In a Halloween night matchup, the Indiana Pacers (4-3) face-off against the New York Knicks (2-5) in a game that will take place at Madison Square Garden.

Indiana's mini two-game winning streak came to an end on Monday due to a 103-93 loss at the hands of the Portland Trail Blazers. The Pacers led by three at halftime but were outscored 58-44 in the second half. All five Pacers starters finished with double-figure scoring led by Victor Oladipo's 21 and Darren Collison's 17.

The Knicks entered their Monday game against the Brooklyn Nets losers of five straight games but came up with a 115-96 victory to get back in the win column.

New York dominated on the glass with a 53-32 rebounding advantage over Brooklyn. Seven Knicks finished in double-digit scoring led by Tim Hardaway Jr. with 25 (according to ESPN, he also matched a career-high with eight assists). Enes Kanter had yet another double-double with 15 points and 15 rebounds off the bench.


Projected starting lineups

  • Indiana: PG - Darren Collison, SG - Victor Oladipo, SF - Bojan Bogdanovic, PF - Thaddeus Young, C - Myles Turner
  • New York: PG - Frank Ntilikina, SG - Tim Hardaway Jr., SF - Damyean Dotson, PF - Noah Vonleh, C - Mitchell Robinson

Team stat leaders

  • Indiana: Scoring - Victor Oladipo 21.7, Rebounding - Domantas Sabonis 9.7, Assists - Victor Oladipo 4.9
  • New York: Scoring - Tim Hardaway Jr. 24.4, Rebounding - Enes Kanter 11.7, Assists - Trey Burke 3.9

What to know and watch for in Wednesday's game

The Pacers enter Wednesday's game as one of the best shooting teams this season.

They rank second in the league in field goal percentage (50.1) and first in three-point percentage (43.0). They don't have quite the same success from the charity stripe though as they rank 28th in free throw percentage (67.4).

Neither team spends much time at the foul line in general. New York's 19.6 free throw attempts are 25th-most in the NBA while Indiana's 18.9 attempts are 29th-most.

Through seven games, the Knicks have been much more comfortable shooting threes under David Fizdale than they were in the previous season with Jeff Hornacek at the helm. They are attempting 8.3 more per game, and 33.7 percent of their field goal tries this season have been from downtown (just 26.6 percent in 2017-18).

History in the regular season between the Pacers and Knicks

According to Land of Basketball, the Pacers and Knicks have met 174 times in the regular season. New York has won 92 of those head-to-head meetings.

The Pacers were able to take two of three in the 2017-18 season (both wins coming in Indiana). The Knicks have won the last three times that the teams have played in Madison Square Garden though.