“A lot of yall owe Tyrese Haliburton an apology” – NBA world reacts as Indiana Pacers DESTROY New York Knicks in Game 4

The New York Knicks were a disaster in the opening quarter before rolling over in a Mother’s Day Massacre by the Pacers.

“A lot of yall owe Tyrese Haliburton an apology” – NBA world reacts as Indiana Pacers DESTROY New York Knicks in Game 4

Tyrese Haliburton and Jalen Brunson (via Open Source/X)

The Indiana Pacers totally dominated the New York Knicks in Game 4 of their playoff series, winning 121-89 and tying the series at 2-2. The Pacers had six players score in double figures and were led by Tyrese Haliburton who had 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists.


The Pacers’ defense was stifling, as they held the best player in the East, Jalen Brunson, to just 18 points on 6/17 shooting. Furthermore, Indiana’s bench, led by T.J. McConnell and Obi Toppin provided a spark and extended the lead with McConnell having a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists, and he also played strong defense against Brunson.

The Indiana Pacers built a 23-point lead during the first quarter of the encounter and never looked back, as they took a 28-point advantage into halftime. They extended their lead to 38 points heading into the fourth quarter, and neither team played their starters for the final 12 minutes.

The win now sets up a crucial Game 5 at the Madison Square Garden, New York on Tuesday. Despite the lopsided score, the Knicks may benefit from the extra rest for their starters, who have been playing heavy minutes due to injuries to key players like OG Anunoby, Julius Randle, and Mitchell Robinson.

Fans react to the Indiana Pacers’ masterclass against the New York Knicks

Social media was literally on fire as a result of the defeat the Knicks suffered at the hands of Eastern Conference rivals Tyrese Haliburton and the Indiana Pacers. It was a drubbing nobody saw coming from miles away even though the Pacers were the bookie’s favorites. 


Popular social media site X, formerly known as Twitter was the epicenter of the storm brewing. One user @dontwatchthatgg wrote on X: “A lot of yall owe Tyrese Haliburton an apology.” Here are other social media reactions:

Furthermore, the game now heads to New York for a crucial mark. Hopefully, those absent will be available to make their return as the pressure is now on Brunson and his Knicks to find a solution. 

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