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Oladipo scores 30 points as Pacers beat Knicks 121-113

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Victor Oladipo took a businesslike approach against the struggling Knicks.

The All-Star guard had 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers beat New York 121-113 on Sunday.

''We did a good job of settling down on both ends of the floor, getting stops and just trying to dictate our pace,'' Oladipo said.

''We just have to build on it,'' he added. ''(New York) played hard. They weren't just going to let us stomp all over them and we had to come in ready to play on both ends of the floor.''

Bojan Bogdanovic made four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and Thaddeus Young added 18 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Pacers, who have won six of eight.

Enes Kanter and Tim Hardaway Jr. each scored 17 points, and Michael Beasley had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks, whose losing streak reached six games. New York is 0-2 since All-Star Kristaps Porzingis was lost for the season with a torn left ACL on Tuesday.

The Pacers went on a 14-2 run in the second quarter and took a 53-45 lead on an alley-oop layup by Young with 5:45 remaining in the opening half.

Stephenson's 3-pointer with 3:44 to play in the second quarter put Indiana ahead 58-55, and the Pacers never trailed the rest of the way.

They led 68-62 at halftime and put together a 13-2 run in the third quarter to pull away. Oladipo made a jumper, and then grabbed a steal and scored on a fastbreak dunk. He later made a free throw to put the Pacers ahead 83-66 with 7:56 left in the third.

''You see what Oladipo can do. That's what makes him tough,'' Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said. ''They run that high pick-and-roll and they stick the center in there and he can either pull up for the 3 or he's quick to the basket. It's tough on those bigs. We felt like we were there a lot, but he was still able to finish.''

KEY STAT

The Pacers had a season-best 54 rebounds, one better than their previous high of 53 - which came in their previous game, Friday's win over Boston.

SERIES SCENE

Indiana has won two of the three meetings between the teams. The Pacers also won 115-97 on Dec. 4. The Knicks won 108-101 in the first meeting on Nov. 5. Indiana has won 11 of 12 home games against New York.

TIP-INS

Knicks: In his first game since being acquired from Denver in a trade, Emmanuel Mudiay had 14 points and 10 rebounds. ... Courtney Lee and Kyle O'Quinn each scored 14 points. ... Kanter also had 11 rebounds. ... New York was 9 of 35 from 3-point range.

Pacers: General Manager Kevin Pritchard said they hope to learn the new date for last week's scheduled game at New Orleans, which was postponed because of a leak at Smoothie King Center. ... Oladipo also had six steals and was presented with his All-Star jersey just before tipoff.

UP NEXT

Knicks: At Philadelphia on Monday in the second night of a back-to-back.

Pacers: Visit Brooklyn on Wednesday.

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Key Players
T. Hardaway Jr.
3 SF
V. Oladipo
4 SG
34.4 Min. Per Game 34.4
24.3 Pts. Per Game 24.3
4.0 Ast. Per Game 4.0
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
40.7 Field Goal % 48.7
40.5 Three Point % 48.6
77.9 Free Throw % 80.6
  Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young 0:22
  Emmanuel Mudiay missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:25
+ 1 Victor Oladipo made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:31
  Team rebound 0:31
  Victor Oladipo missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:31
  Personal foul on Emmanuel Mudiay 0:31
  Personal foul on Kyle O'Quinn 0:33
+ 2 Emmanuel Mudiay made dunk, assist by Kyle O'Quinn 0:44
+ 3 Victor Oladipo made 3-pt. jump shot 0:51
+ 3 Frank Ntilikina made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Beasley 1:10
  Defensive rebound by Kyle O'Quinn 1:25
Team Stats
Points 113 121
Field Goals 41-93 (44.1%) 47-94 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 9-35 (25.7%) 12-28 (42.9%)
Free Throws 22-25 (88.0%) 15-22 (68.2%)
Total Rebounds 51 58
Offensive 12 16
Defensive 33 38
Team 6 4
Assists 27 27
Steals 8 7
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 11 13
Fouls 18 16
Technicals 1 2
16 PTS, 13 REB, 3 AST
30 PTS, 8 REB, 9 AST
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away team logo Knicks 23-34 37252229113
home team logo Pacers 32-25 36322627121
Team Stats
away team logo Knicks 23-34 PPG RPG APG
home team logo Pacers 32-25 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
Key Players
E. Kanter C 14.1 PPG 11.0 RPG 1.5 APG 59.2 FG%
V. Oladipo SG 23.1 PPG 5.2 RPG 4.3 APG 47.7 FG%
Top Scorers
E. Kanter C 17 PTS 11 REB 1 AST
V. Oladipo SG 30 PTS 8 REB 9 AST
44.1 FG% 50.0
25.7 3PT FG% 42.9
88.0 FT% 68.2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Kanter 26 17 11 1 0 0 2 3 6/9 0/0 5/6 3 8 28 -3
T. Hardaway Jr. 28 17 1 3 2 0 3 2 7/17 3/10 0/0 0 1 23 -9
M. Beasley 29 16 13 3 0 0 0 3 8/16 0/1 0/0 4 9 35 +8
C. Lee 20 14 0 4 1 0 2 3 4/9 2/5 4/4 0 0 21 -12
J. Jack 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 2/2 1 1 4 -8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
E. Kanter 26 17 11 1 0 0 2 3 6/9 0/0 5/6 3 8 28 -3
T. Hardaway Jr. 28 17 1 3 2 0 3 2 7/17 3/10 0/0 0 1 23 -9
M. Beasley 29 16 13 3 0 0 0 3 8/16 0/1 0/0 4 9 35 +8
C. Lee 20 14 0 4 1 0 2 3 4/9 2/5 4/4 0 0 21 -12
J. Jack 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 2/2 1 1 4 -8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. O'Quinn 20 14 9 2 0 3 0 2 5/6 1/2 3/5 3 6 30 -4
E. Mudiay 29 14 2 10 0 0 2 3 5/14 0/3 4/4 0 2 34 +2
F. Ntilikina 30 12 3 1 0 0 1 1 3/7 2/2 4/4 0 3 16 +8
L. Thomas 13 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 1/5 1/5 0/0 0 0 4 -8
T. Burke 7 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 6 -1
D. Dotson 10 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1/4 0/2 0/0 1 0 4 +1
L. Kornet 13 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0/3 0/3 0/0 0 1 7 -14
J. Noah - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Porzingis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Baker - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 233 113 45 27 8 3 11 18 41/93 9/35 22/25 12 33 212 -40
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 38 30 8 9 6 1 1 1 10/24 2/8 8/10 0 8 62 +4
B. Bogdanovic 32 20 3 2 0 0 4 1 8/13 4/7 0/1 1 2 23 +2
T. Young 32 18 11 5 0 1 2 0 7/11 2/2 2/4 8 3 38 +1
M. Turner 26 13 6 0 0 1 0 3 5/10 0/2 3/3 2 4 20 +4
C. Joseph 21 2 6 4 0 0 2 5 1/3 0/0 0/2 1 5 14 +14
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 38 30 8 9 6 1 1 1 10/24 2/8 8/10 0 8 62 +4
B. Bogdanovic 32 20 3 2 0 0 4 1 8/13 4/7 0/1 1 2 23 +2
T. Young 32 18 11 5 0 1 2 0 7/11 2/2 2/4 8 3 38 +1
M. Turner 26 13 6 0 0 1 0 3 5/10 0/2 3/3 2 4 20 +4
C. Joseph 21 2 6 4 0 0 2 5 1/3 0/0 0/2 1 5 14 +14
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
L. Stephenson 21 15 4 2 1 0 3 0 6/9 3/6 0/0 0 4 21 +2
J. Young 30 11 3 1 0 0 0 3 5/9 1/3 0/0 0 3 16 +3
D. Sabonis 25 6 10 3 0 0 1 2 2/11 0/0 2/2 2 8 21 +5
A. Jefferson 11 6 3 1 0 2 0 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 1 13 +5
D. Collison - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Robinson III - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Leaf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 236 121 54 27 7 5 13 16 47/94 12/28 15/22 16 38 228 +40