There is Cope! And hope.

The Knicks are taking this series back to Indiana — something coach Mike Woodson predicted yesterday morning in a bold “I’m-expecting-to-win’’ declaration.

Buoyed by ferociously physical defense, a bounce-back game from J.R. Smith, 28 points from Carmelo Anthony, a big second half from Raymond Felton and popular rookie Chris Copeland’s pleasant addition to the main part of the rotation, the Knicks are alive.

They extended their second-round series with a 85-75 grind-it-out, wire-to-wire victory over the Pacers in Game 5 at the Garden last night. The Knicks now trail the second-round series 3-2, with Indiana trying to close them out tomorrow night in Game 6 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where the Knicks are 0-4 this season.

“We know we can play there. We know we can win there,’’ Kenyon Martin said.

If the Knicks finally can break the Indy curse, they get Game 7 back in their house Monday — with the winner meeting Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals.

“I think we played with a sense of urgency, knowing what was at stake, facing elimination on our home court,’’ Anthony said. “We played like we really wanted it. This is probably the best game we’ve played throughout the whole series as for effort. One of those nights we had to will ourselves to win and did that.’’

Anthony got hot from mid-range in the first half and in the low post in the second half. The numbers weren’t superb (12 of 28 shooting) but when the Knicks needed a big low-post basket down the stretch, he provided it. The Knicks offense still is not up to snuff. They shot 41 percent.

“We can’t find our shots but we’re still going to take those shots,’’ Anthony said. “We’re still confident from that aspect. We didn’t shoot the ball very well, but we made shots at the critical times and controlled the game.’’