Found January 11, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers are making believers out of their doubters. The Pacers picked up their ninth straight home victory, beating the New York Knicks 81-76 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday. "That's Eastern Conference basketball for you," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "A solid team win. They're rising to the challenge." Over the past 11 days, Indiana has beaten the Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and now the Knicks -- all teams expected to compete for playoff spots. "I think our confidence is high and I think it's been like that all year," Pacers point guard George Hill said. "We let a lot of games slip and let some tough ones slip away, too. But we think we can compete with any team in the NBA, and we have to carry ourselves that way and keep playing that way." Paul George continued to cement his spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star team. The Pacers' third-year forward scored 24 p...
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