Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Paul George did a little bit of everything Thursday, totaling 24 points, 11 rebounds, six steals and five assists as the Indiana Pacers took advantage of Carmelo Anthony's absence in an 81-76 victory over the New York Knicks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Ian Mahinmi was the only other Indiana player who finished in double figures, adding 13 points off the bench in the club's third straight win and fifth in six games.
The Pacers held the Knicks to 26 points below their average two days after limiting the reigning NBA-champion Miami Heat to 77 points.
Anthony was serving a one-game ban handed down by the league for confronting Boston's Kevin Garnett following Monday's loss against the Celtics.
Without the league's second leading scorer, New York shot 35 percent from the field to drop back-to-back games for just the third time this season. J.R. Smith scored a game-high 25 points, while Tyson Chandler added 12 points and 15 rebounds in the setback.