Al Harrington Leads Knicks Past Pacers


INDIANAPOLIS — Al Harrington scored 13 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter against his former team, and the New York Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers 110-103 on Wednesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.

Larry Hughes had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 18 points and David Lee added 17 for the Knicks (2-9), who overcame a double-digit deficit in the final period. Eddy Curry scored 10 points in 12 minutes in his first game since he tore his right calf muscle on the opening day of training camp.

Danny Granger scored 30 of his 33 points in the first half, but fouled out in the fourth quarter and wasn't a factor after halftime. Dahntay Jones added 25 points for the Pacers (5-4), who had won five straight.

Indiana shot 59 percent in the first half, but 24 percent in the second.

The Pacers led 93-80 in the fourth quarter before the Knicks got hot. Back-to-back 3-pointers by Harrington cut Indiana's lead to 97-96 with 3:56 to play, and New York finally took the lead on a pair of free throws by Hughes with 3:11 to go.

Granger fouled out with 1:26 left and the Knicks leading 101-100. New York pulled away from there as Granger sat on the bench with his head down.

Granger shot 11 for 14, including 5 of 6 3-pointers. He did it all, scoring on drives and jumpers while still finding time to grab six boards. The Pacers shot 59 percent in the first half and led 69-54 at the break.

The Pacers came out cold in the second half, missing seven of their first eight shots. Hughes made a 3-pointer to cut Indiana's lead to 71-62.

Jones made a 3-pointer, and Tyler Hansbrough had a dunk and a three-point play during a 10-1 run that gave Indiana an 82-63 lead.

New York bounced back with an 11-0 run that included six points by Harrington, but Indiana still led 86-76 at the end of the third.

Granger committed his fifth foul with 11:07 to play and Indiana up 88-76. The Pacers hung on and led by 11 when he returned to action at the 6:29 mark.

Indiana F Troy Murphy sat out with a bruised lower back. He joined Travis Diener (toe, left foot), Jeff Foster (sprained right ankle) and Mike Dunleavy (right knee) on the injured list. … Granger scored 10 of his 13 first-quarter points after committing his second foul with 10:18 to go. … Curry and Indiana's Solomon Jones were hit with technicals after an altercation in the second quarter. … Hansbrough was cleared to play more than 16 minutes for the first time after missing the preseason with a shin injury. He scored 14 points in 18 minutes.

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