NBA Game Summary - Indiana at New York
(Saturday, November 4th)
Final Score: Indiana 109, New York 95
New York, NY (Sports Network) - Indiana reserve Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and Al Harrington poured in 32 to help the Pacers rout the New York Knicks, 109-95.
Steve Francis scored 25, 12 from the free-throw line, to lead all New York scorers. Eddy Curry scored 22 and pulled down six rebounds for New York.
Stephon Marbury was booed by the New York crowd for a dreadful night in which he shot 1-for-9 from the field, only scoring four points while committing six turnovers.
The Knicks have lost two in a row.
Jermaine O'Neal added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Pacers, who outscored the Knicks 32-19 in the fourth.
Indiana opened the fourth quarter with nine straight points to take control of the game, 86-76.
Harrington scored eight points to lead the Pacers to a 22-14 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Pacers lead would swell to 14 at 37-23 with 7:09 left in the half, but the Knicks fought back into the game. Francis and Curry led a charge that cut the Indiana lead to five, at 45-40, to end the first half.
New York's Nate Robinson hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of the third quarter that cut the Pacers lead to one, 77-76.
Robinson's shot capped off a quarter in which Francis poured in 10 to help erase a Pacers lead that stood at 71-58 at the 4:32 mark. The Pacers were red- hot to start the second half, hitting their first 11 shots to pad their lead to 13.
The Knicks have lost five straight home openers...Francis' 25 were the most he has scored as a Knick...Indiana's Jamaal Tinsley registered 14 assists, as many as the Knicks had as a team.
11/04 22:39:58 ET