Indiana got 24 points and 11 rebounds from Paul George en route to an 81-76 victory over New York on Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana did not, however, defeat the Knicks against the spread, which closed at 5.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 184.5.
Indiana got 13 points from Ian Mahinmi and another 9 points from Lance Stephenson. Paul George contributed 5 assists, while Paul George cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
New York got 25 points from J.R. Smith in a losing cause and another 12 points from Tyson Chandler. J.R. Smith contributed 6 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 15 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Indiana were victorious, as the score was 39-34 at the break.
The rebound battle favored New York as they grabbed 51 boards, while Indiana only had 48.
Indiana looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bobcats. The Knicks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.