NEW YORK – Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, and the Knicks beat the Indiana Pacers 105-79 Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game.
Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow dunk in the first half, and Raymond Felton scored 14 as the Knicks turned a close game into a blowout over the final 15 minutes.
Paul George scored 20 points for the Pacers, who had a two-point lead and momentum when coach Frank Vogel called timeout with a little more than 3 minutes left in the third quarter.
By the time the Pacers got on the board in the final period, the Knicks had opened a 26-point advantage.
Game 3 is Saturday at Indianapolis.
Beasley under investigation: Scottsdale, Ariz., police are investigating Phoenix Suns forward Michael Beasley in connection with an alleged sexual assault. Police spokesman Officer David Pubins says the allegation involves an incident that took place Jan. 13. Pubins says police are interviewing those involved and processing any physical evidence to determine if criminal charges are appropriate. More details weren’t available.