Buddy Hield led Indiana with 31 points.
After New York led by 25 points in the third quarter, Hield cut it to 105-103 with a 3-pointer with 3:10 left. Brunson countered for the Knicks, scoring the next seven points of the game.
Hield’s four-point play with 1:22 remaining pulled the Pacers to 112-109. He had a chance to tie it on Indiana’s next possession, but his 3-pointer was off the mark.
Pacers: Indiana set a franchise record by hitting at least 10 3-pointers in its 19th straight game. … Coach Rick Carlisle coached Brunson in Dallas for three seasons (2018-21).
Knicks: New York is 11-11 at Madison Square Garden this season. It is the only team in the NBA with a winning record, but without a home mark above .500. … Randle is the only Knick to start all 42 games.
Pacers: Hosts Atlanta on Friday night.
Knicks: At Washington on Friday night.
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Jeffrey Bernstein, The Associated Press