If they absolutely had to, the Pacers believe they could win a Game 7 at the Garden. But it’s like getting in a car driven by Lindsay Lohan. If you can avoid it, by all means do.

The way to avoid that winner-take-all, pack-your-bags-for-Miami showdown would be winning Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Saturday night to eliminate the Knicks. But Indiana, up 3-2, might have to face that task without point guard George Hill, who has been out with a concussion.

“Our guys are very confident,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. “They know what they have to do to beat the Knicks. They believe very, very strongly that they can do it even without George Hill. They’re going to come in with great confidence.”

Confidence would be a lot higher with Hill in the mix, but a determination will not be made until today. Hill, who sustained the concussion from a Tyson Chandler elbow in Game 4, missed the Knicks’ 85-75 Game 5 win at the Garden on Thursday.

Hill was scheduled to be reevaluated late yesterday. According to the NBA’s concussion policy, no clearance to play can be sanctioned until the player passes several extensive testing steps and protocols. The league policy stresses every case is different and there is no firm timetable for a return.