The Indiana Pacers picked up their third win in a row by defeating the New York Knicks at home 76-81 on Jan. 10, 2013. New York were without their star of the season so far in Carmelo Anthony as he is out serving his recent suspension.
Had the Knicks been able to take the victory they could have topped the Eastern Conference as leaders Miami were knocked off by Portland later in the night. However, the loss of Anthony was felt throughout the evening and the Pacers surged to their third straight victory and are now 12-3 in their last 15 games.
The Pacers gained another step closer to the top of the conference with their victory as they are now at 22-14 overall with only the Knicks (23-12) and the Heat (23-11) above them, having beaten them both in their past two games.
Paul George stole the show for the Pacers leading in all major categories with 24 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and five assist. George continued his strong start to the season and if the Pacers continue to play like this they will have a chance to reach the top of the East in the coming weeks.
The Pacers will next travel to Charlotte to take on the nearly bottom ranked Bobcats in a should win match up while the Knicks host the Chicago Bulls lost their last game to the Milwaukee Bucks 96-104 but are 6-4 in the last ten outings.
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