Nembhard’s clutch 3 lifts Pacers past Knicks in G3-ZoomTech News

INDIANAPOLIS — – 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 evening in Recreation 3 of the Jap 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 ultimate minute – whereas Haliburton completed along with his second straight playoff profession excessive. Pascal Siakam added 26 factors and 7 rebounds whereas 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 a single minute within the postseason, scored 14 factors in 21 minutes for the Knicks, who performed with out beginning ahead OG Anunoby. It is thought-about unlikely that Anunoby will play in Sunday’s Recreation 4, as nicely, sources informed ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Anunoby was evaluated earlier than the staff left for Indiana on Thursday, and that evaluation was to proceed Thursday evening.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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