Pacers Beat Knicks in Game 7, Advance to Eastern Conference Final

In Sunday's Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series, the Indiana Pacers defeated the battle-tested New York Knicks team 130–109  

thanks to a brilliant first half display in front of a boisterous Madison Square Garden crowd.  

The Pacers, who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2014, had six players finish in double figures.  

Tyrese Haliburton, an All-Star point guard, led Indiana with 26 points. According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Pacers shot 67.1% from the field, led by a 76% performance in the first half, which was the highest in a half in the previous 25 years.  

Star point guard Jalen Brunson broke his left hand in the second half, dealing another blow to the Knicks, who had already been dealt a blow by injuries throughout the postseason.  

. Guard Dante DiVincenzo led all scorers for New York with 39 points. Off the bench, guard Alec Burks scored 26 points.  

The Pacers' next round opponent is the Boston Celtics; Game 1 is set for Tuesday in Boston at 8 p.m. ET.  

In Game 7, the Pacers defeated the Knicks 130-109 with a record-breaking shooting percentage of 67.1%, securing a spot in the Eastern Conference Finals.  

Indiana will play the Celtics of Boston.  

The Indiana Pacers were only getting started when they put together one of the greatest offensive seasons in NBA history.  

 New York Knicks 130-109 in Game 7 to advance


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