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Stephen A Smith implores Knicks to ‘get it done’ in impassioned Game 7 rant

The Knicks still have one more chance to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

And Stephen A. Smith doesn’t want them to miss a shot.

The ESPN talking head and avid fan was frustrated by the Knicks’ inability to shut out the Pacers in Friday’s Game 6, praising their efforts, including star Jalen Brunson.

Jalen Brunson and the Knicks have to play Game 7. Jason Suzens/New York Post

On top of that, the Knicks haven’t been to the Eastern Conference Finals in 24 years, so Smith said it’s time for the team to “get it done.”

“I’m not happy. The New York Knicks weren’t ready for the game,” Smith said on a postgame show that aired on a portion of SportsCenter.

“Jalen Brunson was terrible in the first half, Josh Hart was messing around with his abdomen for a while…I think we expected more from him and took advantage of the three days of rest and didn’t end up on the brink of elimination.” But nevertheless, it is what it is. They need something more. ”

From there, Smith said the Knicks need something special, adding that they’ll get it right away. That means he’ll be at Madison Square Garden on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

“They need something special, and they’re going to get it. It’s me, I’ll be there,” he said, drawing laughs from his teammates on ESPN NBA .

When former Warriors general manager Bob Myers was talking late about how he loves watching Knicks games, but also worries about the health of the Knicks, especially Hart’s abdomen, Smith said that his beloved blue And the Orange franchise is the way to go.

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“Josh Hart is going to play, he’s going to play. [Isaiah] Harteinstein will play,” Smith continued. “And the New York Knicks are going to go to the Conference Finals. I didn’t want this to happen, I get it…but damn, this is what it means. I’ve been waiting for decades to get back to the Eastern Conference Finals. I’ve been waiting for you. I understand your stomach, and I understand how you’re feeling right now.”

“In short, there’s no tomorrow, get it done!” Smith yelled on the ESPN set. “We’re going to think about Boston or what happens after that. Finish at 3:30 on Sunday. [ET], I am prepared! I don’t care what you have to do, understand that!

The last time the Knicks played a Game 7, they defeated the Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals in 1999-2000.

New York Knicks’ Precious Achiuwa, Donte DiVincenzo, Miles McBride and Jalen Brunson react while sitting on the bench during the fourth quarter. Jason Suzens/New York Post

In the 1994 and 1995 playoffs, the Knicks and Pacers played two epic seven-game series, with New York winning the first game to advance to the NBA Finals and Indiana winning the second half in the semifinals.

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