Stephen A. Smith ‘throwing up’ as Knicks get destroyed by Pacers

Stephen A. Smith is not one to express his feelings subtly.

After going into the locker room with a 69-41 victory in Game 4 against the Pacers, where the Knicks were dominated in the first half, it was clear that Smith felt a certain way about his team.

Malika Andrews asked Smith during ABC’s halftime show what he would do if he were Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau, and he gave a theatrical answer.

“Well, the first thing I do is get out of the bathroom because I just finished throwing up after watching my team play like that in the first half. It was absolutely, definitely awful. ” said Smith.

Stephen A. Smith during ABC’s Halftime Show on Sunday. ABC

Smith wasn’t alone in his disdain for the Knicks’ performance in the opening 24 minutes, when the Pacers outplayed them in almost every way.

The game got off to a bad start, with the Knicks hitting just 6 of 23 shots in the first quarter and watching Indiana’s bench outscore them 17-0.

Smith seems to think so. Showing concern for the Knicks before the game When we talk about players who have stepped up despite a lot of injuries, like Jalen Brunson, who fought through a foot injury.

Ben Shepard #26 of the Indiana Pacers makes a 3-point shot against Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks in the first quarter of Game 4. Charles Wenzelberg/NY Post
Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau responded during Game 4 against the Pacers. Charles Wenzelberg/NY Post

“You have to wonder when that level of attrition starts and impacts their movement to some extent,” Smith says. “I thought you saw a little bit of that in the fourth quarter of Game 3. That’s what I’m concerned about right now.”

The Knicks defeated the 76ers in six games and took the first two games of the series against the Pacers.

The Pacers finally got their first win of the series Friday night when the series moved to Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, and were looking to end the series with a Game 4 win.