Knicks snap a 3 game losing streak, return to MSG to steal Pacers’ win
- Updated: December 21, 2016
The Knicks returned to Madison Square after a 2-3 west coast trip with a complete lineup, to face the Indiana Pacers.
Early in the first quarter, the Knicks took a 8-16 lead, as Joakim Noah grabbed his 4th rebound and scored his first points, but quickly fell apart and at the end of the first, they were already down by four.
Brandon Jennings got his game going in the second, when he scored all of his 5 points and pushed the Knicks closer, but as halftime approached, the game was flowing in the Pacers’ direction.
The Knicks were down by 15 in the third quarter when Carmelo Anthony ignited a comeback that propelled New York to a 111-118 win.
Anthony exploded with a season-high 35 points, shooting 7-11 from the three to help the Orange and Blue win their first game after trailing before the 4th quarter. They have lost the previous 12 games facing the same situation.
Derrick Rose, who missed a couple, scored 24 and dished 6 assists, shooting 8-18 from the field. Kristaps Porzingis dropped 21 and grabbed 8 rebounds while Joakim Noah ended with a double double, scoring 11 and getting 11 boards.