New York, NY (Sports Network) - Nate Robinson scored 32 of his season-high 41 points in the second half and came up with the steal and go-ahead layup with 26.1 seconds left, as the New York Knicks edged Indiana, 123-119, at Madison Square Garden.
Robinson tied the Knicks record for most points off the bench, equaling the mark set by Bob McAdoo in a game against Atlanta on December 17, 1978. The reigning All-Star slam dunk champion shot 11-of-18 from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range. He also went 15-of-19 at the foul line and had eight rebounds, as the Knicks won for the third time in four contests following a six-game skid.
Al Harrington scored 27 and had seven rebounds for New York, which beat Indiana for just the third time in the last 11 meetings. David Lee posted 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Jarrett Jack scored a season-best 33 points and Marquis Daniels added 28 for Indiana, which has dropped 11 of its last 12 road games. Troy Murphy had 19 points and 21 rebounds for the Pacers, who were without their three top scorers this season as Danny Granger (torn tendon in right foot), Mike Dunleavy (sore right knee) and T.J. Ford (flu) all missed the contest.
The Knicks led by as many as 10 points in the last quarter. Robinson's four- point play moved the cushion to 97-87 with less than a minute played in the quarter, but Indiana bounced back for the next eight points and eventually pushed ahead 119-117 on two free throws from Jack with 1:01 remaining.
Robinson then made a pair of foul shots 10 seconds later, and Wilson Chandler came up with a big block on a shot from Indiana's Brandon Rush. That left the Pacers with little time on the shot clock when they inbounded the ball with 30.9 seconds left. Robinson picked off Jeff Foster's errant pass and coasted to the basket for the go-ahead layup.
Murphy was then called for traveling in the lane and Robinson sealed the win by nailing two foul shots with 16.2 seconds to go.
The Knicks held a slim 23-20 edge after the opening quarter, but the game was tied at 51 at the half.
Rush's jumper pushed Indiana to a 63-57 edge early in the third, but the Knicks rallied to grab a 93-87 lead moving to the fourth.