Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Pick & Prediction JANUARY 11th 2023

Stadium: Madison Square Garden New York
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The Indiana Pacers have responded favorably since sustaining a narrow loss to the New York Knicks last month.

Winners of eight of their last 10 games, the Pacers aim to exact a bit of revenge on Wednesday night when they visit the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Myles Turner collected 29 points, nine rebounds and four blocks to lift Indiana to a 116-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.

Winning close games is nothing new for the Pacers, who have recorded single-digit margins of victory on seven occasions over the last 10 games.

"Just trust, trust, trust, trust. I'm telling you, man, there's just no ego in this locker room. Not at all," Turner said, when asked why his team is winning close games lately.

Suffice it to say, there's a level of trust that Indiana coach Rick Carlisle has in Turner. Carlisle on Saturday compared the 26-year-old center to one of the franchise's all-time greats in six-time All-Star Jermaine O'Neal.

"There's some guys that step on the floor and bring a presence and energy and confidence to the game," Carlisle said. "I coached Jermaine O'Neal here for a stretch of four years, and Jermaine had that. It was something that kind of quietly was uplifting to his teammates.

"Myles is in his prime. He's playing the best he's ever played. He's a bona fide, certified leader in our locker room. He does it the right way. He does it with actions and not words, and yet when he talks people listen."

Turner is averaging career-high bests in points (17.0), shooting percentage (55.2) and rebounds (7.9).

Buddy Hield, who scored 21 points on Saturday, matched Aaron Nesmith with a team-high 23 in the Pacers' 109-106 setback to the Knicks on Dec. 18.

Jalen Brunson scored 30 points in that game and erupted for a career-high 44 on Monday. However, he was left lamenting a few of his mistakes during the fourth quarter of a 111-107 setback to the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

"We got to continue to grind to get better. We got to learn from this. I got to learn from this. I gotta treat possessions like they mean the world to me, I can't just have those mistakes," Brunson said after the Knicks allowed a 17-point lead go by the boards.

"Take on the challenge, play as hard as you can," Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said. "But we fell short in the end."

Immanuel Quickley started in place of the injured RJ Barrett (hand) and finished with 23 points. Quickley made 9 of 14 shots from the floor.

Julius Randle, who collected 25 points and 14 rebounds in the previous encounter versus Indiana, had 25 and 16, respectively, on Monday.

Good numbers to be certain, however he missed his first eight attempts from 3-point range and finished 1 for 12 from beyond the arc.

Randle was quite succinct when summing up his performance.

"It's a make-or-miss league," Randle said, per the New York Post.

--Field Level Media

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Indiana vs. New York Recap FEB 27TH 2021

Domantas Sabonis collected 22 points and 15 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers ended a season-high five-game road trip with a 121-106 victory over the New York Knicks on Friday night.

The Pacers finished the trip 3-2 and won for the 15th time in 19 games by leading for the final 28 minutes. Indiana shot 52.1 percent, improved to 16-2 when making at least half its shots and 24-4 against opponents with losing records.

Playing without starting center Myles Turner for a fourth straight game due to a sore right shoulder, the Pacers rebounded nicely from a 135-108 loss at Boston on Wednesday.

Sabonis started for Turner and shot 9-of-14 from the field. He recorded his team-leading 19th double-double as the Pacers outrebounded New York 47-37.

Victor Oladipo added 19 points as the Pacers beat the Knicks for the 13th time in the last 14 meetings. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed 15 points while Thaddeus Young chipped in 13, six boards and four steals.

Reserves Tyreke Evans and Doug McDermott finished with 12 apiece while starting point guard Darren Collison handed out 10 assists.

New York's Emmanuel Mudiay scored all of his 21 points in the second half as the Knicks returned home from a 1-5 road trip and lost for the 16th time in 18 games since Dec. 1. Reserve Damyean Dotson added 15 while rookie Kevin Knox finished with 14 as New York shot 44.3 percent and absorbed its seventh consecutive home loss.

The Knicks were without Enes Kanter, who sat out with flu-like symptoms two days after he tweeted a video of himself eating several cheeseburgers. They also lost Tim Hardaway Jr. with about seven minutes remaining due to hamstring cramping.

After the Knicks forged a 52-52 tie on a 3-pointer by Knox, Oladipo hit two 3-pointers as the Pacers scored the final 12 points to take a 64-52 lead by halftime. In the third quarter, the Pacers took their first 20-point lead at 80-59 on a 3-pointer by Bogdanovic with about 7 1/2 minutes left. They held a 96-82 lead into the fourth and maintained their double-digit lead the rest of the way.

--Field Level Media