Carmelo Anthony scored 32 points, 16 during a 30-2 New York onslaught in the second half, and the New York Knicks beat the visiting Indiana Pacers, 105-79, on Tuesday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.
Iman Shumpert added 15 points, including a sensational follow-up dunk in the first half, and Raymond Felton scored 14 points as the Knicks turned a close game into a blowout over the final 15 minutes.
Paul George scored 20 points for the Pacers, who had a two-point lead and momentum when coach Frank Vogel called timeout with a little more than three minutes left in the third quarter.
But by the time the Pacers made their next basket, the Knicks had opened a 26-point advantage. Knicks starters turned the ball over just once compared with 16 for the Pacers' first five.
Grizzlies drop Thunder
Mike Conley scored 26 points, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the visiting Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 99-93, and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game.
Conley hit a three-pointer from the left wing with 1:58 left to put the Grizzlies ahead to stay, then added an 18-foot jumper to stretch the lead to 94-90.
After hitting the key baskets in Game 1, Kevin Durant couldn't provide an answer for the Thunder. He missed his last three shots, including a pair of three-point attempts, and finished with 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Spurs steal one in OT
All it took was one shot from Manu Ginobili to undo Stephen Curry's monstrous performance.
Ginobili hit a three-pointer from the left wing with 1.2 seconds left in the second overtime Monday night to lift the San Antonio Spurs to a 129-127 win over the Golden State Warriors and Curry, who put up 44 points in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals.
Ginobili's shot and an intense defensive effort in the fourth quarter turned what appeared to be a sure loss by the Spurs into the Warriors' 30th straight defeat in San Antonio.
"I think we got too predictable," said Curry, who was 18 for 35 from the field, 6 for 14 from three-point range, and also had 11 assists.
- Associated Press