INDIANAPOLIS — Thaddeus Young scored 20 points to lead seven Indiana players in double figures as the Pacers routed the short-handed New York Knicks 115-97 on Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Victor Oladipo added 16 for the Pacers (13-11), who led by 26 at half and 95-65 after three quarters
The Knicks (11-12) were without leading scorers Kristaps Porzingis (25.8 ppg) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (17.8 ppg) for a second consecutive loss. Porzingis is dealing with a sprained right ankle and illness and Hardaway has a lower left leg injury.
Michael Beasley led the Knicks with 13 points.
Knicks: Dropped to 8-27 lifetime at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. ... F Courtney Lee was a prep star at Indianapolis Pike High School and got his first job in a coffee shop. ... Knicks great Bernard King was born on this date in 1956.
Pacers: Started a stretch of six consecutive home games through Dec. 15. They’re 7-4 at home. ... Hit 11-of-26 three-point shots. Entered second in the NBA in three-point percentage (.397). ... Are 6-0 when scoring 120 points and 0-4 when scoring less than 100.
Pacers center Myles Turner blocked a shot in the first quarter to extend his streak of at least one block in every game this season. The third-year pro, whose 39 blocks rank second in the league, has had as many as three blocks in nine games.
DOWN, BUT NOT OUT
The Knicks have rallied from double-digit deficits to win six games this season. That includes being down 19 at home in the third quarter of a 108-101 victory over the Pacers on Nov. 5. A 108-100 home win over Toronto on Nov. 22 turned on a 28-0 run in the third quarter, the longest run in the team’s recorded history since 1991-92.
Knicks: Wednesday they host Memphis, which has won 8-of-10 against New York.
Pacers: Wednesday they host Chicago, which lost at home to Indiana 105-87 on Nov. 10.