Knicks’ bench bails out yet another dud from starters

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Monday followed a familiar Knicks pattern: The starters stunk; the bench picked up the slack. It’s not a sustainable model for success, but still good enough to beat the Pacers, 92-84, snapping a four-game home losing streak at MSG behind defense. Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley combined for 30 points and closed the victory while the starting backcourt watched from the bench. It was the third consecutive game that Evan Fournier, who signed a $78 million deal in the summer, didn’t play in the fourth quarter. After an ugly third quarter from the starters, the bench tied it with 7:3…

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