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Pacers Beat Knicks to Tie NBA Playoff Series

Tyrese Haliburton scored forty-one points to help the Indiana Pacers defeat the New York Knicks 121-89 in a pivotal game that tied the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games each.

Strong offensive play was shown by the Pacers, who dominated in the paint and made 14 three-pointers out of 56.8% of their shots.

T. J. Indiana had six players score in double figures, including McConnell, who added 15 points off the bench.

With a commanding lead of up to 23 points in the first quarter, the Pacers established early dominance. The Pacers bench outscored the Knicks backups 17-0 during the period, while Jalen Brunson of the Knicks struggled, going 0-for-5.

The Pacers’ lead was up to 30 points at the half because to Haliburton’s outstanding play, which included a three-pointer over Donte DiVincenzo.

Even with the overwhelming win, Haliburton acknowledged that game five will have more stakes and underlined the importance of maintaining focus in the remaining games.

There were several obstacles for the injury-plagued Knicks, who were without important players like Julius Randle, Bojan Bogdanovic, Mitchell Robinson, and OG Anunoby. Despite having a foot injury, Brunson scored eighteen points before being substituted out in the third quarter.

Haliburton expressed confidence in the Pacers’ ability to respond to the Knicks’ anticipated good performance. With game five at Madison Square Garden quickly approaching, both teams are preparing for an important matchup.

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