Bojan Bogdanovic started making shots. Thaddeus Young did the dirty work inside. And Darren Collison saved the game in the final minute.
Together, they helped Indiana overcome an inexplicably sluggish start and an equally confounding final seven minutes to hold off reeling New York for a 103-98 victory that kept them tied with Philadelphia for the No. 3 spot in the Eastern Conference.
Bogdanovic led Indiana with 24 points. Young finished with 10 points, six rebounds four assists and three steals.
Collison, meanwhile, bailed them out by making a 16-footer with 24.2 seconds left to give the Pacers a 101-95 lead and again when New York nearly stole the inbound pass after Emmanuel Mudiay's 3-pointer cut the deficit to three.
Instead, Collison retrieved the ball, drew the foul and made two free throws to seal the win and snap a two-game losing streak. Collison finished with 16 points and nine rebounds.
Mudiay led the Knicks with 21 points and Damyean Dotson scored 18 - not quite enough to snap a losing streak that is now at seven. The Knicks also have lost six straight to Indiana.
After New York took a 47-37 lead midway through the second quarter, Indiana charged back to make it 55-52 at halftime then opened the third quarter with three straight 3s to for a 12-point advantage.
Indiana extended the lead to 97-81 on Turner's layup with 7:14 to go, but the Knicks only allowed two baskets the rest of the game - and still lost.
DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 16 rebounds, his 12th double-double since joining the team. Kevin Knox had 16 points.
Wesley Matthews scored 14 points against the team that released him following last month's trade with Dallas. Turner had 15 points and nine rebounds.
The Pacers turned the game by going 6 of 9 on 3s in the third quarter.
The Pacers welcome Paul George back to town with Oklahoma City on Thursday.