Indiana Pacers win Game 4, take commanding 3-1 lead over Knicks
George Hill put up a game-high 26 points and Paul George chipped-in 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Indiana Pacers over the New York Knicks by the score of 93-82 in Game 4 Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their NBA playoffs series.
The Pacers need just one more victory to advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals, which would be the first time the franchise has reached that point since 2004.
This series has followed a consistent pattern, and Game 4 was no different. The Knicks were off shooting the ball, the Pacers outrebounded New York by a wide margin and NY could not compete during the second half.
The Knicks did not hang around for very long either. The Pacers ended the opening quarter going on a 9-2 run to break a tie of 14-14. New York couldn’t get any closer than five points for the rest of the game.
The Pacers’ home record during the postseason improved to 5-0, winning each of those games by double-digits. Indiana and the Memphis Grizzlies are the only two teams that are yet to lose at home during these NBA playoffs.
For New York, these type of shooting nights are becoming all too familiar, as they lost their fifth out of the last seven contests.
The Knicks shot only 35.6 percent, as a team, from the field, including shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc. They were also outrebounded 54-36 in Game 4.
The Indiana Pacers will look to close out the series as both teams travel back to New York for Game 5, which will be played on Thursday night.