Knicks fight but fall short to Pacers
- Updated: February 25, 2016
Carmelo Anthony finished with 14 points and shot 5-20 from the field as the Knicks fell last night 105-108 in Indianapolis.
With 90 seconds to play, down by three, Anthony hit Myles Turner’s chin and the referee whistled technical. Paul George made both free throws and the Pacers were two possessions ahead. Melo had another chance to send the game in overtime but his three point attempt went way off as time expired.
The rest of the team was quite impressive. Kyle O’Quinn scored a season-high 19 points, shooting 7-10 and grabbed 6 rebounds in just about 16 minutes of playtime. Jose Calderon also had a bright night, contributing with 20 points while shooting 6-10 from the field.
“Guys really did step up, played well and responded well. On a night everybody stepped up, I had one of my worst nights. I don’t have any excuses.’’
– Carmelo Anthony
Kristaps Porzingis led the Knicks with 22 points. He had an opportunity in the final seconds of the game to nail a three pointer that would have put the Knicks up by one but his shot touched the rim.
The Knicks are now 24-35 and will return to the Garden on Friday night to play the Magic.