Knicks–Pacers rivalry

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Knicks–Pacers rivalry
First meeting February 9, 1977
Pacers 110, Knicks 109
Latest meeting February 11, 2018
Pacers 121, Knicks 113
Next meeting TBD
Statistics
Meetings total 215
All-time series Knicks, 110–105
Regular season series Knicks, 91-83
Postseason results Pacers, 22–19
Longest win streak
  • Knicks, 10 (1988–90)
  • Pacers, 7 (2015–16)
Current win streak Pacers, 2
Post-season history

The Knicks–Pacers rivalry started in 1977 and quickly became one of the most bitter in NBA history. They met in the playoffs 6 times from 1993–2000, fueling a rivalry epitomized by the enmity between Reggie Miller and prominent Knick fan Spike Lee. Miller likened it to the Hatfield–McCoy feud,[1] and The New York Times said in 1998 that it was "as combustible as any in the league".[2]

The rivalry gave Miller the nickname "The Knick-Killer".[3][4] His clutch performances were frequently followed by jabs at Lee like the choke sign, adding fuel to the rivalry. The rivalry renewed during the 2013 NBA Playoffs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, with Indiana winning in 6 games.

1993 Eastern Conference First Round[edit]

The two teams first met in the first round of the 1993 NBA Playoffs. The Knicks, led by Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley, John Starks, Doc Rivers, and Coach of the Year Pat Riley had amassed a 60–22 record-the best in the East-and earned the top seed in the East.[5] The Pacers, with Miller, Rik Smits, Detlef Schrempf, and Dale Davis barely squeaked into the playoffs with a 41–41 record, thanks to the tiebreaker over the Magic.[6] The Knicks won the first two games at Madison Square Garden before the Pacers won the first of two at Market Square Arena. Game 3 is remembered as being a precursor for the next decade, as trash-talking between Miller and Starks culminated with Starks headbutting Miller in the 3rd quarter, leading to his ejection. The Knicks, however, took Game 4 and advanced to defeat the Hornets before bowing out to the Bulls. (The playoff format had a best-of-5 first round until 2003.) The Pacers fired Bob Hill and hired the nomadic but legendary Larry Brown.

1994 Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

The Pacers got their first chance at revenge the following year in the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals. Brown traded Schrempf for Derrick McKey and added rookie forward Antonio Davis, veteran Byron Scott, and journeyman point guard Haywoode Workman. They finished with a 47–35 record and the 5th seed in the East, winning their final 8 games. They swept Orlando and upset the top-seeded Hawks in 6.[7]

Meanwhile, the Knicks, following Jordan's first retirement, were heavily favored to win the East. Rivers was lost for the season with a knee injury in December, but New York acquired Derek Harper from Dallas to replace him. Despite winning the Atlantic Division, they lost the top seed in the East to Atlanta; both teams finished 57–25 and split the season series 2–2, but the Hawks won the tiebreaker. The Knicks beat the Nets in 4, then finally beat Chicago in 7 to reach the Eastern Conference Finals, where Indiana was waiting.[8]

Both teams won their first two home games. However, in Game 5 at New York, Miller scored 39 points (25 in the fourth) in the Pacers' 93-86 victory. Miller hit several long 3's during the quarter while engaging in an animated discussion with Spike Lee, who was seated courtside. After Indiana took a 3–2 series lead with the victory, the New York Daily News ran a cover story with Lee's picture and the sarcastic headline, "Thanks A Lot, Spike". However, Indiana lost the next two games and the series. Ewing scored the decisive points off a put-back dunk in Game 7 with 26.9 seconds left. It capped one of the center's finest postseason performances of his career, as he finished with 24 points, 22 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 blocks. Miller airballed a last-second 3, and the Knicks closed the series out at the foul line for a 94–90 victory.

1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

By virtue of the previous year's 7-game series between the two teams, the Knicks and Pacers were now rivals, but the Pacers had yet to answer their foe's last two playoff series wins. The Pacers addressed their need for a point guard by acquiring former Knick Mark Jackson from the Los Angeles Clippers. Indiana also stepped up their game. Smits enjoyed his best NBA season, averaged career highs of 17.9 points and 7.7 rebounds, Miller continued to lead the team with 19.6 points per game with a .415 3-point percentage (15th in the league) and a .897 free throw percentage (4th in the league) and was a starter in the 1995 NBA All-Star Game and member of the All-NBA Third Team. Derrick McKey played both the third scorer, and provider of intangibles, placing third on the team in both scoring and rebounding, second in assists, and first in steals, earning a spot on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. Winning the first division title and achieving its first 50-win season since joining the NBA from the ABA with a record of 52–30, the second-seed Pacers swept the Hawks in the first round.[9]

The Knicks, fresh from the previous year's Finals appearance, worked hard to return to the Finals. Anthony Mason, who was eventually named the 1995 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, averaged 9.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Ewing (top 10 in scoring, rebounding, and blocks), Starks (15.3 ppg), and others would put up their usually efficient production. Placing 2nd in the Atlantic Division to the Magic with a 55–27 record and the third seed, the Knicks dispatched the Cavs in 4.[10] With the better record, the Knicks had home-court advantage over the Pacers again, setting the stage for another memorable series.

In Game 1 in New York, it was Miller Time again as he amazingly scored 8 points in the final 18.7 seconds: a 3, followed by stealing the inbounds pass and another 3 to tie the game and 2 free throws, erasing the Knicks' 105–99 lead and stealing the game 107–105. The stunned Knicks settled for a 2-game split with a 96–77 victory, but the Pacers won the next 2 in Indiana 97–95 and 98–84 to take a 3–1 series lead. The Knicks won Game 5 in the Garden 96–95 on Ewing's game-winner with 1.8 seconds left to stay alive, and won Game 6 on the road 92–82 to force Game 7. But the Pacers won in New York 97–95, after Ewing missed a potential game-tying layup as time expired. Pat Riley resigned the day after the 1995 NBA Finals ended, and Don Nelson, who had recently stepped down as the Golden State Warriors head coach, became Riley's successor.

1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

After a 3-year hiatus, the two teams renewed the rivalry in the 1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals. Unlike the previous 2 meetings, the Pacers were heavy favorites. The Knicks were without Patrick Ewing, who suffered a severely broken wrist early in the regular season. Ewing returned to the lineup in Game 2, but wasn't 100%. The Knicks managed to make the playoffs as the 7th seed in the East. The Knicks upset the 2nd seeded Heat in 5 in their first round match-up, while the Pacers disposed of the 6th seeded Cavs 3–1.

Indiana won Games 1 and 2 at Market Square Arena. At home in Game 3, the Knicks won 83–76 behind a strong performance by Ewing, who finished with 19 points and 7 rebounds, and a strong defensive effort. Game 4 was a sharp contrast from the first 3 games, as it was a high scoring affair in the Garden that Indiana won 118–107 in OT behind another great performance by Miller, who hit a 3 with 5.1 seconds left to tie it at 102 and force OT. He finished with 38 points. The Pacers also got good performances from Rik Smits (23 points, 8 rebounds), Mark Jackson (16 points, 15 assists), and Chris Mullin (18 points, 5 steals). Indiana clinched the series with a 99–88 win in Game 5 despite a great performance from Knicks guard Allan Houston.

1999 Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

In the lockout shortened 1998–99 NBA season, the Knicks had a disappointing regular season, despite having a healthy Ewing and the controversial additions of talented guard Latrell Sprewell and Marcus Camby, who were acquired in trades for crowd favorites Starks and Oakley, respectively. However, New York snuck into the playoffs as the eighth seed with a 27–23 record. The Pacers finished as the second seed in the Eastern Conference with a 33–17 record, and were considered by many to be the favorites to win the Eastern Conference with the breakup of the Bulls. The 8th-seeded Knicks were able to knock off 1st seeded Miami for the 2nd year in a row after Allan Houston made the game-winning shot in Game 5 that bounced off the front rim, off the backboard, and in with 0.8 seconds left. This was only the second time in NBA history that a #8 seed beat a #1 seed in the first round. In the Eastern Conference Semifinals, the Knicks stunned the Hawks, sweeping them 4–0. Meanwhile, the Pacers were on a roll in the playoffs, sweeping the Bucks and 76ers.

The Knicks won Game 1 on the road 93–90 behind strong performances from Ewing, Sprewell, Houston, and Larry Johnson. The Pacers settled for a split at Market Square Arena, beating New York 88–86 in Game 2. However, the bigger loss for the Knicks appeared to be the loss of Ewing to an Achilles' tendon injury. He was out for the rest of the playoffs. However, with the series heading back to New York, the Knicks played inspired basketball. New York won Game 3 92–91 behind strong performances from Johnson (26 points, 8 rebounds) and Camby (21 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 steals). It was Johnson's 4-point play, on a controversial foul call on Antonio Davis, that ended up as the game-winner. The Pacers shook off the loss to win Game 4 at Madison Square Garden 90–78 to even the series back up at 2. With the series going back to Indiana for Game 5 without Ewing, New York's Cinderella run appeared to be over. But the Knicks played inspired in Game 5, and won 101–94 at Market Square Arena despite a 30-point performance from Miller, to take a 3–2 lead with a chance to clinch in New York. New York was anchored by strong performances from Sprewell (29 points) and Camby (21 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 blocks). The Knicks suffered yet another blow in Game 6, with Larry Johnson going down with an injury early in the first half. But Allan Houston's 32 points, coupled with one of the worst postseason performances of Miller's career (He scored only 8 points on 3-of-18 shooting), helped New York beat Indiana 90–82 to clinch the series 4–2. With their victory, the Knicks became the first eighth seed to reach the NBA Finals before falling short against the San Antonio Spurs in 5 games. As of today, they remain the only #8 seed to do so.

2000 Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

The Pacers finished the regular season 56–26 and clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers were pushed to the limit in the first round by the Bucks, led by Ray Allen. In the decisive Game 5, Reggie Miller tied his career playoff high by scoring 41 points to win the series. After beating Allen Iverson's 76ers in the second round by 6 games, the Pacers once again reached the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Knicks, the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, swept the Raptors in 3. The Knicks were once again matched up against Miami, and won the series in 7.

The Pacers, having home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference Playoffs, won the first two games against the Knicks in their first year at the newly constructed Conseco Fieldhouse (Now called Bankers Life Fieldhouse). Returning to New York, the Knicks evened up the series at 2 by winning the following 2 at the Garden. The Pacers won the next game at home, and then Game 6 (in what would be Ewing's last game as a Knick) in New York 93–80 behind Reggie Miller's game-high 34 points, (5–7 from downtown). Reggie scored 17 in the fourth (3–3 from downtown) as the Pacers advanced to the NBA Finals for the first (and so far, only) time in franchise history.[11] The Pacers would eventually lose to the Los Angeles Lakers in 6 games led by superstars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.

2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

The Knicks had major struggles after the Ewing era. They did not win a single playoff series from 2001–12. Meanwhile, the Pacers remained competitive even as Reggie Miller neared retirement, but struggled after he retired, making the playoffs only once between 2005–10.

The Knicks and Pacers rebuilt their teams and returned to the playoffs in 2011. The Knicks were now led by high-scoring Carmelo Anthony, while the Pacers, led by Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert, relied on their trademark defense-first philosophy in returning to the playoffs. It took some time before both teams regained the elite status they enjoyed in the 1990s.

On May 3, 2013, the Knicks beat the Celtics on the road and won the first round series 4-2 while Pacers beat the Hawks on the road to win their series 4-2. The Pacers took Game 1 in New York 102–95, but the Knicks regrouped themselves in Game 2 and blew out Indiana 105–79. In Game 3, Amar'e Stoudemire returned from knee surgery but couldn't help the Knicks as they lost 82–71. The Pacers won Game 4 in Indianapolis 93–82 to take a 3–1 series lead, but New York took Game 5 85–75 to stay alive. In Game 6, the Pacers went on an 11–3 run late to take the lead for good and win 106–99 to eliminate New York and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, losing to the eventual NBA Finals champions Miami Heat in 7.

Aftermath[edit]

The Knicks reached the NBA Finals in 1994 and 1999 (after Michael Jordan's first and second retirements, respectively), but lost in 1994 to the Rockets in 7 games, though they were up 3–2 in the series, and in 1999 in an uneventful 5 to the Spurs. The defeat in 1994 denied New York the distinction of having both NBA and NHL championships in the same year, as Madison Square Garden hosted the New York Rangers first Stanley Cup celebration in 54 years following their win over the Canucks in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals while the series was in New York. (The Rockets had home court advantage during the 1994 Finals.)

The Pacers finally reached the NBA Finals by defeating the Knicks in the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, eventually losing to the Lakers in 6 games. The playoff battles between these two franchises led to some of the greatest moments in NBA playoff history, such as Larry Johnson's 4-point play in the waning seconds of Game 3 of the 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Miller's 25 4th quarter points in Game 5 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, and Miller's 8 points in the last 18.7 seconds to win Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Despite the animosity between the 2 teams, Miller was featured in a cameo in the 1998 film He Got Game, directed by Spike Lee. During Miller's final game at Madison Square Garden, the crowd began to chant Miller's name, and Miller and Lee embraced at the game's end.

Results (1976-77 season–present)[edit]

Knicks victories Pacers victories
No. Date Location Winner Score Notes
1 February 9, 1977 Indianapolis Pacers 110–109
2 February 26, 1977 New York Knicks 129–115
3 March 31, 1977 Indianapolis Knicks 135–131
4 April 7, 1977 New York Pacers 114–100
5 November 19, 1977 New York Knicks 129–127 (OT)
6 December 14, 1977 Indianapolis Knicks 101–98
7 February 9, 1978 New York Knicks 126–117
8 March 10, 1978 Indianapolis Pacers 122–115
9 October 28, 1978 New York Knicks 111–106
10 November 29, 1978 Indianapolis Pacers 101–99
11 December 19, 1978 New York Knicks 130–102
12 February 14, 1979 Indianapolis Pacers 106–97
13 October 23, 1979 New York Knicks 136–112
14 November 21, 1979 Indianapolis Pacers 119–108
15 December 11, 1979 New York Pacers 124–122 (OT)
16 January 31, 1980 Indianapolis Knicks 112–102
17 February 20, 1980 Indianapolis Pacers 131–86
18 March 13, 1980 New York Pacers 107–100
19 October 29, 1980 Indianapolis Pacers 102–95
20 December 2, 1980 New York Pacers 113–96
21 January 8, 1981 New York Pacers 116–115 (OT)
22 March 17, 1981 New York Knicks 114–89
23 March 20, 1981 Indianapolis Knicks 110–107
24 October 31, 1981 New York Pacers 106–99
25 November 24, 1981 Indianapolis Pacers 127–112
26 December 26, 1981 Indianapolis Knicks 112–106
27 February 24, 1982 Indianapolis Pacers 118–87
28 March 30, 1982 New York Knicks 108–104
29 November 23, 1982 New York Pacers 94–90
30 December 10, 1982 Indianapolis Pacers 108–100
31 December 26, 1982 Indianapolis Pacers 87–81
32 February 7, 1983 New York Knicks 105–99
33 February 25, 1983 Indianapolis Knicks 113–101
34 April 11, 1983 New York Knicks 121–92
35 November 10, 1983 Indianapolis Knicks 99–91
36 November 15, 1983 New York Knicks 94–87
37 November 27, 1983 Indianapolis Pacers 101–91
38 January 7, 1984 New York Knicks 140–103
39 February 16, 1984 New York Knicks 100–94
40 March 28, 1984 Indianapolis Pacers 99–93
41 November 24, 1984 New York Knicks 119–100
42 January 12, 1985 Indianapolis Pacers 100–95
43 January 26, 1985 New York Knicks 109–106
44 February 27, 1985 Indianapolis Pacers 108–106
45 March 16, 1985 New York Knicks 116–114
46 March 22, 1985 Indianapolis Knicks 118–113
47 November 27, 1985 Indianapolis Knicks 80–77
48 December 6, 1985 Indianapolis Pacers 107–83
49 December 10, 1985 New York Knicks 82–64
50 January 7, 1986 New York Knicks 93–85
51 March 17, 1986 Indianapolis Pacers 112–92
52 April 7, 1986 New York Knicks 106–104
53 December 20, 1986 New York Pacers 123–99
54 March 1, 1987 Indianapolis Pacers 122–115 (OT)
55 March 19, 1987 New York Knicks 111–105 (OT)
56 March 27, 1987 Indianapolis Pacers 100–91
57 April 4, 1987 New York Knicks 112–108
58 November 7, 1987 Indianapolis Pacers 108–95
59 February 16, 1988 Indianapolis Pacers 117–104
60 March 1, 1988 New York Knicks 98–96
61 April 13, 1988 New York Knicks 127–107
62 April 23, 1988 Indianapolis Knicks 88–86
63 November 11, 1988 Indianapolis Knicks 121–120 (OT)
64 December 20, 1988 New York Knicks 141–113
65 January 31, 1989 New York Knicks 120–111
66 February 4, 1989 Indianapolis Knicks 113–106
67 March 11, 1989 New York Knicks 114–95
68 January 12, 1990 Indianapolis Knicks 101–96 (OT)
69 February 3, 1990 New York Knicks 112–98
70 April 8, 1990 Indianapolis Pacers 99–97
71 April 12, 1990 New York Knicks 108–100
72 January 10, 1991 New York Pacers 129–122
73 February 12, 1991 Indianapolis Knicks 114–110
74 April 12, 1991 New York Knicks 112–108
75 April 19, 1991 Indianapolis Pacers 130–118
76 November 13, 1991 Indianapolis Pacers 110–107
77 December 28, 1991 New York Knicks 115–106 (OT)
78 January 20, 1992 New York Knicks 105–97
79 February 12, 1992 Indianapolis Knicks 111–104
80 December 29, 1992 New York Knicks 97–91
81 December 30, 1992 Indianapolis Knicks 94–90
82 March 14, 1993 New York Knicks 121–90
83 April 16, 1993 Indianapolis Pacers 100–94
84 April 30, 1993 New York Knicks 107–104 1993 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 1
85 May 2, 1993 New York Knicks 101–91 1993 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 2
86 May 4, 1993 Indianapolis Pacers 116–93 1993 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 3
87 May 6, 1993 Indianapolis Knicks 109–100 (OT) 1993 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 4
Knicks win series, 3–1
88 November 12, 1993 Indianapolis Knicks 103–84
89 December 11, 1993 New York Knicks 98–91
90 March 15, 1994 New York Knicks 88–82
91 March 25, 1994 Indianapolis Knicks 85–82
92 May 24, 1994 New York Knicks 100–89 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
93 May 26, 1994 New York Knicks 89–78 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 2
94 May 28, 1994 Indianapolis Pacers 88–68 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
95 May 30, 1994 Indianapolis Pacers 83–77 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 4
96 June 1, 1994 New York Pacers 93–86 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5
97 June 3, 1994 Indianapolis Knicks 98–91 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 6
98 June 5, 1994 New York Knicks 94–90 1994 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 7
Knicks win series, 4–3
99 January 10, 1995 New York Knicks 117–105
100 February 8, 1995 Indianapolis Knicks 96–77
101 April 4, 1995 New York Pacers 94–90
102 April 14, 1995 Indianapolis Knicks 88–84
103 May 7, 1995 New York Pacers 107–105 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 1
104 May 9, 1995 New York Knicks 96–77 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 2
105 May 11, 1995 Indianapolis Pacers 97–95 (OT) 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 3
106 May 13, 1995 Indianapolis Pacers 98–84 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 4
107 May 17, 1995 New York Knicks 96–95 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 5
108 May 19, 1995 Indianapolis Knicks 92–82 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 6
109 May 21, 1995 New York Pacers 97–95 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 7
Pacers win series, 4–3
110 November 9, 1995 New York Knicks 103–95
111 February 4, 1996 Indianapolis Pacers 90–83
112 March 20, 1996 New York Knicks 102–99
113 April 2, 1996 Indianapolis Knicks 90–86
114 January 23, 1997 Indianapolis Knicks 92–90
115 February 16, 1997 New York Knicks 89–80
116 April 14, 1997 Indianapolis Pacers 110–107 (OT)
117 April 18, 1997 New York Knicks 97–89
118 December 17, 1997 Indianapolis Pacers 87–80
119 January 21, 1998 New York Knicks 97–89
120 March 15, 1998 New York Pacers 91–86
121 May 5, 1998 Indianapolis Pacers 93–83 1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 1
122 May 7, 1998 Indianapolis Pacers 85–77 1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 2
123 May 9, 1998 New York Knicks 83–76 1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 3
124 May 10, 1998 New York Pacers 118–107 (OT) 1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 4
125 May 13, 1998 Indianapolis Pacers 99–88 1998 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 5
Pacers win series, 4–1
126 March 30, 1999 New York Knicks 94–93
127 April 4, 1999 Indianapolis Pacers 108–95
128 May 2, 1999 Indianapolis Pacers 94–71
129 May 30, 1999 Indianapolis Knicks 93–90 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
130 June 1, 1999 Indianapolis Pacers 88–86 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 2
131 June 5, 1999 New York Knicks 92–91 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
132 June 7, 1999 New York Pacers 90–78 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 4
133 June 9, 1999 Indianapolis Knicks 101–94 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5
134 June 11, 1999 New York Knicks 90–82 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 6
Knicks win series, 4–2
135 December 25, 1999 Indianapolis Pacers 101–90 Christmas game
136 February 19, 2000 New York Knicks 87–73
137 March 21, 2000 Indianapolis Pacers 95–91
138 April 10, 2000 New York Knicks 83–81
139 May 23, 2000 Indianapolis Pacers 102–88 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 1
140 May 25, 2000 Indianapolis Pacers 88–84 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 2
141 May 27, 2000 New York Knicks 98–95 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
142 May 29, 2000 New York Knicks 91–89 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 4
143 May 31, 2000 Indianapolis Pacers 88–79 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5
144 June 2, 2000 New York Pacers 93–80 2000 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 6
Pacers win series, 4–2
145 January 21, 2001 New York Pacers 87–74
146 March 6, 2001 New York Knicks 97–83
147 March 7, 2001 Indianapolis Knicks 79–75
148 April 11, 2001 Indianapolis Pacers 100–93
149 November 9, 2001 Indianapolis Pacers 103–95
150 December 8, 2001 New York Knicks 101–99
151 February 1, 2002 Indianapolis Pacers 92–87
152 November 8, 2002 Indianapolis Pacers 107–94
153 January 3, 2003 New York Knicks 98–96
154 January 8, 2003 Indianapolis Pacers 89–87
155 April 15, 2003 New York Pacers 109–93
156 November 15, 2003 New York Pacers 95–94
157 November 27, 2003 Indianapolis Pacers 93–70
158 February 3, 2004 New York Knicks 97–90
159 April 6, 2004 Indianapolis Pacers 107–86
160 November 13, 2004 Indianapolis Pacers 103–97
161 February 26, 2005 New York Knicks 90–79
162 April 5, 2005 New York Pacers 97–79
163 April 10, 2005 Indianapolis Knicks 113–112 (OT)
164 December 17, 2005 New York Pacers 102–96
165 March 7, 2006 Indianapolis Knicks 107–92
166 April 7, 2006 New York Knicks 98–96
167 April 10, 2006 Indianapolis Pacers 101–82
168 November 4, 2006 New York Pacers 109–95
169 December 15, 2006 Indianapolis Pacers 112–96
170 January 20, 2007 Indianapolis Knicks 108–106
171 December 17, 2007 New York Pacers 119–92
172 February 6, 2008 New York Pacers 103–100
173 March 17, 2008 Indianapolis Pacers 110–98
174 April 16, 2008 Indianapolis Pacers 132–123
175 January 2, 2009 New York Pacers 105–103
176 January 31, 2009 Indianapolis Knicks 122–113
177 February 23, 2009 New York Knicks 123–119
178 November 4, 2009 New York Pacers 101–89
179 November 18, 2009 Indianapolis Knicks 110–103
180 January 3, 2010 New York Knicks 132–89
181 April 7, 2010 Indianapolis Pacers 113–105
182 January 2, 2011 New York Knicks 98–92
183 March 13, 2011 New York Pacers 106–93
184 March 15, 2011 Indianapolis Pacers 119–117
185 April 10, 2011 Indianapolis Knicks 110–109
186 March 16, 2012 New York Knicks 115–100
187 March 17, 2012 Indianapolis Knicks 102–88
188 April 3, 2012 Indianapolis Pacers 112–104
189 November 18, 2012 New York Knicks 88–76
190 January 10, 2013 Indianapolis Pacers 81–76
191 February 20, 2013 Indianapolis Pacers 125–91
192 April 14, 2013 New York Knicks 90–80
193 May 5, 2013 New York Pacers 102–95 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 1
194 May 7, 2013 New York Knicks 105–79 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 2
195 May 11, 2013 Indianapolis Pacers 82–71 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 3
196 May 14, 2013 Indianapolis Pacers 93–82 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 4
197 May 16, 2013 New York Knicks 85–75 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 5
198 May 18, 2013 Indianapolis Pacers 106–99 2013 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 6
Pacers win series, 4–2
199 November 20, 2013 New York Pacers 103–96 (OT)
200 January 16, 2014 Indianapolis Pacers 117–89
201 March 19, 2014 New York Knicks 92–86
202 January 29, 2015 Indianapolis Pacers 103–82
203 March 4, 2015 Indianapolis Pacers 105–82
204 March 7, 2015 New York Pacers 92–86
205 April 8, 2015 New York Pacers 102–86
206 February 24, 2016 Indianapolis Pacers 108–105
207 April 3, 2016 New York Pacers 92–87
208 April 12, 2016 Indianapolis Pacers 102–90
209 December 20, 2016 New York Knicks 118–111
210 January 7, 2017 Indianapolis Pacers 123–109
211 January 23, 2017 Indianapolis Knicks 109–103
212 March 14, 2017 New York Knicks 87–81
213 November 5, 2017 New York Knicks 108–101
214 December 4, 2017 Indianapolis Pacers 115–97
215 February 11, 2018 Indianapolis Pacers 121–113

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