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Pacers rout Knicks, 93-82, to take 3-1 series lead

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Indiana Pacers' Paul George vie for a rebound during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Indiana Pacers' Paul George vie for a rebound during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton hits a shot and is fouled by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton hits a shot and is fouled by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony wipes his face as he leaves the court following the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony wipes his face as he leaves the court following the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers' David West reacts after teammate Roy Hibbert was called for a foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' David West reacts after teammate Roy Hibbert was called for a foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers' David West reacts after teammate Roy Hibbert was called for a foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' David West reacts after teammate Roy Hibbert was called for a foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Indiana Pacers' Paul George compete for a rebound during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Indiana Pacers' Paul George compete for a rebound during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, right, shoots over New York Knicks forward Kenyon Martin during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, right, shoots over New York Knicks forward Kenyon Martin during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George reacts after hitting a shot during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' Paul George reacts after hitting a shot during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, left, attempts a shot against Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Smith was called for an offensive foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, left, attempts a shot against Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Smith was called for an offensive foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) forces New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton to pass on a drive to the basket during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) forces New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton to pass on a drive to the basket during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) drives past Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) drives past Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) shoots past Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) shoots past Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, drives on Indiana Pacers forward Paul George during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series. in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, drives on Indiana Pacers forward Paul George during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series. in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, questions referee Monty McCutchen after receiving a technical foul during the first half of Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, questions referee Monty McCutchen after receiving a technical foul during the first half of Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers guard George Hill shoots between New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and guard Raymond Felton during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers guard George Hill shoots between New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and guard Raymond Felton during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, center, looks to pass between New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, and guard J.R. Smith during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, center, looks to pass between New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, and guard J.R. Smith during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert grabs a rebound over New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert grabs a rebound over New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) grabs a loose ball in front of New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) grabs a loose ball in front of New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony pauses during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony pauses during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire argues with referee Monty McCutchen after being called for a technical foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. The Pacers won 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire argues with referee Monty McCutchen after being called for a technical foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. The Pacers won 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers' George Hill goes to the basket against New York Knicks' Raymond Felton during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' George Hill goes to the basket against New York Knicks' Raymond Felton during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson argues a call during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson argues a call during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George is fouled by New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers' Paul George is fouled by New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks' Jason Kidd tries to maintain possession against Indiana Pacers' D.J. Augustin, left, during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Jason Kidd tries to maintain possession against Indiana Pacers' D.J. Augustin, left, during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony watches from the bench after fouling out in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony watches from the bench after fouling out in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel congratulates Paul George after George was removed late in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel congratulates Paul George after George was removed late in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, left, and New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert get tied up during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 11, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, left, and New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert get tied up during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson celebrates on the bench in the final minute against the New York Knicks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Pacers defeated the Knicks 93-82. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson celebrates on the bench in the final minute against the New York Knicks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Pacers defeated the Knicks 93-82. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, fouls Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, fouls Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi, top, blocks the shot of New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi, top, blocks the shot of New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, left, hits a shot over New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, left, hits a shot over New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Indiana Pacers' Paul George vie for a rebound during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton hits a shot and is fouled by Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony wipes his face as he leaves the court following the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers' David West reacts after teammate Roy Hibbert was called for a foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers' David West reacts after teammate Roy Hibbert was called for a foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, and Indiana Pacers' Paul George compete for a rebound during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, right, shoots over New York Knicks forward Kenyon Martin during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George reacts after hitting a shot during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith, left, attempts a shot against Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Smith was called for an offensive foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi (28) forces New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton to pass on a drive to the basket during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony (7) drives past Indiana Pacers' Paul George during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) shoots past Indiana Pacers' George Hill during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, drives on Indiana Pacers forward Paul George during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series. in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, questions referee Monty McCutchen after receiving a technical foul during the first half of Game 4 against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers guard George Hill shoots between New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler, left, and guard Raymond Felton during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson, center, looks to pass between New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, and guard J.R. Smith during the first half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert grabs a rebound over New York Knicks' Jason Kidd (5) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George (24) grabs a loose ball in front of New York Knicks' J.R. Smith (8) during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony pauses during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks' Amare Stoudemire argues with referee Monty McCutchen after being called for a technical foul during the first half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. The Pacers won 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers' George Hill goes to the basket against New York Knicks' Raymond Felton during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson argues a call during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers' Paul George is fouled by New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks' Jason Kidd tries to maintain possession against Indiana Pacers' D.J. Augustin, left, during the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony watches from the bench after fouling out in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel congratulates Paul George after George was removed late in the second half of Game 4 of an Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Indianapolis. Indiana defeated New York 93-82. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
  • Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, left, and New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert get tied up during the second half of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series in Indianapolis, Saturday, May 11, 2013.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson celebrates on the bench in the final minute against the New York Knicks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Pacers defeated the Knicks 93-82. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton, left, fouls Indiana Pacers guard George Hill during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi, top, blocks the shot of New York Knicks guard Raymond Felton during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
  • Indiana Pacers guard George Hill, left, hits a shot over New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal NBA basketball playoff series, in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers finally figured it out.

When given the chance to take command of a playoff series, they can’t give it back. Last night, they didn’t.

George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George had 18 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, leading the Pacers past the New York Knicks, 93-82, and to within one win of their first conference finals appearance since 2004.

“We wanted it,” George said. “For us to come out with that edge, still, after being up 2-1 and being on our floor for Game 4, for us to be up and ready and have an edge to play, it just speaks to how focused we are right now.”

It was a far cry from what Indiana experienced a week ago in New York. Or last year at home against Miami.

Last week, the Knicks rallied from a Game 1 loss, using a 30-2 run to blow out Indiana at Madison Square Garden and even the series.

A year ago, the Pacers held a 2-1 lead over Miami but gave away Game 4 and never won again. Miami went on to win the NBA crown.

So the Pacers went into last night determined not let it happen again, certainly not with former stars Reggie Miller and Rik Smits in the house watching their old team hand it to their old rivals.

The Pacers were strong defensively again, had another big rebounding advantage (54-36) and never really let the Knicks challenge them in the second half. They can wrap up the series tomorrow night in New York.

Desperate New York tried everything to change the script. Nothing worked.

Kenyon Martin played 29 minutes and J.R. Smith logged 31 ½ despite missing practice Sunday and Monday because they were ill. Guard Iman Shumpert started even with a sore and swollen left knee that had the Knicks so worried they brought an orthopedic doctor to Indy to examine it yesterday. The doctor determined there was no structural damage.

Amare Stoudemire was called for four fouls in 11-plus minutes in his second game back since March 7 and had only four points and four rebounds.

NBA scoring champion Carmelo Anthony finished with 24 points before fouling out with two minutes left in the game. He took only four shots in the fourth quarter and was held without a basket over the final 12 minutes for the second straight game.

Smith, the NBA’s top sixth man, scored 19 points, most coming in a futile attempt to rally his team late.

And on a night New York shot just 35.6 percent from the field and 28.6 percent on 3-pointers, the ugliest part may have been how the Knicks lost their composure, giving away points on technical foul calls, arguing with the refs, even smacking the press table in frustration.

“I can’t lose hope,” Coach Mike Woodson said. “It takes four games to get out of this series. We go home, we handle our business and we get back here on Friday and see if we can force Game 7.”

Game 6 would be Saturday, but given the Knicks’ track record at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it might not matter.

New York dropped to 0-4 at Indiana this season. The Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies are the only playoff teams that are unbeaten at home. Indiana has won all five home games by double digits and has won five of its last six overall.

New York is convinced it can get things turned around quickly after losing five of its last seven, mostly because of horrendous shooting.

“It’s do or die, we got to win the next game,” Anthony said. “But there’s no need for anyone to hang their heads at this point. We’ve still got a game to play, we’ve still got to play basketball and we’ve got to do it being very confident and knowing and believing that we can do it.”

How bad was this one?

New York tied the score at 14, then allowed the Pacers to go on a 9-2 run to make it 23-16 after one quarter. The Knicks never got as closer than five the rest of the way, and never led Tuesday night.

Instead, Indiana methodically extended the lead by fighting off New York rallies.

After the Knicks got within 35-30 in the second quarter, Indiana pulled way to make it 48-34 at halftime. When New York closed to 54-43 in the third, Indiana scored seven straight. And when the Knicks finally cut the deficit to 69-61 in the fourth, Indiana went on another 7-0 run to retake control.

But if the Pacers have learned anything over the past year, it’s this: The series is not over.

“I think we have to go into New York like we’re in an elimination game, like we’re going about to get eliminated and play like we’re down 1-3,” Hill said. “I think if we do that and play with the same type of energy and passion that we played with tonight, we can come away with a win. But it’s not going to be easy.”

Notes: The defending WNBA champion Indiana Fever were honored during a break in the game. ... Miller, the former Pacers star working the game for TNT, waved to the crowd that was chanting his name after a highlight reel from a previous Pacers-Knicks series was shown on the replay board. ... Former Indy 500 winner Mario Andretti and Colts players Robert Mathis, Cory Redding and Samson Satele all attended the game. ... Smith and Anthony were a combined 16 of 45 from the field on Tuesday.

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