New York Knicks snap losing streak vs. Pacers behind Carmelo Anthony's 35 (Highlights) 2
Dec 20, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts after hitting a three-point shot during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Reeling from a three-game losing streak caused that ended their West Coast road trip, the New York Knicks got a lift from their stars.

  • New York Knicks 118 (15-13)
  • Indiana Pacers 111 (15-15)
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  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

The New York Knicks were on the ropes again. The Indiana Pacers were up 15 points with less than five minutes left in the third quarter. The Knicks proceeded to go on an 18-6 run to end the period and outscored the Pacers 34-24 in the fourth.

New York’s “big three” of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, and Kristaps Porzingis scored 32 of their 34 fourth quarter points. Rose exploded with 13 of his 24 in the final 12 minutes. Anthony had 11 and KP added 10 of his own.

It was only the second time this season that the trio has all scored 20-plus points in the same game.


Melo finished with 35 points on a season-high seven three-point makes. After struggling for most of the season with his outside shot (.336) tonight was huge for Anthony’s confidence.

The most encouraging performance came from Joakim Noah. The $72 million man posted his second double-double as a Knick (11 points, 11 rebounds) and logged 30 minutes for the fourth time this season.

It’s a start.

The Knicks continue their three-game homestand on Thursday, Dec. 22, against the Orlando Magic at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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