutes of play and extended the margin to 13 during the opening minutes of the second quarter. Josh McRoberts' two free throws put the Indiana up 36-23.
Indiana kept the lead and went into the break up 54-46.
The Knicks are 18-14 as host this season...New York won the rebounding battle, 44-33...The Pacers shot 57.1 percent from the field and also went 5-of-12 from beyond the three-point arc...Both teams had 15 turnovers.
03/14 01:09:08 ET