The New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers have renewed their playoff rivalry in the 2024 NBA postseason, as their latest clash has met all the expectations. The Pacers protected their home court on Friday to force a do-or-die Game 7, slated for Sunday at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are trying to get to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2000. The Pacers have not had an ECF appearance since 2014.

Pascal Siakam finished with 25 points and seven rebounds in Game 6, Myles Turner added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Indiana turned the tables on New York with a 116-103 victory. Tyrese Haliburton and Andrew Nembhard each scored 15 points, with Nembhard pulling down six rebounds and dishing out six assists.

For the Knicks, Jalen Brunson finished with 31 points and five assists but he missed his final 11 shots in the first half. Deuce McBride added 20 points and Donte DiVincenzo had 17. But the short-handed Knicks may have suffered yet another blow when Josh Hart left in the fourth quarter with what the Knicks called abdominal soreness.

The good news for the Knicks is they don't have to return to Indiana, where they've lost nine straight playoff games. New York is one win away from reaching its first conference final since 2000. Indiana hasn't played in the conference finals since 2014.

Here's everything you need to know as the Knicks and Pacers continue their renewed rivalry in Game 7.

Knicks vs. Pacers schedule, scores

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Knicks vs. Pacers, Game 7

Where to watch

Time: 3:30 p.m ET | Date: Sunday, May 19
Location: Madison Square Garden -- New York
TV channel: ABC | Streaming: fubo (try for free)


Knicks: The Knicks are expected to have both Josh Hart (abdomen) and OG Anunoby (hamstring) on Sunday. Hart took a hit to the midsection in the first quarter of Game 6, and while he still managed 31 minutes of action, it wasn't without some laboring. He also didn't return to the game after checking out at the 9:53 mark of the fourth quarter and shortly after, was ruled out for the remainder of the game with abdominal soreness. Hart is New York's Iron Man, and up to Friday night was averaging nearly 43 minutes a game in the postseason. Anunoby, meanwhile, has not played since hurting his hamstring in Game 2. The Knicks are 26-5 with Anunoby in the lineup since acquiring him in a midseason trade.

Pacers: Indiana quite literally out-bullied the Knicks on Friday. Who knew that was possible? They out-rebounded New York and didn't turn the ball over nearly as much as they did in Game 5, two key difference makers in their win to force a Game 7. If they can carry that over to Sunday afternoon, especially as the Knicks continue to deal with a litany of injuries, the Pacers will have a fair shot of shocking the Knicks at Madison Square Garden and advancing to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2014.


I think the Pacers found a formula in Game 6. In addition to shooting nearly 54% from the field, they were the more aggressive team, which is a difficult thing to do against a Tom Thibodeau-coached team. Combine that with Josh Hart's status up in the air -- even if he does play he may not be 100% -- and I think the Pacers walk out of Madison Square Garden with a win. The pick: Pacers +2.5