(NEW YORK, NY) - The Indiana Pacers snapped their longest losing streak of the season with a 103-100 win over the New York Knicks.
Kareem Rush led Indiana with 24 points off the bench, nine of those coming in the fourth quarter as the Pacers overcame a seven-point deficit with six minutes remaining. Mike Dunleavy added 17 points, Danny Granger had 16 points and Marquis Daniels scored nine of his 13 points in the final period.
Marion, Indiana native Zach Randolph led the Knicks with a game-high 26 points with Jamal Crawford adding 21 as New York lost its seventh game in a row. The Knicks had a seven-point lead midway through the fourth, but Indiana clamped down, holding New York to just three field goals over the final eight and-a-half minutes of the game.
The win was the third in a row for the blue-and-gold over the Knicks, the longest winning streak for the franchise against New York.
The Pacers improve to 20-and-30 on the season. With the win, the Pacers move into a ninth-place tie with Chicago in the Eastern Conference, a half-game behind New Jersey for the eighth and final playoff spot.
They are off until Saturday when they host the Portland Trail Blazers.
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