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Randle, Knicks take on the Pacers

December 8, 2021 GMT

New York Knicks (12-12, 11th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Indiana Pacers (10-16, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pacers -4.5; over/under is 212.5

BOTTOM LINE: Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers host Julius Randle and the New York Knicks in Eastern Conference action.

The Pacers are 6-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Indiana is seventh in the league with 12.7 fast break points per game led by Chris Duarte averaging 3.0.

The Knicks are 8-10 in Eastern Conference play. New York ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.6% from 3-point range.

The teams play for the third time this season. The Knicks won the last meeting on Nov. 16. Immanuel Quickley scored 16 points to help lead the Knicks to the win.

TOP PERFORMERS: Brogdon is averaging 20.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.2 assists for the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis is averaging 17.2 points, 12.8 rebounds and 4.7 assists over the last 10 games for Indiana.

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Evan Fournier averages 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Knicks, scoring 13.0 points while shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc. Randle is shooting 46.5% and averaging 19.3 points over the past 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pacers: 4-6, averaging 109.7 points, 45.9 rebounds, 24.6 assists, 7.4 steals and 5.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.8 points per game.

Knicks: 4-6, averaging 105.4 points, 45.2 rebounds, 21.3 assists, 6.8 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.3 points.

INJURIES: Pacers: T.J. McConnell: out (wrist), Justin Holiday: out (health protocols), T.J. Warren: out (foot).

Knicks: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.