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New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudlay dunks against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudlay dunks against the Indiana Pacers during the fourth quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Newly-acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay recorded a double-double of 14 points and 10 assists in his Knicks debut in Sunday's 121-113 loss to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

"He really showed court sense, made some great passes," Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek said, according to the New York Post's Marc Berman.

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter takes a shot against Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner and guard Victor Oladipo during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter takes a shot against Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner and guard Victor Oladipo during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

Victor Oladipo had 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 121-113 on Sunday.

Bojan Bogdanovic made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and Thaddeus Young added 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who have won six of eight.

Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points, and Michael Beasley had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, whose losing streak reached six games.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson controls the ball against Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson controls the ball against Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young in the second quarter at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports)

Victor Oladipo scored 26 points, Domantas Sabonis had 17 coming off the bench and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-97 on Sunday night.

Myles Turner added 16, Cory Joseph chipped in 15 and Darren Collison added 14 for the Pacers.

Allen Crabbe shook off his recent struggles, scoring 17 points in the first half on 5-for-7 shooting, including four 3s. He didn't score in the second half.

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New York Knicks center Enes Kanter prepares to shoot the ball around Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks center Enes Kanter prepares to shoot the ball around Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner during the first quarter at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead seven Indiana players in double figures as the Pacers routed the short-handed New York Knicks 115-97 on Monday night.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo added 16 for the Pacers (13-11), who led by 26 at half and 95-65 after three quarters

The Knicks (11-12) were without leading scorers Kristaps Porzingis (25.8 ppg) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (17.8 ppg) for a second consecutive loss. Porzingis is dealing with a sprained right ankle and illness and Hardaway has a lower left leg injury.

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New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley walks past Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley walks past Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek against the Orlando Magic during the second half at Madison Square Garden. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Knicks will be short-handed again Monday night.

The question is whether the Indiana Pacers (12-11) be able to take advantage when they host the Knicks (11-11).

New York played without its two top scorers, Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr., in a 105-100 loss to the visiting Orlando Magic on Sunday.

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(Adam Hunger)

Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. and forward Kristaps Porzingis will not travel with the team for Monday's road game against the Indiana Pacers, the team announced.

Hardaway has been dealing with a stress injury to his lower left leg, and head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters Hardaway will undergo tests on his shin, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Hornacek added that Hardaway's current leg injury is unrelated to the plantar fasciitis he dealt with in November.

Porzingis also will not travel with the team after he sprained his right ankle in Wednesday's game against the Miami Heat.

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New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner jump for the opening tip in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis and Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner jump for the opening tip in the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 40 points and Frank Ntilikina hit a go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter as the Knicks rallied from 19 points down in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 108-101 on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.


Porzingis made 15 of 24 shots and recorded eight rebound and six blocks, as the Knicks won for the fifth time in their last six games.

Porzingis converted on a three-point play with 3:26 remaining to give New York a 97-96 lead, its first since the first quarter, but Indiana's Darren Collison responded with a 3-pointer. Porzingis answered with a 19-foot jumper with 2:14 remaining to tie the game, and on the Knicks' next possession, the rookie Ntilikina hit a go-ahead 3-pointer from the left wing to give New York a 102-99 lead.

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Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddle (8) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)
Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddle (8) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Victor Oladipo scored 22 points in his Indiana debut, Darren Collison added 21 points and 11 assists in his return to Indianapolis, and the Pacers held off the Brooklyn Nets 140-131 on Wednesday night in their season opener.

Eight players scored in double figures as the Pacers, in their first game since trading All-Star Paul George, produced their highest point total since a 144-point game against Denver on Nov. 9, 2010. Myles Turner had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young added 17 points and 11 rebounds.

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(Anthony Gruppuso)

Paul George scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague had 24 points and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 106-97 on Friday night.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is guarded by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is guarded by Indiana Pacers forward Paul George at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)

After blowing a 16-point fourth-quarter lead, Carmelo Anthony hit a go-ahead jumper with under 30 seconds to play as the New York Knicks hung on to beat the Indiana Pacers, 109-103, on Monday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

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New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek on the sideline reacting to a foul in the second half of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Trevor Ruszkowski)
New York Knicks head coach Jeff Hornacek on the sideline reacting to a foul in the second half of the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Trevor Ruszkowski)

The Knicks (19-26) head to Indiana to battle the Pacers (22-21) on Monday.

According to STATS:

  • The Pacers have dropped two in a row for the first time this month following Saturday's 109-100 loss at the Jazz. It was the first time Indiana lost a game in which it shot 50.0+ percent from the field and behind the arc since March 23, 2012 versus Phoenix.
  • The Knicks fell to 3-13 since Christmas after Saturday's 107-105 loss to the Suns. Each of New York's last three losses have come by three points or fewer for the first time since another three-game streak from March 5-14, 2003.
  • Indiana evened the season series up with New York at one game apiece with a 123-109 win just 12 days ago. The win extended the Pacers' home winning streak over the Knicks to nine games, their longest all-time in the head-to-head series.
  • Neither team had a player score 20+ points in the last meeting on January 7. Prior to that game, the last time the Knicks and Pacers met without a 20-point scorer was March 16, 2012.
  • Carmelo Anthony scored 30+ points in back-to-back games for the first time this season with 31 in the loss to Phoenix. New York is just 5-5 this season when Anthony goes for 30 or more points, with losses in each of the last four.
  • Jeff Teague led the Pacers with 19 points and seven assists in the loss to Utah. Teague has now dished off at least five assists in 23 straight games, the longest streak by a Pacer since Jamaal Tinsley's 23-game run from January 20 -- March 20, 2007.

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New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) drives around Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss (0) during the first quarter at Madison Square Garden. (Anthony Gruppuso)

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers will look to end a two-game losing streak when they play host to the New York Knicks on Monday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

The teams have met twice this season, with the home team winning both times.

The Pacers (22-21) have won seven of their last 10 games despite the recent straggles. They are returning home after a three-game Western road trip.

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Jan 6, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts to a play during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. New York won 116-111. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)
Jan 6, 2017; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts to a play during the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center. New York won 116-111. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports)

The Knicks head to Indiana to play the Pacers at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.

According to STATS...

  • The Knicks defeated the Pacers 118-111 at Madison Square Garden on December 20; Carmelo Anthony had 35 points and went 7-for-11 from behind the three-point arc in the victory. The loss snapped Indiana's overall seven-game win streak in this series, but the Pacers still own an active eight-game home win streak versus New York.
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Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson reacts in the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)

The Nets (8-25) will try to stop Paul George and the Indiana Pacers (18-18) from picking up their fourth straight win on Thursday in Indiana.

According to STATS:

  • Since the 2013-14 season, the Pacers are 9-4 against the Nets overall and are 5-1 against them at home during this time. The teams have split the two games they have already played this season with each team winning at home.
  • The Nets are just 1-16 on the road this season (won at Phoenix on November 12) and have lost 13 straight away from home. Brooklyn's 13-game road losing streak is its longest in a season since it lost 15 straight in 2009-10 from December 11 to February 9.
  • In Indiana's 121-116 win over Detroit on Tuesday, Paul George had a game-high 32 points and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. George has scored at least 30 points in three of his last four games and is averaging 29.3 points on 50.0 percent shooting from the field during this time.
  • In Brooklyn's 101-89 loss to the Jazz on Monday, Trevor Booker had 17 points and 15 rebounds, his second-career game with 15-plus points and 15-plus rebounds (March 7, 2012 vs. Lakers). Booker is averaging 10.5 points and 12.0 rebounds over his last four games after missing a game on December 23.
  • When these teams last played on November 25, Glenn Robinson III scored a career-high 20 points and shot 4-for-6 from three-point range (66.7%). Robinson III has started every game since December 12 but is averaging just 5.6 points during this time.
  • After scoring zero points against the Pacers on December 27, 2014, Brook Lopez has scored at least 20 points in six of the last seven games he has played against Indiana. Over these last seven games, Lopez is averaging 22.4 points and is shooting 57.1 percent from the field.

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Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) reacts after scoring a basket during the first quarter against Utah Jazz at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)
Brooklyn Nets forward Trevor Booker (35) reacts after scoring a basket during the first quarter against Utah Jazz at Barclays Center. (Nicole Sweet)

INDIANAPOLIS -- For the first time this season, the Indiana Pacers have won three straight games. They'll look to make it four straight as they host the Brooklyn Nets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night.

Paul George has been hot of late, scoring 32 or more points in three of his last four games. As he goes, the Pacers have gone this season. In the 18 Pacer wins, Paul George is averaging 24.4 points per game on 49% shooting. In the 18 Pacer losses, George is averaging 20.4 points per game on just 41 percent shooting. The Pacers are also 9-2 this season when George scores 25 or more points.

"The moment we start getting on a winning streak, I think it will carry over," George said. "Our defense is starting to travel. We've got a chance to make it four against Brooklyn back home."

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New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada)
New York Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn (9) against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter at Golden 1 Center. (Sergio Estrada)

The Knicks (14-13) welcome the Indiana Pacers (15-14) to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. 

According to STATS:

  • Indiana owns a seven-game winning streak against New York, which is the Pacers' longest winning streak against the Knicks all-time and their longest active against any single opponent.
  • The Pacers have won each of their last two games, including a win at home against Washington Monday, 107-105. However, Indiana has yet to win three straight games this season.
  • Thaddeus Young made the game-winning shot for the Pacers Monday with 0.9 seconds left in the game. It was his first career game-winning shot in the final second of a game.
  • New York lost the last three games of its five-game Western Conference road trip, including a 127-114 defeat in Denver Saturday. It is the longest losing streak of the year for the Knicks.
  • The Knicks have won eight of their last 10 home games since November 9. In that span, only the Cavaliers (9-1), Warriors (9-1) and Rockets (9-2) have better records at home.
  • Carmelo Anthony scored a team-high 29 points against the Nuggets Saturday on just 14 shot attempts. It was his most career points scored in a game with fewer than 15 field-goal attempts.

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New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) moves the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez)
New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (25) moves the ball up court against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. (Gary A. Vasquez)

NEW YORK -- Relying on a last-second shot to get a win on the first night of a back-to-back is not necessarily the preference for the Indiana Pacers.

It still beats the alternative and now the Pacers will try to complete the back-to-back sweep Tuesday night when they visit the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Indiana (15-14) is playing its 10th game in the last 15 days. The Pacers have won five of those games and four of their last six overall.

On Monday, Indiana needed Thaddeus Young's short jumper with 0.9 of a second remaining to get a 107-105 victory over the Washington Wizards. Young's dramatic game-winner occurred after the Pacers held an eight-point lead with 4:05 remaining.

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Nov 25, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis (11) shoots the ball while Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) and guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) defend in the first half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 25, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Monta Ellis (11) shoots the ball while Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) and guard Isaiah Whitehead (15) defend in the first half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Glenn Robinson III scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-97 on Friday night.

The Pacers opened the second half with a 20-5 run and led by as many 31 points.

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Nov 18, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
Nov 18, 2016; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) drives to the basket against Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) during the first quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. (Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

The Nets take on the Pacers on Friday night in Indianapolis at 8 p.m.

According to STATS...

  • The Nets defeated the Pacers 103-94 in Brooklyn on October 28. But Indiana has won four of its last five home games in this series.
  • Brooklyn has lost its last five games and allowed 100 or more points in eight consecutive games (2-6); the latter is the fourth-longest active streak in the league.
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Nov 5, 2016; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Zander Diamont (12) runs for a touchdown during the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Indiana Hoosiers quarterback Zander Diamont (12) runs for a touchdown during the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Points Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Devine Redding gave Indiana the lead with a 34-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter and caught Richard Lagow's third touchdown pass of the game in the fourth as the error-prone Hoosiers rallied for a 33-27 win over Rutgers Saturday.

Lagow was 28 of 40 for 394 yards. He hit Ricky Jones for a 36-yard score and started the second-half rally for Indiana (5-4, 3-3 Big Ten) with a 40-yard TD toss to Camion Patrick.

Zander Diamont added a 59-yard touchdown run for Indiana, which turned it over four times, missed three field goals and two extra points.

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Oct 28, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) battles for a rebound with Brooklyn Nets guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and forward Justin Hamilton (41) during first half at Barclays Center. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 28, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) battles for a rebound with Brooklyn Nets guard Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and forward Justin Hamilton (41) during first half at Barclays Center. Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Jeremy Lin had 21 points and just missed a triple-double in his Nets home debut, Brook Lopez scored 25 and Brooklyn got its first victory by beating the Indiana Pacers 103-94 on Friday night.Lin finished with nine rebounds and nine assists, drawing some delirious cheers the way he briefly did during his run of Linsanity last time he played in New York, with the Knicks in 2012.

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Clifton Moore , the 6-foot-10 Class of 2017 small forward from Hatboro-Horsham (Pa.), committed to Indiana after his official visit this weekend.

Moore, whose stock exploded this summer at the Elevate Hoops events in Philadelphia and Ardsley, N.Y., also considered Ole Miss, Lafayette, Temple, St. Joe's and Northwestern.


 (Steven Branscombe)
(Steven Branscombe)

Indiana junior forward Troy Williams will remain in the NBA Draft and sign with agent Stephen Pina of ASM Sports, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-7 Williams averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds last season at Indiana. He is currently projected as the No. 48 pick in 2017 by DraftExpress.com.

Pina and ASM have also signed former Seton Hall guard Isaiah Whitehead and former Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson. All three players spent time together at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago.

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Apr 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) takes a shot against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Apr 10, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) takes a shot against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (13) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

 

Myles Turner had 28 points and 10 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 129-105 Sunday to clinch a playoff berth.

Solomon Hill had 13 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana while George Hill had 18 points, Ian Mahinmi had 16 and Paul George had 15. The Pacers jumped ahead 17-5 in the first quarter and led by as many as 42 points.

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(Bill Streicher)

Indiana freshman big man Thomas Bryant will return to campus for his sophomore season and won't enter the NBA Draft, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

The 6-foot-10 Bryant is currently projected as the No 8 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.

"Late first-round at best right now," one NBA executive told SNY.tv of Bryant. "Young, not physically ready."

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Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner and New York Knicks center Robin Lopez lock hands after battling for a rebound during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner and New York Knicks center Robin Lopez lock hands after battling for a rebound during first half at Madison Square Garden. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

Paul George returned from an injured ankle to make the tiebreaking jumper with 23.6 seconds left, and the Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks 92-87 on Sunday night to tie for seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

The Pacers blew an 18-point lead in the second half against a Knicks team missing its two best scorers, but recovered to join Detroit at 41-36 and stay two games ahead of ninth-place Chicago.

George finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, returning to the game midway through the fourth quarter after the Pacers had said he was questionable to play further because of a sore left ankle.

Sasha Vujacic scored 21 points for the Knicks, who rested Carmelo Anthony and had fellow starters Kristaps Porzingis and Jose Calderon already out with injuries. Arron Afflalo added 15 points. >> Read more

Tags: Aaron Afflalo, Carmelo Anthony, Indiana Pacers, Jose Calderon, Kristaps Porzingis, Sasha Vujacic

Kurt Rambis (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Kurt Rambis (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention after the Indiana Pacers beat the Houston Rockets on Sunday.

New York has lost 22 of its last 32 games since Jan. 22. The Knicks split the first 44 games of the season.

Indiana, which is currently the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference, used 25 points from Paul George to beat the Rockets, 104-101, on Sunday.

 

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Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez drives against Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez drives against Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson during the fourth quarter at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The Brooklyn Nets host the Indiana Pacers at Barclays Center on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.

According to STATS:

  • Indiana has won seven of its last nine games against Brooklyn, including both meetings so far in 2015-16.
  • Entering this weekend, the Pacers were second in the NBA in most points off of turnovers, averaging 19.0 per game. That is a major improvement over last season, when they finished 26th in the league (14.2) in this category.
  • The Nets outscored the Cavaliers 24-12 in their nine-point victory over Cleveland on Thursday. The 12 points are the fewest Brooklyn has given up in any fourth quarter this season; the Nets held the Cavaliers to just 19.0 (4/21) percent shooting in that quarter.
  • Myles Turner had 24 points and a career-high 16 rebounds in Thursday's win over New Orleans. The 16 boards were the most in a game by a Pacers' rookie since Chuck Person pulled down 18 against the Knicks, March 27, 1987.
  • Brook Lopez is averaging 22.2 points per game in March. The last Nets' player to post a higher scoring average in March was Vince Carter (23.8) in March 2009.
  • Since Sean Kilpatrick was signed to his second 10-day contract on March 9, he has averaged 15.7 points per game on 56.5 percent shooting, including 44.8 percent from behind the arc (although he was 0-for-6 from 3-point range on Thursday).
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PHILADELPHIA -- Indiana freshman big man Thomas Bryant is undecided on testing the NBA waters after this season, he told Jeff Rabjohns of Rivals.com.

The 6-foot-10 Bryant is currently projected as the No 8 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by DraftExpress.com.

"Late first-round at best right now," one NBA executive told SNY.tv of Bryant. "Young, not physically ready."

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NEW YORK -- Not even Long Island Lutheran coach John Buck could believe what he just witnessed.

"Wow," Buck said after learning his Crusaders shot 72 percent in their 96-60 destruction of Cardozo on Saturday. "Wow. The shots were going down."

Paced by Indiana commit Devonte Green's 25-point effort, LuHi suffocated the Judges defensively and buried the Bayside program with precision passing and effortless transition buckets. Green (18) and unheralded senior wing Charles Manning (15) combined for 33 points and seven threes in the first half alone, with the Crusaders' 52-24 halftime lead appearing insurmountable.

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NEW YORK - The scoreboard said Lutheran versus Sacred Heart, but this game often felt like Devonte Green against Mustapha Heron.

Green, the newly-minted Indiana commit, scored 39 points and led Lutheran to a 73-72 victory over Sacred Heart despite Heron's heroic 41-point, 13-rebound performance.

The Auburn signee's 41 points were just three shy of Sean Kilpatrick's all-time high in the Big Apple Invitational, which is in its 13th year.

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Devonte Green was one of the few remaining Class of 2016 guards still on the board.

Until Saturday, that is.

The 6-foot-2, 182-pound point guard out of Long Island Lutheran committed to Indiana after visiting the campus on Monday and Tuesday, becoming their fourth pledge in the senior class.

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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack drives the ball during the third quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack drives the ball during the third quarter against the Phoenix Suns at Barclays Center. (Anthony Gruppuso/USATSI)

The Nets travel to face the Pacers for a 7 p.m. road game on Friday.

According to STATS:

  • The Pacers have lost their last two games against the Nets after having taken the previous five meetings in this series.
  • Brooklyn is averaging 16.7 points per game off turnovers in 2015-16, but had just nine in Wednesday's loss to Miami. That snapped the Nets' streak of 16 consecutive games with 10+ points off opponent turnovers.
  • Indiana is coming off a 107-81 home victory over Dallas on Wednesday. The Pacers trailed by two at the half, but outscored the Mavericks 62-34 after halftime.
  • Jarrett Jack had 22 points and 10 assists in Wednesday's loss to the Heat. It was his fifth double-double this season (equaling his total from the entire 2014-15 season), but Brooklyn is winless (0-5) in those contests.
  • Paul George has scored 20 or more points in his each of his last five games against the Nets; that is tied for his longest active streak of 20+ point games versus any opponent (also vs Clippers).
  • C.J. Miles came off the bench to pour in a game-high 20 points in Wednesday's win over Dallas. It was his sixth 20+ point game of the season, but his first as a bench player. The Pacers are 4-2 in 2015-16 when Miles has 20+ points.
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Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) reacts after making a shot at the end of the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nets 107-99 in overtime. (Cary Edmondson)
Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) reacts after making a shot at the end of the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nets 107-99 in overtime. (Cary Edmondson)

(AP) -- The Indiana Pacers are doing a good job of using different lineups to create points off turnovers and that factor could be a recipe for success against the lowly Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets struggle to limit opponents in that department and have been awful on the road ahead of Friday night's matchup against a Pacers team that is 7-0 at home against Eastern Conference foes.

Indiana (15-9) has shown its versatility by occasionally employing a starting lineup with two big men with a presence in the post, as it did in Wednesday's 107-81 rout of Dallas in which Lavoy Allen and Ian Mahinmi started. Allen replaced C.J. Miles, who came off the bench.

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Rawle Alkins went off on Sunday at the Bluegrass Showcase in Lexington, Ky.

The 6-foot-5 Brooklyn native poured in 51 points as Word of God Academy (N.C.) beat Victory Prep (Texas), 121-101, in front of Indiana head coach Tom Crean and assistant Chuck Martin as well as Louisville assistant Mike Balado. Alkins drained six of his seven 3-pointers in the second half, when he scored 33 points.

Jarred Vanderbilt, a Class of 2017 big man, had 33 points, 23 rebounds and 6 assists in the loss.

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Devonte Green is one of those attractive Class of 2016 players who has yet to pick a school.

The uncommitted 6-foot-2, 175-pound point guard out of Long Island Lutheran remains on the board and is drawing increasing interest from several schools. Indiana head coach Tom Crean and Iona head coach Tim Cluess and associate head coach Jared Grasso watched Green go off for 31 points with seven 3-pointers Thursday night in a 97-58 blowout win of Chaminade.

"Devonte has had a great start to the season," LuHi coach John Buck said. "Coach [Bruce] Weber from Kansas State and Coach Crean from Indiana have been out to see us play. If he continues to work hard and lead our team, I'm confident he will be one of the most sought after guards that has yet to commit."

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 (Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)
(Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)

The Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 List was released on Tuesday afternoon with Kentucky (Skal Labissiere, Jamal Murray, Tyler Ulis) and Indiana (James Blackmon, Yogi Ferrell, Troy Williams) each getting three players on.

The Wooden Award is presented annually to the nation's top player. The initial list of 50, which is below, will be cut to 25 in mid-January and 15 in late-February. The winner will be announced at the Final Four. Recent recipients include Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky.

  • Grayson Allen (Duke)
  • Zach Auguste (Notre Dame)
  • Ron Baker (Wichita State)
  • DeAndre Bembry (St. Joseph's)
  • James Blackmon (Indiana)
  • Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia)
  • Jaylen Brown (California)
  • Jalen Brunson (Villanova)
  • Kyle Collinsworth (BYU)
  • Kellen Dunham (Butler)
  • Kris Dunn (Providence)
  • Perry Ellis (Kansas)
  • Yogi Ferrell (Indiana)
  • Rico Gathers (Baylor)
  • Anthony Gill (Virginia)
  • Daniel Hamilton (Connecticut)
  • A.J. Hammons (Purdue)
  • Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin)
  • Buddy Hield (Oklahoma)
  • Danuel House (Texas A&M)
  • Brandon Ingram (Duke)
  • Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame)
  • Brice Johnson (North Carolina)
  • Damian Jones (Vanderbilt)
  • Bronson Koenig (Wisconsin)
  • Skal Labissiere (Kentucky)
  • Jake Layman (Maryland)
  • Caris LeVert (Michigan)
  • Nic Moore (SMU)
  • Monte Morris (Iowa State)
  • Jamal Murray (Kentucky)
  • Malik Newman (Mississippi State)
  • Georges Niang (Iowa State)
  • Marcus Paige (North Carolina)
  • Gary Payton II (Oregon State)
  • Jakob Poeltl (Utah)
  • Taurean Prince (Baylor)
  • Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Florida State)
  • Domantas Sabonis (Gonzaga)
  • Ben Simmons (LSU)
  • D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown)
  • Kaleb Tarczewski (Arizona)
  • Isaiah Taylor (Texas)
  • Melo Trimble (Maryland)
  • Tyler Ulis (Kentucky)
  • Denzel Valentine (Michigan State)
  • Fred VanVleet (Wichita State)
  • Tyrone Wallace (California)
  • Troy Williams (Indiana)
  • Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga)

 

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De'Ron Davis is headed to Indiana.

The 6-foot-10 Davis, who is ranked the No. 10 power forward in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, also considered Mississippi State.

"Coach Tom Crean is an absolute powerhouse coach," Danny Fisher, Davis' coach at Overland Park (CO, told SNY.tv over the weekend. "They've built a great relationship. Coach Crean's ability to develop players and the history of Indiana basketball, the Field house and their academic program for De'Ron is really, really impressive as well."

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Curtis Jones, a 6-foot-3 combo guard from Huntington (W.V.) Prep, is off the board to Indiana.

Ranked the No. 10 combo guard in the Class of 2016 by 247Sports.com, Jones also considered Cal, Georgetown and Oklahoma State.

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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Thomas Bryant?saga is over.

The 6-foot-10 McDonald's All-American from Huntington (W.V.) Prep committed to Indiana on ESPN, choosing the Hoosiers over Syracuse, Kentucky and Missouri.

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Indiana on Tuesday landed a pledge from 6-foot-8 forward?Ogugua Anunoby, who also considered Georgia, Iowa and Ole Miss.

Anunoby, out of Jefferson City (Mo.) High School, joins Juwan Morgan in Tom Crean's 2015 class.

He is ranked No. 194 in the 247, but Team Thad coach Norton Hurd said his upside is "extremely high."

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By JACK LeGWIN

As expected, Indiana has picked up a pledge from Juwan Morgan, the No. 63-ranked player in the 2015 class by 247 Sports.

Morgan chose Indiana over Vanderbilt after visiting Indiana this past weekend.

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Emmitt Holt, a 2015 power forward from Vermont Academy, will take an official visit to Indiana Aug. 19 and may reclass to 2014, Vermont Academy coach Alex Popp told SNY.tv.

"[Coach Tom] Crean wants the 2015 PF as 2015," Popp told SNY.tv.

Holt is already going into his fifth year so it's possible he could reclass.

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Rawle Alkins's phone is ringing off the hook now that college coaches can call rising juniors, and Christ the King coach Joe Arbitello isn't surprised.

"He's still growing as a player and gets better every year," Arbitello told SNY.tv. "He's just starting to understand how much talent is in his body."

Ranked No. 45 in the Class of 2016 by ESPN.com, Alkins was named MVP of the recent Frankie Williams Charity Classic and also helped lead Christ the King to its second straight New York City Catholic title and second straight New York State Federation Class AA championship.

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The Nets (20-25) lost to the Pacers (36-10) tonight by a score of 97-96.

The Least You Should Know

[sny-box]

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Tonight, the Nets begin a gauntlet of a three-game road trip against a trio of NBA title contenders, beginning with a trip to Indiana to play the Pacers. After beating the NBA's worst team last night, now they face arguably the league's best team, a Pacers team that's already beaten them twice this season.

Last night against the Bucks, head coach Jason Kidd started a small lineup that included??two point guards in Shaun Livingston and Deron Williams, and?Joe Johnson and Paul Pierce at the two forward spots. While that adjustment was effective against the hapless Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, it probably won't fly against this taller, more athletic Pacers squad that could be a matchup nightmare for Brooklyn tonight.

The Nets will be without Andray Blatche and Andrei Kirilenko for the duration of this road trip, hurting their depth that already took a big hit when Brook Lopez went down for the season. The last time these teams squared off, this past Monday at the Barclays Center, the Pacers had no trouble blowing out the Nets in dominant fashion.

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The Nets (9-18) lost to the Indiana Pacers (23-5) tonight by a score of 103-86.

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[sny-box] The Nets were able to keep this game close in the first half ? trailing by only six at the break ? despite shooting only 35 percent from the field. But the Pacers took control in the third quarter, outscoring Brooklyn 30-19, en route to an easy victory.

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Tonight at the Barclays Center, the Nets look to move forward from the devastating news about Brook Lopez?in a doozy of a matchup with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers enter tonight with a 22-5 record, the best record in the Eastern Conference, a half-game shy of the best overall record in the NBA.

The Nets were 2-7 in the nine games Lopez missed with ankle woes, and now it appears they'll be without him for the rest of the 2013-14 season with his broken foot. That means guys like Mirza Teletovic, Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee will have to step up, and the first test will be tonight against Pacers big man Roy Hibbert.

I'd expect Jason Kidd to use Kevin Garnett primarily at center now, with Teletovic potentially getting regular playing time as the starting power forward. That would enable Andray Blatche and Mason Plumlee to continue coming off the bench in their regular roles, albeit likely with more playing time overall.

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John Calipari says he offered to play Indiana twice -- and Hoosiers coach Tom Crean said no.

?We offered to play Indiana twice in Indiana, and they said no,? Calipari said, adding that one of the offers was to play twice in Lucas Oil Stadium. ?I said we offered to play them two years in Indiana, and they said no. We played Baylor, where did we play them? Neutral court. So, we move on. Our schedule?s one of the best in the country. And we?ve got other stuff coming up.?

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