Knicks’ DiVincenzo Has Message for Pacers’ Turner After Heated Game 5 Exchange

The Knicks guard addressed his dust-up with the Pacers big man after Game 5.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner argues with New York Knicks guard Donte DiVincenzo during Game 5.
Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner argues with New York Knicks guard Donte DiVincenzo during Game 5. / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Donte DiVincenzo wasn't messing around during the New York Knicks' 121–91 win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.

DiVincenzo engaged in a heated brouhaha with Pacers center Myles Turner during the third quarter. The two players got tangled up when Turner tried to set a pick on the possession after DiVincenzo threw down a thunderous put-back slam on the other end.

The 27-year-old Knicks guard had a message for Turner after the game.

"They're trying to be tough guys. That's not their identity," DiVincenzo told reporters after the game. "Nobody's going to fight in the NBA. Take the foul, keep it moving. You're not a tough guy, just keep it moving."

DiVincenzo finished the game with eight points on 4-of-14 shooting while tallying seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. Turner logged 16 points and five rebounds in 30 minutes.

The Knicks, who now lead the Eastern Conference semifinal series 3–2, return to the court Friday in Indiana for Game 6 against the Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.


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