Indiana Pacers: 3 takeaways from statement win against the New York Knicks

Indiana Pacers, Caris LeVert - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Facing one of their toughest challenges to date, the Indiana Pacers managed to score a statement win against the rejuvenated New York Knicks last night, improving to 3-6 in the season. Their first win streak of the campaign comes at a perfect time, giving the team momentum before they embark on a Western Conference road trip .

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With Malcolm Brogdon back in the lineup and the Indiana Pacers bannering four out of five projected starters, the team led throughout the game, never squandering the lead after a red-hot first quarter despite the Knicks flirting with a toe-to-toe contest before the Blue and Gold made a big run in the fourth frame to seal the victory.

Myles Turner led the way for the Pacers, finishing with a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Caris LeVert, in his third game of the season, added 21 markers, while Brogdon hardly missed a beat, tallying 17 points, eight boards, and seven assists.

For the third time in four contests, the Pacers managed to limit their opponents below the century mark, limiting New York to 41.4 percent shooting overall, including a putrid 20.8 percent from downtown. On the other hand, Indiana played a relatively good offensive outing, shooting 46.2 percent overall, including 39 percent on threes.

As the Indiana Pacers set out on a road trip for four straight interconference matchups, here are three takeaways from their big win against the New York Knicks.