(NEW YORK) — Paul George refused to let his team lose consecutive games.
The budding superstar poured in a game-high 35 points as the Indiana Pacers outlasted the New York Knicks 103-96 in overtime on Wednesday night.
The Knicks led 89-86 when George was fouled by Iman Shumpert while attempting a potential game-tying three-pointer. He made all three free throws to send the game into overtime. The Pacers dominated the extra period for their 10th win of the season.
“Heck of a win for our guys,” Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. “A grind-it-out kind of game. That’s sometimes when we’re at our best. The offense wasn’t really flowing but our defense really buckled down.”
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks (3-8) with 30 points and 18 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough as New York dropped its sixth-straight at home.
“I thought we had the game won,” Anthony said. “And in overtime, I don’t know, they just walked away with it.”
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