Andrew Nembhard’s late 3 gives Pacers 111-106 victory over Knicks, Indiana moves within 2-1-ZoomTech News

Andrew Nembhard made a 31-foot, tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16 seconds left, Tyrese Haliburton scored 35 factors and the Indiana Pacers rallied within the fourth quarter to beat the banged-up and short-handed New York Knicks 111-106 on Friday night time in Recreation 3 of the Japanese Convention semifinals.

The Knicks nonetheless lead the best-of-seven collection 2-1 with Recreation 4 set for Sunday in Indianapolis. New York led by 9 with 9:45 remaining and was in place to take a commanding 3-0 lead, however with Jalen Brunson slowed by a proper foot harm, the Knicks could not maintain on.

Nembhard scored solely 5 factors — all within the remaining minute — whereas Haliburton completed together with his second straight playoff profession excessive. Pascal Siakam added 26 factors and 7 rebounds, and Myles Turner had 21 factors and 10 rebounds.

Donte DiVincenzo led the Knicks with 35 factors, going 7 of 11 on 3-pointers. Brunson had 26 factors and 6 rebounds, together with a tying 3 with 42 seconds left, however he barely hit the rim on one other 3-point strive with 13 seconds to go.

Alec Burks, who got here in having performed 1 minute within the postseason, scored 14 factors in 21 minutes for the Knicks, who performed with out beginning ahead OG Anunoby. It is unclear whether or not Anunoby can get well from his injured left hamstring to play Sunday, though he traveled with the workforce to Indianapolis.

The Knicks had already misplaced All-Star Julius Randle and key contributors Bojan Bogdanovic and Mitchell Robinson to season-ending accidents.

After blowing second-half leads in every of the primary two video games, it was the Pacers who turned this one round. With New York followers chanting “Let’s Go Knicks” within the Pacers’ enviornment, Indiana discovered the ending kick it lacked earlier this week as new WNBA star Caitlin Clark watched the sport from a set along with her boyfriend, Connor McCaffery, and Indiana Fever teammates.

Haliburton instigated the comeback after Indiana trailed 98-89 with 9:45 to play.

He accomplished a three-point play after which made back-to-back layups, slicing the deficit to 2. Siakam tied the rating at 99 with a three-point play with 5:42 left and when DiVincenzo broke free on a quick break, Haliburton helped jar the ball free. Siakam responded by making one in all two free throws to present Indiana a 100-99 lead on the 5:42 mark.

The groups traded the lead 4 extra occasions, and Brunson’s 3 made it 106-all. Nembhard related because the shot clock expired, the Pacers’ protection obtained the cease it wanted, and Aaron Nesmith closed it out with two free throws.

Reporting by The Related Press.

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