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Pacers 121, Knicks 113: Scenes from Emmanuel Mudiay’s impressive Knicks debut

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A double-double.

NBA: New York Knicks at Indiana Pacers Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks lost to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon. The Knicks stayed out in front in the first quarter, but the Pacers corralled the lead in the second quarter and held it throughout the rest of the afternoon/evening. I will say this for the Knicks, though—they didn’t fold nearly as hard as they did against the Raptors. The Pacers pushed the lead to 20 at one point, but the ‘Bockers continued chipping away, bringing the deficit to within 6 at one point. That’s pretty much all you can ask for.

Emmanuel Mudiay finished with a double-double (14 points, 10 assists) in his Knicks debut. He was finding teammates in the corners, which was pretty sweet. He still can’t make a layup, which is rough, but you can’t argue with those assists numbers. Enes Kanter (17 points, 11 rebounds) and Michael Beasley (16 points, 13 rebounds) joined Mudiay in the double-double club.

Some highlights from Mudiay!

Recap to come.