Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Indiana Pacers bounced back with an 82-71 victory over the New York Knicks in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
George Hill made five 3-pointers en route to 17 points for the Pacers, who lost Game 2 by a 105-79 margin on Tuesday. Paul George tallied 14 points, eight assists and five steals, while David West had 11 points and 12 boards.
Indiana, which went 10-of-33 from beyond the arc, will head into Game 4 on Tuesday with a 2-1 series lead.
Carmelo Anthony ended with 21 points for the Knicks, who saw Amare Stoudemire return to the lineup. Stoudemire, who had been sidelined for over two months due to right knee surgery, tallied seven points in nine minutes of action.
J.R. Smith, the reigning Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA, donated nine points. His status for Saturday's game was up in the air due to an illness.