NBA Recap: Melo, Knicks Impress New Boss with 92-86 Win Over Pacers [SLIDESHOW]

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  • New Melo?
    Carmelo Anthony impressed his new boss, Phil Jackson with 34 points and even added 3 steals. Reuters
  • Newfound Energy
    The Knicks limited the Pacers to just 14 points in the first quarter and 35 points in the first half Reuters
  • Huge Hibbert
    Roy Hibbert had 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. Starters David West, Paul George and George Hill struggled however, combining for just 11-of-33 field goals. Reuters
  • Sir Lance
    Lance Stephenson was one of the few bright spots for Indiana ending up with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Reuters
  • Chandler's Zone
    Tyson Chandler only had 7 markers but hauled down 14 boards Reuters
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The New York Knicks welcomed their new boss Phil Jackson with a convincing 92-86 win over the the Eastern Conference's best team in the Indiana Pacers.

While Carmelo Anthony top-scored with 34 points, it was New York's effort on defense that will get the attention of the Zen Master. The Knicks held the Pacers to just 35 points in the first half and then held on in the second half for their seventh win in a row. 

With the win, New York (28-40) is now just 4 games back off the Atlanta Hawks (31-35) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.

View the slideshow for more stats and facts in the IND-NY game. 

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