Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Unlike the New York Knicks, Lance
Stephenson didn't want to go back home.
The Indiana Pacers withstood Carmelo Anthony and a 3-point barrage by the
Knicks in the second half to advance to their first Eastern Conference final
in nine years.
The Brooklyn-native Stephenson netted a career-high 25 points to go with 10
rebounds and Paul George added 23 points in the Pacers' 106-99 win over the
Knicks in Game 6 of this Eastern Conference semifinal.
Roy Hibbert tallied 21 points, 12 boards and five blocks for Indiana, which is
off to its first conference finals since losing to the Detroit Pistons in
Anthony scored 35 points through the first three quarters and finished with
39, but again struggled in the final frame. He missed his first five shots
from the floor and committed three crucial turnovers in the quarter.
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