Tyrese Haliburton, Pacers crush Knicks in Game 4 to level series at 2-2

Published May 13, 2024, 10:45 AMKiko Demigillo

Tyrese Haliburton celebrates during the Indiana Pacers' convincing Game 4 win over the New York Knicks. | Photo (c) Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have leveled their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece after dismantling the New York Knicks in Game 4, 121-89, at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday (PHL).

Following three tightly-contested games in the best-of-seven series, Tyrese Haliburton and the Pacers unleashed their potent offense and secured a decisive victory, taking advantage of numerous injuries plaguing the Knicks.

The Pacers demonstrated their offensive prowess by shooting 56.8 percent from the field, sinking 14 three-pointers, and asserting dominance in the paint.

Haliburton showed no signs of discomfort from his aching ankle as he led Indiana with 20 points, shooting 4/10 on 3-pointers, and adding six rebounds and five assists.



T.J. McConnell contributed 15 points along with 10 assists for Indiana, while Pascal Siakam and Obi Toppin both tallied 14 points, with Myles Turner adding another 13.

On the other hand, Jalen Brunson finished with just 18 points, marking his lowest total of the 2024 postseason.

Donte DiVincenzo likewise struggled, managing only seven points on a 3/13 shooting performance following his outstanding 35-point display in Game 3.

Their playing time ended prematurely when coach Tom Thibodeau substituted the Knicks' bench players with two minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Even Josh Hart, who had played nearly every minute of the series' first three games, received an early rest and finished with two points.

The Knicks initially took a 2-0 lead approximately 40 seconds into the game, but from there, Indiana swiftly took control. The Pacers surged ahead with leads of 19-6 and 22-8, finishing the first quarter with a commanding 34-14 advantage.

At halftime, the score line stood at 69-41, marking the second-largest halftime deficit the Knicks have ever encountered in the postseason. Conversely, for Indiana, it was their largest halftime lead in their Playoff history.



The Pacers went on to cruise for the rest of the game to tie the series at 2-2.

Game 5 will be back in New York on Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00 a.m. (PHL time).