NBA Game Recap - New York at Indiana
Sat Feb 1, 2020 7:00 PM EST

MIN
106
LAC
118
F
MIA
102
ORL
89
F
NY
92
IND
85
F
BKN
107
WAS
113
F
GS
131
CLE
112
F
ATL
100
DAL
123
F
PHI
95
BOS
116
F
CHA
90
SA
114
F
LAL
129
SAC
113
F
UTA
107
POR
124
F

New York 92, Indiana 85

Feb 1, 2020, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

New York (14-36)

24

26

22

20

92

Indiana (31-18)

11

28

32

14

85

Morris scores 28 points, leads Knicks over Pacers, 92-85
Sat Feb 1, 2020 11:00 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Marcus Morris provided the boost down the stretch that New York needed to finish.

Morris scored 12 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, including 10 of the Knicks' final 12, in a 92-85 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.

"We stayed together throughout the entire game," Morris said. "We defended really well and beat a good team. We stuck to the game plan. I think we all played well. It's just a good win for us. From start to finish we played really well."

Julius Randle had 16 points and a season-best 18 rebounds, and Taj Gibson added 10 points and seven rebounds to lead the Knicks (14-36). They snapped a two-game skid and won in the series after losing seven straight, including four losses on the road.

New York last won at Indiana 109-103 on Jan. 23, 2017.

Domantas Sabonis had 25 points and eight rebounds. Myles Turner had 12 points and six rebounds after missing the last two games with an illness, and Jeremy Lamb added nine points for the Pacers (31-18), who have lost two of three games.

After Sabonis made a free throw to tie the game at 80 with 6:11 remaining, New York scored eight straight to go ahead 88-80 after Morris' jumper with 1:54 to go.

The Pacers trailed for most of the game until Turner made a 3-pointer at the start of the fourth quarter to put Indiana ahead for the first time, 74-72. New York then scored three straight baskets to take the lead again.

"I thought we were flat the entire game," Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. "The first quarter we had some open looks that we didn't knock down. We just needed to challenge ourselves and get ourselves into the game defensively. It just seems like we were flat throughout this game. You're not going to beat teams scoring 11 points in the first."

The Knicks put together a 9-0 run in the first quarter and jumped out to a 23-11 lead by the end of the opening period. They went on a 9-2 run in the second to extend the early lead. Kevin Knox II made a layup at the end of a 7-0 run in the second quarter to put New York ahead 33-16 with 9:06 to play in the first half.

"I thought we did a good job starting out and setting the tone," Knicks interim coach Mike Miller said. "We did a good job on their shooters. Great effort. We had contributions from so many different people."

TIP-INS

Knicks: New York played without point guard Elfrid Payton, who was suspended one game by the NBA for shoving Jae Crowder of Memphis while he was attempting a shot Wednesday. ... New York outrebounded the Pacers 57-34. ... The Knicks finished 17 of 23 on free throws.

Pacers: Indiana was 0 for 8 on 3-pointers in the first half. ... Victor Oladipo scored seven points on 2-of-14 shooting in his second game back.

NEVER-ENDING INJURIES

The Pacers finally got everyone back in the lineup with no injuries keeping players out. The healthy streak didn't last long. T.J. Warren went down twice holding his head following a play. He left the game for good, going to the locker room with 5:12 remaining in the third quarter after apparently hitting his head on the floor. McMillan said Warren was being evaluated at a local hospital. Warren finished with five points.

UP NEXT

Knicks: At Cleveland on Monday.

Pacers: Host Dallas on Monday.

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Leaders

New York PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Morris Sr. 28 14 0 6 1 0
J. Randle 16 10 3 18 2 0
Indiana PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Sampson 0 5 0 1 0 0
D. Sabonis 25 -10 2 8 0 0

Team Comparison

NY IND
Points For 92 85
Field Goals 34/82-41% 32/76-42%
Three Pointers 7/26-27% 8/24-33%
Free Throws 17/23-74% 13/21-62%
Offensive Rebounds 14 4
Defensive Rebounds 43 30
Rebounds 64 42
Blocks 1 1
Steals 5 4
Turnovers 12 11
Points Scored Off Turnovers 14 12
Points in the Paint 34 34
Fast Break Points 8 5
Personal Fouls 20 20
Technical Fouls 1 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 7 IND 104 @ NY 103 T. McConnell 6 D. Smith Jr. 1
Sat Feb 1 NY 92 @ IND 85 K. Knox II 2 G. Bitadze 2

Game Information

Stadium: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 17,923
Game Time: 2:12