5 Facts to Know for Knicks-Pacers

The Knicks finish their back-to-back set tonight, as they take on the Pacers in Indiana.

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1 Trainer's Room

Coach Jeff Hornacek announced after Sunday’s game that both Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. will not play tonight for the Knicks.

Neither played Sunday and while the team hopes to have Porzingis back for Wednesday’s game against the Grizzlies, there is no current timetable for Hardaway’s return.

2 Instant Offense

The absence of Porzingis and Hardaway leaves over 40 points of offense to be accounted for. Enter Michael Beasley.

Beasley started in place of Porzingis on Sunday and led the team with 21 points. He also had a 30-point game against the Rockets in another spot start on Nov. 25.

3 Last Time They Met

These teams played last month at The Garden, with the Knicks winning 108-101.

KP scored a career-high 40 points, carrying the Knicks back from a 19-point third quarter deficit.

4 Trouble in Indy

While the Knicks lead the all-time series between the teams 91-81, they have struggled in Indiana where the Pacers hold a 55-31 advantage.

The Knicks are 1-6 on the road this season.

5 Old Friends Meet Again

Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott will be squaring off against their former Thunder teammates, Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

Like Kanter and McDermott, Oladipo and Sabonis were traded this offseason (in exchange for Paul George). Both are thriving in Indy, with Oldadipo averaging a career-high 23.4 points and Sabonis posting career-highs in points (12.7) and rebounds (8.7).