It’s been 185 days since Roy Hibbert stalled Carmelo Anthony’s drive to the basket in midair; 185 days since Lance Stephenson erupted for 25 points in Game 6, at once proving the worth and wait Larry Bird had invested in him; 185 days since the Pacers sent the Knicks abruptly into their summer vacation.

On Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, Indiana (10-1) added to New York’s misery.

To be more specific, Paul George added to their misery.

The Pacers star sunk three free throws with 5 seconds left to force overtime, then dominated the extra session as the Pacers earned a 103-96 victory.

It was the latest edition in George’s growing late-game resume, one that began to blossom last season and shined throughout Indiana’s six-game victory over the Knicks in last spring’s Eastern Conference semifinals. The All-Star forward poured in a season-high 35 points Wednesday night, 21 of which came in the fourth quarter and overtime.

It was a game the struggling Knicks seemingly had in their grasp, a game they’d seized control of behind the late-game heroics of Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith.

But their lead wilted with one whistle in the waning moments.

Indiana, trailing by three, had one last chance to force overtime. George took his cue, sinking three free throws after Iman Shumpert was called for a foul on a 3-point attempt by George with 5 seconds remaining.

“I felt it,” George said of Shumpert’s arm while he lofted the potential game-tying shot. “He definitely fouled me.”

Said Shumpert: “It was a contested shot. It doesn’t really matter what I think.”

Behind George, Indiana dominated the overtime 14-7 and became the first team in the NBA this season to reach 10 victories.

“It was one of those grind-it-out sort of games,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “Sometimes, that’s when we’re at our best.”