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May 17, 2024 11:25 pm

Pacers cruise past Knicks, send series to Game 7

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Pascal Siakam recorded 25 points, seven rebounds and five assists and the Indiana Pacers forced a Game 7 with a stellar 116-103 victory over the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference second-round series on Friday in Indianapolis.

Myles Turner added 17 points and eight rebounds for the sixth-seeded Pacers. Tyrese Haliburton had 15 points and nine assists, Andrew Nembhard added 15 points, six rebounds and six assists and T.J. McConnell also put up 15 for Indiana.

Jalen Brunson scored 26 of his 31 points in the second half for the second-seeded Knicks. Miles McBride scored 20 points, Donte DiVincenzo added 17 and Precious Achiuwa had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Game 7 is Sunday afternoon at New York. The home team has won all six games of the series.

The Pacers led by as many as 23 points in Game 6 after the series featured consecutive blowouts. Indiana won 121-89 in Game 4 before New York rolled to a 121-91 victory in Game 5.

New York’s Josh Hart had five points and eight rebounds in 31 minutes on Friday while laboring through a left abdominal injury. He exited with 9:53 left in the game, and the Knicks ruled him out a short time later.

Obi Toppin added 11 points for Indiana, which shot 53.8 percent from the field, including 9 of 26 (34.6 percent) from 3-point range. The Pacers held a 47-35 rebounding edge.

The Knicks made 43.9 percent of their field-goal attempts and were 13 of 34 (38.2 percent) from behind the arc.

The Pacers used a 10-2 run early in the second half to begin to pull away. Turner capped it with a dunk to give the hosts a 71-58 advantage with 8:56 left in the period.

Indiana tacked on a 9-1 run later in the quarter with McConnell’s three-point play making it 84-66 with 2:39 left.

Brunson’s 3-pointer with 14.3 seconds to go gave him 14 points in the stanza and also pulled New York within 88-75 entering the fourth quarter.

The Pacers opened the final period with a 14-4 run. Nembhard’s 3-pointer pushed the lead to 99-79 with 8:24 remaining, and Ben Sheppard hit a trey 32 seconds later to increase the margin to 23. Indiana cruised the rest of the way.

Siakam scored 15 first-half points as the Pacers led 61-51 at the break. DiVincenzo and McBride scored 15 apiece in the half for New York.

Brunson missed his final 11 first-half shots and had five points on 2-of-13 shooting in the half.

–Field Level Media

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