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Brunson, Barrett help Knicks hold off Pacers, 119-113

Brunson, Barrett help Knicks hold off Pacers, 119-113

NEW YORK (AP) – Jaylen Brunson scored 34 points to help the New York Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers 119-113 on Wednesday night.

RJ Barrett added 27 points in his return from a finger injury that sidelined him for six games, and Julius Randle had 14 points and 16 rebounds.

“I was trying to be aggressive,” Barrett said. “I’ve been working, not just sitting around. I just wanted to find some kind of rhythm. I like to give it my all and live with the results.”

Buddy Hield led Indiana with 31 points.

After New York led by 25 points in the third quarter, Hield cut it to 105-103 with a 3-pointer with 3:10 left. Brunson countered the Knicks, scoring the game’s next seven points.

“I think we stayed poised and finished the game,” Brunson said. “Obviously we want to keep the lead and win comfortably, but this team wasn’t going to give up. I have to give them a lot of credit. For us, we have to continue to keep opportunities better. Keep your foot on the gas with lead. This is a work in progress for us. But a win is a win.”





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