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Wednesday, November 20th (All times Eastern)

Indiana Pacers (9-1) at New York Knicks (3-7), 7 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Indiana Pacers will have to do something they haven't had to all season - respond after a loss.

The Pacers fell out of the ranks of unbeaten teams with a loss to the Chicago Bulls, but they have a chance to kick off another winning streak when they visit Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks Wednesday.

"Our guys are dialed into a New York opponent that's playing a unique style of basketball, a unique style of small ball," said Pacers coach Frank Vogel. "We have to be ready to win the next game."

The Pacers lost for the first time Saturday night in Chicago, 110-94. Indiana fell behind by 25 after the first half and never really got back into the contest.

Indiana is one of the best defensive squads in the league, but allowed a season-high by 19 points. Saturday's game was the first time the Pacers allowed 100-plus points in a game.

"I don't feel like we were complacent but watching film, it showed that we were complacent," admitted Paul George. "I think that loss helped us get back to reality that we can't just come into a gym and expect to win."

Roy Hibbert had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. David West and Chris Copeland, who will return to New York after playing there last season, both had 13 points. George, Lance Stephenson and George Hill also scored in double figures.

The Pacers will try to rebound against a Knicks team they bested in six games during last season's Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Knicks look far from the reigning Atlantic Division champions.

They've dropped three in a row and the most recent setback came in the form of a 92-86 road loss to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday. That's now four of the last five games the Knicks have failed to score 100 points.

"We have to figure it out quick," Carmelo Anthony said of the team's slow start. "It's hard to take anything positive out of the way we've been playing."

Anthony led the way for the Knicks against the Pistons with 25 points, but he shot 8-for-20 from the floor and committed seven turnovers.

J.R. Smith had 18 off the bench, while Andrea Bargnani chipped in 13 and Iman Shumpert added 11.

Raymond Felton (hip) missed the Detroit game and Beno Udrih started in his place and went scoreless. Metta World Peace also missed the game with a sore left knee.

The Knicks have won three straight regular-season games at home against the Pacers as the two teams split last season's four regular-season contests.

11/20 10:33:48 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
CLE 98
ATL 127
Final
CHA 106
PHO 111
Final
DET 106
DAL 117
Final
BOS 109
ORL 92
Final
MIA 87
UTA 105
Final
TOR 105
BRK 89
1st OT
SAN 93
MEM 94
 
2nd
POR 39
MIL 41
 
1st
DEN 18
HOU 16
 
1st
LAC 27
IND 23
 
Final
UNT 78
LANG 65
 
Final
Terriers 64
DELST 72
 
Final
MSST 55
ARKST 69
Final
NCCU 108
BASC 52
 
Final
GMAS 99
CATAWBA 69
 
Final
WOFF 64
CSOU 58
 
Final
HIGH 106
FERR 48
 
Final
JVU 68
GWEBB 65
 
Final
ILL 73
HAMP 55
 
Final
BST 52
JMU 72
 
Final
YOUNG 84
KNST 90
 
Final
UMO 71
LONG 60
 
Final
PITT 65
MAN 56
Final
OSU 97
NCAT 55
Final
FSU 93
UNF 77
 
Final
TOL 83
RMU 57
 
Final
CAMP 70
SIUE 65
 
Final
DUQ 52
RFLSH 67
 
Final
NCSU 83
TENN 72
Final
UCF 75
DET 70
Final
UNCW 73
LIB 70
 
Final
LOYC 83
ABCHRIST 44
 
Final
MURST 94
ALCOR 56
 
Final
HOU 56
ARKPB 61
 
Final
NW 67
CMICH 80
 
Final
WKENT 75
CHIST 60
 
Final
ODU 58
UGST 54
 
Final
SMU 67
ILLCH 46
Final
LALAF 115
MLGN 76
 
Final
TULSA 74
MIZST 70
 
Final
UWGB 66
MORE 50
 
Final
NEOM 92
NCOL 82
 
Final
TTU 101
SCST 39
 
Final
DEN 83
TAMCC 73
 
Final
STEPH 66
TXST 60
 
Final
STLU 75
TXPA 69
 
Final
MEM 83
USCU 73
 
Final
ILLST 64
TENNM 54
 
2nd
MSU 62
EMICH 42
 
Final
GRCN 80
INCWORD 82
 
Final
STAN 67
LMU 58
 
Final
BAY 66
NMST 55
 
2nd
CIN 54
SDST 49
 
2nd
AUB 70
WINT 56
 
Half
NMU 35
CARK 30
 
Half
PEPP 28
HOW 23
 
2nd
CPSL 25
NE 35
 
1st
UNLV 24
PORT 18
 
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CSNO
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GRAM
Final
NJD 0
OTT 2
Final
MIN 2
BOS 3
1st Intermission
VAN 0
DAL 0