(9-1) - (3-7)
George averaged 19.5 points in last season's Eastern Conference semifinals to help the Pacers oust the Knicks in six games. The series ended with an even aggregate score at 537-all.
Lance Stephenson, who is probable despite a sprained right foot, scored a career-high 25 points with 10 rebounds in the Game 6 win against New York.
The Pacers' five starters in the series each led the team in scoring in at least one game, while Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in all six.
Anthony scored 25 points Tuesday in a 92-86 loss at Detroit. The Knicks (3-7) have lost three in a row for the second time this season.
They've shot 40.9 percent, including 42 for 130 from long range, during a 1-4 stretch that began with a 31-point home loss against San Antonio.
"We're going to get this together," forward Kenyon Martin said after making his first start of the season. "Teams go through slumps like that during a season, but we are doing it in November, so it gets magnified. We just have to figure out our problems on offense."
Point guard Raymond Felton sat out Tuesday with an injured left hip and lower back.
"We played like a team that was tired, but there was no reason for us to be tired," coach Mike Woodson said. "Some of that is because of Raymond, but you can't use that as an excuse."
Metta World Peace has missed consecutive games and is doubtful Wednesday against his former team after having his left knee drained on Monday.
Tyson Chandler remains out with a non-displaced fracture in his right fibula.
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