The Indiana Pacers landed the first blow in their renewed rivalry with the New York Knicks Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
David West led the Pacers to a 102-95 win over the Knicks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
It was the first time the teams have faced off in the postseason since meeting six times in the playoffs between 1993-2000.
Carmello Anthony was 10 of 28 from the floor to lead all scorers with 27 points. But Indiana controlled the boards, outrebounding New York 44-30.
Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Tuesday at the Garden.