Melo Chokes in 4th Quarter As Pacers Rout Knicks to Take 3-1 Lead

Melo Chokes in 4th Quarter As Pacers Rout Knicks to Take 3-1 Lead

(AP) Pacers rout Knicks 93-82 to take 3-1 series lead
By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS
George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 93-82 victory over the New York Knicks and a 3-1 lead in the second-round series.

Indiana needs one more win to reach the conference finals for the first time since 2004. Game 5 will be Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.

NBA scoring champ Carmelo Anthony fouled out with 24 points. J.R. Smith had 19 on another dreadful night for the Knicks.

The game followed a familiar pattern. New York’s shooting was off, Indiana had a huge rebounding edge and the Knicks couldn’t challenge in the second half.

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