The New York Knicks defeated the Indiana Pacers 92-86 on Wednesday night behind 34 points and five assists from Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks (28-40) have now won an Eastern Conference-best seven games in a row while the Pacers (50-18) saw their four-game winning streak come to an end with the loss.
Amar'e Stoudemire added 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting while Raymond Felton was steady to the tune of 11 points and a game-high six assists.
As a team, the Knicks shot just 39 percent from the field while the Pacers knocked down 43 percent of their attempts. However, Indiana missed a whopping 18-of-23 three-pointers and eight free-throws while losing the battle on the boards by five.
Lance Stephenson led the way for the Pacers to the tune of 21 points and nine rebounds while Roy Hibbert chipped in 20 points (8-of-10 shooting) and three rebounds.
The big story for Indiana, though, was the production (or lack thereof) of Paul George, who was noticeably shaky on the offensive end all night long. In 36 minutes, George shot 4-of-17 from the field (2-of-9 from three) and scored just 17 points while pulling down eight rebounds and dishing out three assists.
The Knicks will look to extend their winning streak when they square off against the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday while the Pacers are set to host the Chicago Bulls after a day off on Thursday.
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