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Last updated on Tuesday, February 24, 2009
(NEW YORK, NY) - Nate Robinson scored a season-high 41 points as the New York Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers 123-119 at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks led by ten points early in the fourth quarter before Indiana came back, taking a 119-117 lead on a pair of Jarrett Jack free throws with a minute remaining. Robinson took over from there, scoring the final six points of the game with a layup and four-for-four shooting from the free throw line as New York takes the season series from the Pacers two games to one.
Al Harrington added 27 points and David Lee had 20 points and 13 rebounds as the Knicks increase their lead over Indiana to a game and-a-half for eleventh place in the eastern conference.
Jack led Indiana with a career-high 33 points as he started in place of TJ Ford, who was sidelined with the flu. Marquis Daniels finished with 28 points with Troy Murphy adding 19 points and 21 rebounds as Indiana had a two-game win streak halted.
The blue-and-gold have been unable to win three-straight games since mid-November. The Pacers fall to 24-and-35 as they drop four games behind eighth-place Milwaukee in the race for the final eastern conference playoff berth.
Indiana returns home to face the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
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