Knicks Beat Pacers To Level Series At 1-1

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Reuters
Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, including 20 in the second half, as the New York Knicks turned on the razzle to beat the Indiana Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday and level their best-of-seven NBA playoff series at 1-1.

Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, including 20 in the second half, as the New York Knicks turned on the razzle to beat the Indiana Pacers 105-79 on Tuesday and level their best-of-seven NBA playoff series at 1-1.

After a slow start, Anthony exploded in the second half as the Knicks overturned a two-point deficit with a devastating second half burst at a packed Madison Square Garden.

Anthony, who also had nine rebounds, scored half of his 32 points during a 36-4 New York blitz. In the fourth quarter alone, the Knicks outscored the Pacers 33-13.

Iman Shumpert contributed 15 points while Raymond Felton chipped in with 14 for the home team, including both three-pointers he attempted.

The Pacers, who had won Sunday's opening game by 102-95, got off to a slow start in Game Two, trailling by 13 points during the second quarter.

They briefly grabbed the lead in the third quarter but were unable to keep up with the Knicks when it mattered.

Paul George led the way with 20 points while David West had 13 and six rebounds.

Games Three and Four will be held in Indiana with the eventual winner to advance to the Eastern Conference Final, against either Miami or Chicago.