Pacers defeat Knicks 82-71 to take 2-1 NBA playoff series lead


The Indiana Pacers defeated the New York Knicks 82-71 to lead their Eastern Conference semifinal series two games to one.

Roy Hibbert led the Pacers with 24 points and 12 rebounds and George Hill added 17 points at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Carmelo Anthony had 21 points for the Knicks.

The Pacers host Game 4 on Monday.