Indiana brings the series back to a draw against New York, overwhelming the Knicks

After three point-to-point matches, it was inevitable that at some point a “blowout” would arrive. Game 4 between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks actually lasts less than a quarter because the hosts double their opponents, jumping on them with unparalleled energy. The Pacers’ advantage is exponential: +10 in the middle of the first quarter, +20 at the first long break, +30 at halftime and subsequently also +43 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, when the benches had already been emptied some time ago.

A real massacre perpetrated by Tyrese Haliburton (best scorer of his team with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists with 4 triples scored) and his teammates, among which stands out the double double of 15 points and 10 assists by a moving TJ McConnell, the 14 each of Obi Toppin and Pascal Siakam and the 13 of Myles Turner, shooting with high percentages both from the field (57%) and from three points (45%) to win the tenth consecutive victory in front of his own fans (including regular season) .

Nothing to do for the Knicks, however, who didn’t seem to have enough energy in the tank to be able to match the intensity of their opponents: Jalen Brunson is the only starter in double figures with 18 points but with 6/17 shooting, while the other four they scored just 10 baskets on 29 shots, soon leaving room for a bench from which Alec Burks (20 points) and Miles McBride (16) emerged, finishing in double figures. In Game 5, something completely different will be needed at Madison Square Garden.

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