Knicks’ Donte DiVincenzo rips Pacers after Myles Turner scuffle: ‘They were trying to be tough guys’

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new York Knicks Sharpshooter Donte DiVincenzo clashes with Indiana Pacers star Myles Turner during Tuesday night’s 121-91 win in Game 5.

Up 20 points, DiVincenzo knocked down a tip-in slam on Jalen Brunson’s miss in the third quarter of the game. The dunk thrilled the crowd and left some Knicks fans in disbelief.

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Myles Turner, #33, of the Indiana Pacers while exchanging words with Donte DiVincenzo, #0, of the New York Knicks during the second half of Game 5 in the NBA basketball second-round playoff series on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 Has been stopped by the authorities. , in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

pacers The ball was taken back to the floor. Turner tried to set a screen on DiVincenzo, and then the dust-up happened. The two came face to face and the officials and players had to separate.

DiVincenzo was talking trash throughout the game and after the game he was asked about the incident with Turner.

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“He was trying to be a tough guy. That’s not his identity,” DiVincenzo said. via SNY, “There was nothing else to it. I don’t agree with trying to one up anybody. Nobody’s going to fight in the NBA. Make fouls, keep it going. You’re not a tough guy, just keep it going.”

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DiVincenzo had eight points, seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes. Brunson had 44 points, seven assists and four rebounds to lead the Knicks.

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#0 Donte DiVincenzo of the New York Knicks plays defense during the game against the Indiana Pacers during Round 2 Game 5 of the 2024 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2024 in New York City. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Turner finished with 16 points and five rebounds. Pascal Siakam had 22 points and eight rebounds.

near new york a 3-2 series It will be flown back to Indiana Thursday night.

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Myles Turner, #33, of the Indiana Pacers is restrained by teammates after an altercation during the third quarter against the New York Knicks in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 14, 2024 in New York City . , (Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

“We still need another win so we can’t get too excited about it,” Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said. “We have to understand what we need to do, stay focused on the task at hand. If you feel good about yourself you’re going to lose in this league. We have to be ready to go.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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