National Basketball Association
New York 102, Indiana 88
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, March 17, 2012
KNICKS 102, PACERS 88:
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
#74 Curtis Blair, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #23 Jason Phillips
Jeremy Lin scored eight of his 19 points in the final quarter to help visiting New York beat Indiana for the second straight night.
Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony added 16 points apiece as the Knicks improved to 3-0 since Mike Woodson replaced Mike D’Antoni as head coach.
Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Paul George scored 18 points for the Pacers.
The Knicks led by as many as 32 points while beating the Pacers in New York on Friday, but they found themselves nursing a three-point lead in the fourth quarter before taking control with a 14-2 spurt.
Lin scored eight points during the run and Tyson Chandler’s dunk gave the Knicks a 96-81 advantage with 3:54 remaining.
J.R. Smith added 11 points for the Knicks.
Darren Collison scored 15 points and Danny Granger added 11 for the Pacers.
The Knicks led by 14 in the third quarter before the Pacers got back in the game with a quarter-ending 18-7 run. Hibbert had eight points during the surge.
New York used an 11-0 run in the second quarter to turn a four-point deficit into a seven-point lead. The Knicks led 60-51 at halftime.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Lin has scored in double digits in 20 of the past 22 games. … Hibbert had just four points in Friday’s game before topping 20 points for the first time since Feb. 2.1 … Knicks guard Baron Davis missed the game with a hamstring injury. … The Pacers were just 4 of 19 from 3-point range.
Top Game Performances
Jeremy Lin 19
Roy Hibbert 24
Jeremy Lin 6
Paul George 4
Tyson Chandler 9
Roy Hibbert 12
Amar'e Stoudemire 8
||Free Throws Made
Roy Hibbert 8
Tyson Chandler 2
Paul George 2
Tyson Chandler 3
Paul George 2
Team Stats Summary
Indiana will play their next game at home against L.A. Clippers. The Pacers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
New York will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Knicks have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.