Sabo­nis, Pac­ers re­bound vs. Knicks

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NEW YORK — Do­man­tas Sabo­nis had 22 points and 15 re­bounds to cap his siz­zling sea­son at Madi­son Square Garden, and the In­di­ana Pac­ers eas­ily bounced back from their worst performance of 201819 by beat­ing the New York Knicks 121-106 on Fri­day night.

Sabo­nis shot 9 for 14 from the field to fin­ish 21 of

26 this sea­son in two games in New York. He made all 12 shots and tied his ca­reer high with 30 points when the Pac­ers won here on Hal­loween.

Start­ing this time with Myles Turner out of the lineup, he led six play­ers in dou­ble fig­ures as In­di­ana shot 52 per­cent.

Vic­tor Oladipo added 19 points for the Pac­ers, who fin­ished 3-2 on their long­est road trip of the sea­son. They were beaten badly in Bos­ton on Wed­nes­day, yield­ing sea­son highs of 135 points and 56.8 per­cent shoot­ing in their 27-point loss.

They came out ei­ther with more en­ergy or anger Fri­day. Oladipo threw down a dunk over Mario He­zonja, and Sabo­nis and Bo­jan Bog­danovic both had pow­er­ful slams in the first half.

Bog­danovic had 15 points.

Em­manuel Mu­diay scored 21 points for the Knicks, back from a lengthy, six-game road trip and playing their first game at Madi­son Square Garden since Christ­mas. They lost their sev­enth straight at home.


105: Kawhi Leonard had 20 points and 11 re­bounds and Pas­cal Si­akam scored 16 points for Toronto.

Serge Ibaka added 14 points, OG Anunoby and Nor­man Pow­ell each had

13, Delon Wright had 12 to help Toronto im­prove to

18-4 at home. They last lost at home Dec. 9 to Mil­wau­kee.

The Rap­tors have won four straight over­all and six of seven. The only loss in that span was Jan. 3 at San An­to­nio.

Toronto has won 13 of the past 14 meetings with the Nets, in­clud­ing seven straight north of the bor­der. Brook­lyn hasn’t won in Toronto since Feb. 4, 2015.

Leonard reached 20 points for the 18th con­sec­u­tive game, ex­tend­ing his ca­reer-best streak.

D’An­gelo Rus­sell led Brook­lyn with 24 points. Shabazz Napier added 15 points, and Jar­rett Allen had 12 re­bounds.

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