Indiana Pacers Win in the Garden: Hansbrough Goes Toe-to-Toe With Amare

March 13th, 2011 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
One day after the Big East Tournament wrapped up at the Garden in New York City, the Indiana Pacers came into town to face Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire with a six-game losing streak on their shoulders. They are heading back home now, without that weight on their backs.

The Pacers defeated the Knicks on Sunday night, 106-93. Tyler Hansbrough led the way for Indiana with 29 points and eight rebounds in 40 minutes of play. Darren Collison finished with 16 points and eight assists, as four players scored in double-figures for the Pacers.

Danny Granger missed the game with the flu, and Paul George started in his place, while Dahntay Jones filled the starting SG position. Jones had 18 points in his first start of the season for Indiana.

Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony each had fantastic games, with 25 points for Carmelo and 28 for Amare. Unfortunately for them, there wasn't much help from the rest of the team. Shawne Williams did have 13 points, but the team as a whole shot just 36 percent from the floor, compared to 57 percent for the Pacers.

Despite pulling down just 33 rebounds compared to the Knicks' 44, the Pacers were abl ...

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