Breakout Season Continues for Dunleavy

Pacers forward has 36 in 110-98 quashing of Knicks
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 17, 2008 10:27 PM CDT
New York Knicks guard Jamal Crawford, right, is fouled by Indiana Pacers center David Harrison as he shoots in the first half.    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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(Newser) – Mike Dunleavy tied a career high with 36 points, leading his Pacers past the Knicks, 110-98. A disappointment with Golden State, Dunleavy has now had four 36-point games with his new team; two have been against New York. It was New York's ninth loss in ten games, and Isiah Thomas's 96th loss as the Knicks' head coach.

Zach Randolph led his team with 21 points and 14 rebounds, but few other numbers were heartening for New York, such as 18 turnovers and 37% shooting from the floor. At fifteen games below .500, the Pacers nonetheless are in the East playoff hunt; twelve of their last fifteen games come against other teams below .500.