Carmelo Anthony scored 25 points, but the Knicks lost
After scoring 36 points against the Mavericks in a loss, Carmelo Anthony's 25-point effort wasn't enough against the Pacers. Reuters

Chauncey Billups was back in action for the New York Knicks, but the Indiana Pacers, missing key players, were still able to get the convincing victory, 106-93.

Playing without star small forward Danny Granger, as well as swingman Mike Dunleavy Jr., the Pacers dominated the Knicks on their home court, shooting 57.1 percent from the field.

An unexpected performance from Tyler Hansborough led the Pacers to victory. The former North Carolina Tar Heel finished with a career-high 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting from the field.

Meanwhile, the Knicks shot a poor 35.8 percent from the field. This was a particularly disappointing effort for New York based on their performance in their last game.

The Knicks lost to the Mavericks on Thursday night by 18 points, despite Carmelo Anthony's 36 points.

Anthony scored 25 points tonight. Amare Stoudemire added a team-high 28 points for the Knicks.

The Pacers led the game by 20 points in the third quarter, but the Knicks cut the lead down to 13 by the end of the period. However, the Knicks couldn't maintain the momentum in the fourth quarter.

Indiana improves their record to 28 wins and 38 losses. The Knicks drop to a 34-31 record.

The two teams play each other again on Tuesday at Conseco Fieldhouse.