Pacers 123, Knicks 109: Jeff Teague Keeps Pacers Rolling, Past Knicks


The Knicks’ Derrick Rose guarding Jeff Teague, who matched his teammate Paul George in scoring a game-high 19 points on Saturday night.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Jeff Teague is providing the boost behind Indiana’s surging offense.

“Jeff, to me, is the M.V.P. of this five-game win streak,” the veteran center Al Jefferson said after Teague and Paul George each scored 19 points to lead the Pacers to a 123-109 victory over the Knicks on Saturday. “He’s getting everyone involved and setting the tone.”

Teague, who was 9 of 9 from the free-throw line, also had eight assists. The Pacers have scored more than 120 points in each of their last three games and at least 111 throughout their current streak, their longest of the season.

Thaddeus Young had 16 points and 9 rebounds, C. J. Miles added 15 points off the bench, and the Pacers extended their streak of regular-season home wins over the Knicks to nine.

“We have guys who can put the ball in the basket,” Pacers Coach Nate McMillan said. “In this winning streak, we have established…

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