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Pacers Rally to Defeat Knicks 112-104 in NBA Conference Contest

Danny Granger scored 27 points, including 14 in the final quarter, to help the Indiana Pacers rally for a 112-104 victory against the New York Knicks in a National Basketball Association Eastern Conference contest.

Granger hit three 3-pointers as the Pacers outscored the Knicks 40-17 in the fourth quarter last night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. He connected on a total of five of eight 3-point attempts.

The Pacers (32-21) are in third place in the conference, nine games behind the Chicago Bulls. The Knicks (27-27) are 14 1/2 games behind Chicago in the eighth and final playoff spot.

Paul George scored 18 points, including 12 in the final period, for the Pacers -- who trailed 59-51 at halftime and 87-72 at the end of the third quarter.

Carmelo Anthony had 39 points and 10 rebounds and Landry Fields added 15 points for the Knicks.

At AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points to rally the Heat to a 99-93 win against the Philadelphia 76ers. The Heat (38-14) clinched a playoff berth with the win and improved their NBA-best home record to 22-2.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nancy Kercheval in Washington at nkercheval@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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