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Indiana 122, New York 102
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials: #67 Brandon Adair, #62 JB DeRosa, #8 Marc Davis
Attendance: 13167

Domantas Sabonis recorded his fifth straight double-double Wednesday night, accounting for 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the host Indiana Pacers to a 122-102 win over the New York Knicks in Indianapolis.

Chris Duarte scored a game-high 23 points while going 9-for-11 from the field for the Pacers, who have won two straight following a four-game losing streak. Sabonis, who has 20 double-doubles this season, was 7-for-8 from the field.

The Pacers' three other starters all scored in double figures, with Myles Turner finishing with 22 points, Malcolm Brogdon 16 and Caris LeVert 15.

RJ Barrett scored 19 points for the Knicks, who have lost four of five and haven't won consecutive games while going 7-12 since a 5-1 start. Julius Randle had 18 points and Alec Burks scored 15. Obi Toppin (13 points) and Immanuel Quickley (11) scored in double digits off the bench.

The Knicks scored the first four points of the game before Brogdon scored six points in a 12-0 run that gave the Pacers the lead for good. New York pulled within one at 17-16 following an 8-0 run but Indiana ended the quarter with a 36-29 lead.

The Pacers opened the second with a dunk by Turner and a layup by LeVert to take their first double-digit lead. The Knicks responded with an 8-2 run, but Indiana called timeout before scoring the next eight points to go ahead 50-37 and twice led by 17 before ending the half with a 70-57 lead.

The Pacers opened the third quarter with another surge, this one a 10-0 run, to take a 23-point lead fewer than three minutes into the half. The Knicks scored the next nine points but got no closer the rest of the way. New York twice got within 15 points in the fourth quarter but Turner scored five points in a 12-0 run that gave Indiana its biggest lead at 120-93.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
New York   Indiana
RJ Barrett 19 Scoring Chris Duarte 23
Derrick Rose 7 Assists Chris Duarte 6
Julius Randle 8 Rebounds Domantas Sabonis 11
RJ Barrett 6 Free Throws Made Malcolm Brogdon 5
Immanuel Quickley 2 Steals Malcolm Brogdon 3
Mitchell Robinson 2 Blocks Myles Turner 2
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 102 41.9 9-30 21-23 17 36 8 6 13
Indiana 122 53.5 10-27 20-25 27 42 4 8 11
Upcoming Games
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Pacers have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .412 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Knicks have a W/L % of .308 after a win and .667 after a loss.