The Knicks (8-6) overcame a 12-point deficit to snap a three-game home losing streak.
“This is how we win games,” All-Star forward Julius Randle said in a postgame interview.
Down 74-69 after the third, New York held the Pacers (6-9) to just 10 points in the final frame.
“Their aggression made it hard on us,” Pacers coach Rick Carlise said in an interview. “I think we had some good looks that didn’t go down and we had others that were not good and we were up against the shot clock a couple times.”
The Knicks took the lead after Alec Burks converted on a free throw to put New York up 79-78 with 7:15 left in the game. Malcolm Brogdon scored a bucket for the Pacers with 7:06 left in the game一the last basket the Pacers would score for the remainder of the game.
New York held Indiana to just 10 points in the fourth, in which they went 2-20 from the field.
Derrick Rose scored 14 points off the bench while starter RJ Barret tallied 12 points. Brogdon scored a game-high 22 points for the Pacers and Domantas Sabonas recorded a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds.
The Knicks finished the game shooting 43% from the field compared to 37.2% by the Pacers. What’s more, New York went 11-for-34 from behind the arc, while Indiana converted on 8-of-37 from deep.
The Knicks look to stay in good standing in the Eastern Conference against the Orlando Magic (3-11) on Wednesday night, while the Pacers head to Detroit to face the Pistons (3-10).
(Frank Franklin II/AP Photo)
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