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The Indiana Pacers and New York Knicks will play a crucial fifth game tonight at Madison Square Garden as their second-round series continues. The score is currently 2-2 in the best-of-seven set. Indiana has won the last two meetings.

It would be easy for the Blue and Gold to feel like they have momentum in the series. But the home team has won every meeting so far in this series, and New York's physical style of play has been tough on Indiana at times. The Pacers are hoping for another defensive performance like they did in Game 4.

Information about viewing and betting

Tip: 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

Where to watch: NBA League Pass, TNT

Spread and Over/Under: The Pacers are slight underdogs as they are currently +2.5 in the SI Sportsbook. The over/under for the game is 215.5.

Pacers vs. Knicks injury report

The Pacers listed Bennedict Mathurin (torn labrum) as out. Tyrese Haliburton (back and ankle) is questionable for the eighth straight game, but he has played in all of them so far.

The Knicks have listed Julius Randle (right shoulder surgery), Bojan Bogdanovic (left foot surgery), Mitchell Robinson (left ankle strain injury) and OG Anunoby (left hamstring strain) as out – the first three are all out for the rest from series.

Key match

Myles Turner vs. Isaiah Hartenstein: Hartenstein was more involved offensively in New York and even led the Knicks in assists in a matchup early in the series. He is a solid defender and can play a central role offensively.

That wasn't so much the case in Indianapolis, thanks to Turner's great play on both ends. His inside-out style causes problems for other teams, and if he continues to perform well in this matchup, Indiana has a chance to win.

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