Pacers Steal Game 6 From Knicks, Force Game 7 in Conference Semis

The Indiana Pacers extended their season with a hard-fought 116-103 victory over the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The win at Gainbridge Fieldhouse evened the series at 3-3, forcing a decisive Game 7.

Indiana’s balanced attack proved too much for the Knicks to handle. While no Pacer reached the 30-point mark, six players scored in double figures, led by Domantas Sabonis’ 25 points and 15 rebounds. The Knicks, on the other hand, relied heavily on Julius Randle’s 30 points, but were unable to get consistent scoring support from their role players.

The Pacers defense clamped down on Knicks All-Star RJ Barrett, holding him to just 18 points on inefficient shooting. Indiana’s physicality in the paint also frustrated New York’s interior attack, limiting them to a season-low 42 points in the paint.

With the series tied, all eyes turn to Game 7, which will be a pivotal matchup for both teams. The Knicks will be looking to bounce back at home and advance to the Conference Finals for the first time since 2020. The Pacers, on the other hand, will be aiming to complete their comeback and upset the higher-seeded Knicks

What to Watch For in Game 7:

  • Can the Knicks adjust their offense to get more production outside of Randle?
  • Will the Pacers continue to effectively contain Barrett?
  • Which team will handle the pressure of a do-or-die game better?

The atmosphere at Madison Square Garden for Game 7 promises to be electric. NBA fans won’t want to miss this thrilling conclusion to a tightly contested series.