New York tied the score at 14 with 3:38 left in the first quarter, then allowed the Pacers to go ahead 23-16 lead after one.
The Knicks never led in the game, and never tied it again.
Indiana extended the lead to 30-19 early in the second quarter before Anthony tried single-handedly to rally his teammates. He produced the Knicks’ next seven points and when Raymond Felton scored on a layup with 4:08 left in the half, New York cut the deficit to 35-30.
But the Pacers thwarted that rally by scoring six straight points and pulled away to take a 48-34 halftime lead.
Even when it looked like the Knicks might challenge in the third and fourth quarters, the Pacers had all the answers.
When New York trimmed the lead to 69-61 in the fourth, Indiana ran off five straight and eventually put it away.