(NEW YORK) — Midway through the third quarter of a tight game, Carmelo Anthony took over.
Anthony scored 16 of his 32 points during a 30-2 scoring spurt to lead the New York Knicks past the Indiana Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
The win evened their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game each.
“I think for the most part from the start of the game and throughout the whole game, I think we played with a sense of urgency today,” Anthony said. “We played the way we’ve been playing as far as competing at the highest level.”
Iman Shumpert added 15 points for the Knicks, including a rim-rocking dunk in the first half that seemed to energize the team.
“The fourth quarter we just defensively, we picked up,” Knicks coach Mike Woodson said. “We kept getting stop after stop and then we would rebound the ball and get it up and our offense began to flow like old times. It was kind of nice to see.”
Indiana was led by Paul George’s 20 points, while David West chipped in 13 points and six rebounds.
Game 3 is Saturday night in Indianapolis.
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