|New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, left, drives under Indiana Pacers center Lou Amundson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)|
Granger leads Pacers past Knicks
INDIANAPOLIS—Danny Granger scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, and the Indiana Pacers rallied from 17 points down in the second half to beat the New York Knicks 112-104 on Tuesday night.
The Pacers outscored the Knicks 40-17 in the final 12 minutes.
Paul George scored 12 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter. Indiana reserves Leandro Barbosa and Dahntay Jones added 12 points each for the Pacers.
Carmelo Anthony scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Knicks.
New York played without forward Amare Stoudemire (back) for the fifth straight game, and point guard Jeremy Lin is out for the regular season after having surgery on his left knee.