Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 11/13

Game 1: Saturday, November 13th
Game 2: Saturday, February 26th
Game 3: Tuesday, April 5th
Game 4: Sunday, April 10th

Pacers 97

(39-34, 18-20 away)

Knicks 79

(29-44, 21-16 home)

Coverage: MSG

7:30 PM ET, April 5, 2005

Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

1 2 3 4 T
IND 28 28 23 1897
NY 28 22 16 1379

Top Performers

Ind: S. Jackson 33 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

NY: K. Thomas 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Blk

Indiana (38-34) at New York (29-43) 7:30 pm EDT

NEW YORK (Ticker) -- Reggie Miller makes his final appearance at Madison Square Garden when the Indiana Pacers face the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

Miller, who will retire after the season, has certainly enjoyed playing on the New York stage. He scored 25 points in the fourth quarter to spark the Pacers to a win here in Game Five of a playoff series in 1994, scored eight points in less than nine seconds in a come-from-behind win over the Knicks in a playoff series opener in 1995 and scored 34 as the Pacers beat the Knicks, 93-80 om a series clincher in 2000.

"New York is the media capital of the world," Miller told the Indianapolis Star. "All eyes were on us. You always want to succeed when all eyes are on you, when you're on Broadway so to speak."

The Pacers have 10 games remaining and are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for sixth place in the Eastern Conference, while leading the eighth-place Philadelphia 76ers by 2 1/2 games.

Anthony Johnson and Stephen Jackson scored 15 points each to lead the Pacers to a 79-76 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Indiana went on a 16-2 run in the fourth quarter to notch its seventh win in 10 games.

The Knicks have lost six straight and are close to being eliminated from postseason contention. New York is 6 1/2 games behind the 76ers with 10 to play.

Tim Thomas scored 23 points and Maurice Taylor added 18 - his highest total as a Knick - in a 106-102 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Kurt Thomas recorded his 26th double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

The teams have split their first two meetings this season. The Knicks got 21 points from Stephon Marbury in a 90-79 victory over the Pacers on February 26 to take a 49-14 home edge in the all-time series.