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David West scored 20 points as the visiting Indiana Pacers rallied from a first-quarter deficit to beat the New York Knicks 102-95 in Game 1 of their NBA second-round playoff series on Sunday.
All five starters finished in double figures for the Pacers, who played with an edge but kept their composure to bring back memories of the Indiana teams of the 1990s that battled hard against their New York Eastern Conference rival.
"We did a good job of taking advantage of our shots and finishing around the rim," said power forward West of the Pacers, who outrebounded the Knicks 44-30. "We were attacking, we were aggressive."
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks in scoring but shot just 10-of-28 from the field. He finished with 27 points and 11 rebounds for New York, which is in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.
(China Daily 05/07/2013 page24)