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NBA Playoffs 2024 Same-Game Parlay: Pacers vs. Knicks Game 7

The NBA schedule on Sunday is loaded with a pair of Game 7 matchups, including the New York Knicks and Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden which we've assembled yet another same-game parlay for.

Here's a look at our SGP and why each leg/prop warrants your attention.

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Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Game 7 Same-Game Parlay

Matchup Page: Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks, 3:30 p.m. ET

Expert Picks: Indiana Pacers vs. New York Knicks Game 7

Jalen Brunson OVER 35.5 Points-104
Pascal Siakam OVER 21.5 Points-120
T.J. McConnell OVER 4.5 Assists+102

Same-Game Parlay Pick No. 1: Jalen Brunson OVER 35.5 Points

We've been spoiled with Jalen Brunson scorefests throughout this postseason, with the All-Star guard having broken the 40-point mark on five occasions and twice versus the Pacers. The emergence of Aaron Nesmith on defense has proven to be a difficult one-on-one matchup for Brunson, especially in Game 6 when he didn't connect on a field goal in the second quarter and made only two for the first half, yet he still managed to finish the night with 31 points.

Although Josh Hart may elect to play despite injuring his ribs on Friday, New York's offense will lean on Brunson even more so as his teammate can't possibly be anywhere near 100 percent with such a short turnaround. Hart is averaging over 20 points per game in this series at home, so losing even a portion of that production will sting and add even more pressure on Brunson.

If there's anyone who's up to the task in a do-or-die situation, though, it's Brunson. The bar is so incredibly high, yet the 6-foot-2 point guard continues to leap over it on the regular. Yes, he's only surpassed the 35.5-point mark once since Game 1, but Game 7s are when superstars step up and create memories. Sunday afternoon has Brunson's name written all over it.

Same-Game Parlay Pick No. 2: Pascal Siakam OVER 21.5 Points

Never underestimate the heart of a (former) champion, because in the three games the Pacers have won this series, despite not leading the team in scoring, Pascal Siakam has arguably been Indiana's best player averaging 21.7 points on 61.4 percent shooting in just over 27 minutes of action. With his team on the ropes in Game 6, the two-time All-Star led his side with 25 points on 21 shots as well. 

Siakam has finished with 22 or more points in his last two appearances after doing so just once in the first four games versus the Knicks. Better late than never, because the Pacers won two of those games to tie this series up and get us to this point.

In the two games O.G. Anunoby was active, Siakam was averaging 16.5 points and connecting on 44.1 percent of his attempts. In the four games since, his numbers have risen to 21.8 points on 57.6 percent shooting. Without Anunoby in the lineup, New York's interior defense has taken a massive hit as head coach Tom Thobodeau elects to go small. The lack of resistance for a player the caliber of Siakam has been noticeable, and if the Pacers prevail on Sunday, he'll have played a massive part in their victory.

Same-Game Parlay Pick No. 3: T.J. McConnell OVER 4.5 Assists

While Odds Shark's Andrew "Ninja" Avery has been all in on Obi Toppin (Or Obi "Proppin" as he has chosen to dub him) this series, there has arguably been more value to be found in fellow backup T.J. McConnell as he's made the most of limited minutes and capitalized on the playing time he's received.

At 4.5 assists, McConnell has reached the OVER in three of the last four games by averaging an even five dimes, only behind Tyrese Haliburton (6.5) and Andrew Nembhard (5.3) in more than 10 fewer minutes than his teammates. 

He's served as a change-of-pace floor general who's more willing to attack the rim than Haliburton, while serving as the primary facilitator for the second unit and even alongside the starters. McConnell hasn't looked out of place with the rock in his hands in high-pressure moments, so it shouldn't surprise anyone to see him with a healthy dose of assists to his name once again.

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