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  • Associated Press The Pacers' Domantas Sabonis looks to go to basket as the Knicks' Kristaps Porzingis, right, and Enes Kanter defend during the first half Sunday in New York.

Monday, November 06, 2017 1:00 am

NBA

Knicks come back to down Pacers

Associated Press

NEW YORK – Kristaps Porzingis scored a career-high 40 points to carry the New York Knicks back from a 19-point deficit to a 108-101 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night.

Porzingis added eight rebounds and six blocked shots in his seventh 30-point performance in nine games this season.

Rookie Frank Ntilikina made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining as the Knicks won for the fifth time in six games after an 0-3 start. He had 10 points and seven assists off the bench.

Thaddeus Young scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo had 17 for the Pacers, who led 84-65 with under 2 minutes left in the third quarter. 

Porzingis reeled off nine straight points that made it 84-74 in the opening seconds of the fourth. He scored 24 points over the final 13 minutes of the game.

After Ntilikina's 3-pointer made it 102-99, Knicks center Enes Kanter picked up a bad pass by Darren Collison and fed Tim Hardaway Jr. for a layup that made it 104-99 with 1:10 to go.

Oladipo cut the deficit to 104-101 with 32 seconds left in the game, but Lance Thomas' two free throws made it 106-101 to seal the comeback win with 11.9 seconds to play.

 

HAWKS 117, CAVALIERS 115: In Cleveland, Dennis Schroeder scored 28 points as injury-riddled Atlanta Hawks ended an eight-game losing streak.

The Hawks were missing five players but still posted their first victory since topping Dallas in the season opener.

Coming off his 57-point performance Friday night at Washington, LeBron James had 26 points and 13 assists for Cleveland. The Cavaliers have lost five of seven.

The Cavaliers cut a 16-point deficit in the second half to two on James' basket with 21.3 seconds left. Atlanta's Isaiah Taylor missed two free throws with 12.1 seconds to go, but Channing Frye missed a 3-pointer and Dwyane Wade's tip-in fell off the rim.